Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let's Make Music(1941).

Bob Crosby with Betty Grable.

Let's Make Music(1941). Cast: Bob Crosby, Jean Rogers and Elisabeth Risdon. Written by Nathanael West. The songs in Let's Make Music include the Bing Crosby (Bob's brother) classic "Big Noise From Winnetka".

Malvina Adams, teaches music appreciation to the students of, Newton High, who prefer "swing" to Chopiln. Malvina decides to write a song for the school band, "Fight on for Newton High," . Malvina's niece Abby, mails the song to band, leader Bob Crosby, who is surprised to discover that the writer is an elderly woman. Malvina's debut is a big success only for a short time. After, Malvina's contract is canceled, she writes another tune, inspired by Central Park, but.. it is not very good until,  Bob secretly rewrites the composition.

Lets Make Music, is a charming musical, that will make you will smile and it is a great treat to see a movie with Bob Crosby performing.

Jean Rogers (March 25, 1916 - February 24, 1991). She is best remembered as, Dale Arden, in two of the three Flash Gordon serials.

Jean Rogers, as a teenager in 1933, won a local beauty contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures, which helped launch a career in Hollywood. Rogers starred in a number of serials for Universal from 1935 to 1938, including: Ace Drummond and Flash Gordon.


"Fight on for Newton High"
Written by Roy Webb, Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby
Played on piano and sung by Elisabeth Risdon
Reprised on piano by Donna Jean Dolfer with Elisabeth Risdon singing
Reprised by Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Elisabeth Risdon, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats

"You Forgot About Me"
Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Richard Robertson and Sammy Mysels
Played by Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats

"Three Little Words"
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Music by Harry Ruby
Played by Bob Crosby Orchestra

"The Big Noise from Winnetka"
Written by Gil Rodin, Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc and Bob Crosby
Played by Bob Crosby Orchestra
Sung by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats; whistled by Bob Haggart

"Central Park"
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Matty Malneck
Played on piano by Jean Rogers and sung by Bob Crosby
Reprised at school with Donna Jean Dolfer on piano and sung by Gale Sherwood and the students

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