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" "Mountain Greenery" "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 Yankee" Judy Garland singing "Johnny One-Note" Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney singing "I Wish I Were in Love Again" Lena Horne singing "Where or When" and "Lady Is a Tramp" Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen dancing to "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" Mel Torme singing "Blue Moon"
The film uses an excerpt from the 1937 film "Camille," directed by George Cukor.