Babes on Swing Street (1944)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Universal wasn't too well-known for its musicals, but Babes On Swing Street proved the studio had its own, special slant on the form -- the script has a certain sociological edge, steeped in class differences that figure as an undercurrent in the plot. But mostly it's just breezy entertainment -- Peggy Ryan's dancing is impressive, as is Marion Hutton's singing, and Sidney Miller gets to do some great impressions. And Freddie Slack and his band get some great performance sequences, with slack showing off on several keyboard instruments in one great sequence. But Leon Errol steals the picture with his comic antics, verbal and physical, and is worth the price of admission.