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Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

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Along with a few singers, songwriter Harry Warren performs sometimes brief versions of several of his own compositions, including "I Found a Million Dollar Baby," "You're My Everything," "Shadow Waltz" and "Forty-Second Street."

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Ray McCarey
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Warren ... Himself
The Leaders The Leaders ... Themselves - Singing Trio
Gladys Brittain Gladys Brittain ... Herself - Singer
Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Herself - Singer (as Marjorie Hines)
Marguerite & Le Roy Marguerite & Le Roy ... Themselves - Dance Team
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Harry Warren plays some of his most popular numbers on a piano in a tux in a drawing room with a few couples listening and a full bar in the foreground. There's some kidding and a few comic lyrics set to Warren tunes, then Margie Hines and Gladys Brittain alternate singing some of Warren's best-known songs, joined from time to time by singing trio The Leaders. Couples dance, featuring Marguerite and Le Roy. Several couples kiss, others throw back martinis. For the final number, "Forty-Second Street," Warren begins with some solo piano and then, in a clip from 42nd Street (1933), we go to a sound stage with a cast of hundreds singing and dancing to an orchestra's playing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pepper Pot (1933-1934) (#6): Harry Warren, America's Foremost Composer See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". See more »

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Features 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose
Performed by Harry Warren on piano and sung by Harry Warren, Margie Hines and Gladys Brittain
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Fun Short with some Great Music
18 May 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

*** (out of 4)

Warner promotional short for their 42ND STREET has composer Harry Warren being asked to say a speech but he informs everyone that he's too shy so instead he does a few songs. You and Healthy, I Found a Million Dollar Baby, Would You Like to Take a Walk?, Have a Little Faith in Me and Forty-Second Street are just a few of the songs performed here. Yes, this is just a promotional piece but it's actually a very entertaining one and it thankfully doesn't just show clips from the motion picture. I really enjoyed how much life these songs were given not only by Warren but those dancing everything out. The film runs a brief 8-minutes but it's packed with great music, some nice visuals and enough action for two movies. I think most music experts would say Warren wasn't the "foremost composer" but it seems time has remembered him a lot better and he's been given a lot more credit than he was when this was originally released.


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