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Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (1943)

Passed | | Short, Music | 27 March 1943 (USA)

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Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.


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Cast overview:
Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra ... Orchestra
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Nelson ... Harriet Hilliard (as Harriet Hilliard)


Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.

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Release Date:

27 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters: Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?


This short is on the Warner Bros. DVD for Watch on the Rhine (1943). See more »


Come On, Get Up
Written by Ben Black
Sung by Ozzie Nelson, an unidentified female vocalist and some soldiers
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Once again, Ozzie is hot!
28 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of the newest of the Vitaphone shorts--known as a "Melody Master". These later musical shorts generally had been more straight forward and had simpler sets and no real story to tie it all together--just a famous band of the day doing their stuff. However, starting during the war years these shorts began to have a narrator and purported to give a bit of background on the band leader.

This is the second short I've seen in the last couple days featuring Ozzie Nelson (of "Ozzie & Harriet" fame) and his band. And, in both cases, Ozzie makes it well worth seeing because of a humorous talking-song. I say talking-song because his delivery sounds like both singing and reading a rhyming storybook--and it's both funny and clever. The other three numbers are also good--but the song about him not wanting to wake up is a classic--as is the punchline.

By the way, the woman in this song is NOT Ozzie's wife. And, in a nod to WWII, you see lots of folks in uniform throughout this short. See this one!

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