A Song is Born
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 7, 2009
- Originally Released: 1948
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - French, Spanish
- Mono, Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Virginia Mayo, Hugh Herbert, Steve Cochran, Felix Bressart, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong & Benny Goodman|
|Directed by||Howard Hawks|
|Edited by||Daniel Mandell|
|Screenwriting by||Harry Tugend|
|Composition by||Emil Newman|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Director of Photography:||Gregg Toland|
Kaye plays Professor Hobart Frisbee, a naïve music scholar who, together with six other musicologists, is studying a strange new phenomenon known as jazz. While doing his research, Frisbee meets gangster moll Honey Swanson, a beautiful, tough-talking night club entertainer on the lam, who decides that the house where the seven scholars live would make for a great hide-out. So while the cops are searching for her to testify against her beau, she goes home with Frisbee and the gang. And Honey turns out to be just what this group of stodgy professors needs... as the house starts swinging and rocking with the sounds of jazz. That is, until her gangster boyfriend comes around to ruin the party.
- Color by Techniclor.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2 ratings.
This is a great movie. Virginia Mayo is a knockout, of course, always has been, and Danny Kaye is at his zany best, as usual.
It creates just enough suspense to make the story interesting, if not totally believable, but it is very entertaining.
I love it.