Top Man (1943)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this WW II musical, a young man suddenly finds himself in charge of his family when his father is called to war. To help the flagging spirits of local factory workers, the plucky lad, his siblings and his schoolmates put on a lively little show. With a little work, he even convinces Count Basie to come with his band. Songs include: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (Ted Koehler, Harry Barris, Billy Moll), "Basie Boogie" (Count Basie), "Dream Lover" (Clifford Grey, Victor Schertzinger), "Dark Eyes," "Jurame," "The Road Song," and "Romany Life" (adapted by Inez James, Buddy Pepper).

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musical [play], behind-the-scenes, child, classmate, factory, family, father, gathering, morale, responsibility, show, sister, songwriter, war, aristocracy, man