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Words and Music (1948)

Words and Music
7.4 Rating
(19 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating
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June Allyson June Allyson
June Allyson
Perry Como Perry Como
Eddie Lorrison Anders
Judy Garland Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Lena Horne Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Gene Kelly Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney
Lorenz 'Larry' Hart
Ann Sothern Ann Sothern
Joyce Harmon
Tom Drake Tom Drake
Richard 'Dick' Rodgers


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Guy Bolton Guy Bolton
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Ben Feiner Jr. Ben Feiner Jr.
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Words and Music

3 years ago at Jun 25 3:54
Throughout the 40s MGM released several of these thinly veiled revue films disguised as (highly fictionalized) biographies of famous composers. This one tackles Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers, and the dramatics connecting the musical numbers is positively inert, which is a shame since Mickey Rooney could be a highly effective performer if utilized correctly. The one reason to check out Words and M... read more
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Description: The life stories of Broadway tunesmiths Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are prettified for the screen in MGM's Words and Music. Billed fourth, the colorless Tom Drake plays Rodgers, but never mind that: the film belongs to Mickey Rooney, as the dynamic, self-destructive Lorenz Hart. Understandably, Hart's bisexuality is downplayed. According to MGM, his biggest problem in life is that he was never satisfied with his work. We are, however, especially when those great Rodgers & Hart tunes are performed by the likes of Judy Garland, Janet Leigh, Perry Como, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Betty Garrett, Ann Sothern, Mel ... (more)
Release date: 31 December 1948
Tags: Music (2), Songwriters (1), Singing (1), Plays (1), Collaboration (1), Semi-biographical (1), Biography (1), Musical (1), Comedy (1), 1948 (1), Dance (1), Sing (1)
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