Let's Make Music (1940)

Genres - Musical  |   Release Date - Jan 17, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though he lacked the casual charisma of his brother Bing, bandleader Bob Crosby starred in a series of reasonably successful films of his own. In Let's Make Music, Crosby and his "Bobcats" turn a dreadful football-victory song penned by elderly schoolmistress Malvina Adams (Elisabeth Risdon) into a hit by treating it as a novelty tune. When Malvina is brought to New York to capitalize on her unexpected success, she is accompanied by her pretty niece Abby (Jean Rogers), who is determined that her aunt won't be exploited or humilated. Sure enough, Abby and Crosby fall in love during Malvina's fifteen minutes of fame. Comedy relief is supplied by Yiddish Art Theater veteran Joseph Buloff, soon to gain Broadway immortality as Ali Hakim in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma. The songs in Let's Make Music include the enduring Crosby classic "Big Noise From Winnetka".

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band [music group], bandleader, behind-the-scenes, Big-Band, elderly, fame, football, group, lady, music, musical [play], music-teacher, schoolteacher, songwriter, teacher, victory, writing