- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 24, 2007
- Originally Released: 1948
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Film biography of Rodgers and Hart with back-to-back showstoppers from a constellation of stars.
A musical biography of song and show composers Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Rodgers, who penned the music, managed to live a reasonably happy and normal life, with a stable marriage and comfortable home. Lyricist Hart, by contrast, gradually grew more and more depressed, and never succeeded in finding the relationship he longed for; he died when only 47 years of age.
The film features numerous musical and choreographic interludes, performed by some of MGM's best-known stars.
- Story adaptation by Ben Feiner, Jr.
- Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart ended their collaboration in 1941, only two years before Hart's death. Rodgers then began a fruitful partnership with Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he created such classics as "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," "South Pacific," and "The Sound of Music."
- Color by Technicolor.
- Songs include:
"Where or When"
"Lady Is a Tramp"
"There's a Small Hotel"
"With a Song in My Heart"
"My Heart Stood Still"
- Musical numbers include:
June Allyson singing "Thou Swell" from "Connecticut
Judy Garland singing "Johnny One-Note"
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney singing "I Wish I Were in
Lena Horne singing "Where or When" and "Lady Is a Tramp"
Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen dancing to "Slaughter on 10th
Mel Torme singing "Blue Moon"
- The film uses an excerpt from the 1937 film "Camille," directed by George Cukor.
- Dee Turnell also appears in the film as herself.