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Heart & Soul: The Life and Music of Frank Loesser (2006)

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Matthew Broderick ... Himself
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Himself
Robert Morse ... Himself
Jerry Herman ... Himself
Betty Garrett ... Herself
Jo Sullivan Jo Sullivan ... Herself (as Jo Sullivan Loesser)
James Burrows ... Himself
Emily Loesser Emily Loesser ... Herself
Isabel Bigley Isabel Bigley ... Herself
Maury Yeston ... Himself
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John Bolton ... Himself
Jerry Whiddon Jerry Whiddon ... Narrator (voice)
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A documentary profile of the tough-talking, tender-hearted genius behind Broadway's "Guys & Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business" and pop standards from "Heart & Soul" to "Baby, It's Cold Outside." See more »


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TV-G
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USA

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English

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17 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Final Cut Productions See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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And Then He Wrote...
30 June 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

It's difficult to do a documentary of a creative artist who has been dead for almost half a century. People who knew Frank Loesser professionally are getting scarce and this enormously influential songwriter had few appearances in motion pictures. There aren't even more than a couple of TV clips in this piece. When it's someone like Loesser, it becomes even more frustrating: a series of artfully edited still photographed with a series of voice-overs narrating a story that becomes almost boring in its nearly uninterrupted row of greater and greater successes.

And that's what this documentary is: almost boring. On top of that, it's frustrating in that we never hear one of the great songs all the way through, just enough to identify it, from his earliest hit in collaboration -- "Heart and Soul" on.

It's good that they got these interviews recorded while the folks are still around, but this piece is just the groundwork for a piece that has something more to say than "....And then he wrote....."


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