That's My Baby (1944)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 14, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Only at Republic studios would action star Richard Arlen head the cast of a muscial comedy. In That's My Baby, Tim Jones (Arlen) and his girl friend Betty (Ellen Drew) try to pull her dad, the appropriately named R. P. Moody (Minor Watson), out of a deep blue funk. On the verge of suicide, Moody is cheered up by a series of musical numbers, performed by the likes of bandleader Freddie "Schnickelfritz" Fisher and pianist Gene Rogers. The film's highlight is an animated sequence produced by Dave Fleischer, who'd left Paramount several years earlier to form his own independent cartoon firm. The screenplay for That's My Baby was the handiwork of no less than novelist Irving Wallace!

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bandleader, couple, father, musical [play], depression, family