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Song "Beyond The Blue Horizon"


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I have been getting conflicting and confusing "information" about the song "Beyond The Blue Horizon."

 

I would like to know:

 

Who wrote it? Who composed the music?

When was it written?

Who, if anyone, sang it in a movie?

Who recorded it?

Is there a story connected to the song?

 

Thank You.

 

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I found some info here:

 

http://www.theguitarguy.com/beyondt2.htm

 

The music was composed by Richard A. Whiting & W. Franke Harling, the lyrics by Leo Robin,

Jeannette MacDonald first sang it in the film Monte Carlo:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021153/

 

She recorded the song in 1944, and it was also sung by her in the film Follow the Boys:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036832/

 

There is also a movie titled Beyond the Blue Horizon, starring Richard Denning and Dorothy Lamour:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034510/

 

I don't see any mention of the song in that movie's credits.

 

One of my fondest memories is of Paul Douglas singing the song in Everybody Does It. But I love everything Paul Douglas did.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041341/

 

Hope this helps you!

 

Di

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As an aside, the song is also featured in Cagney's "Winner Take All" - it's played in the scene where he departs on a train for the west and is used as backround as the train crosses country. This is clearly done to be reminiscent of the original train-related scene in Monte Carlo when the song was originally introduced.

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I want to thank all of you, first of all, for your kind and helpful responses.

 

I really like this site and these message boards. I just joined here last night.

 

You are all really nice people.

 

I love Turner Classic Movies. Every time I watch TCM, I learn something new.

 

And I must say, my favorite parts of TCM are:

 

The silent Sunday movies

The underground foreign films

And the commentary by Robert Osborn

 

I am going to follow-up on all the information that you've provided.

 

And, I sure wish I could see Cagney on that train going west with "Beyond The Blue Horizon" playing! I've never seen it but I would get a real thrill out of it.

 

Maybe TCM will run it some time.

 

That would be great!

 

I have a sort of mystical attraction to that song. Maybe I will tell you why sometime.

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