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The only thing missing from your presentation was that the song was originally written for the Broadway show. Adler and Ross were proteges of Frank Loesser. Sammy Davis also had a well-known version of this great song. Yours, Miles.


Edited by: finance on Sep 17, 2010 3:06 PM

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As long as we're doing lines from songs, here's some:


In spite of the worry that money brings, just a little filthy lucre buys a lot of things.

And I would take you to places you'd like to go, but outside of that, I've no use for dough.

It's the root of all evil, of strife and upheaval.

But I'm certain, honey, that life could be sunny, .......


The next line is the title of the song which was featured in a musical in the thirties. The song became a standard and has been recorded by many singers and bands over the years. Can you name the song, the movie it was first featured in, and who sang it in that movie?

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Written for the movie "Gold Diggers of 1937", the song, "With Plenty Of Money And You" was composed by Harry Warren with lyrics by Al Dubin. It was also known as "Gold Digger's Lullaby" and was performed by Dick Powell. Also in 1937, Fritz Freleng made a short cartoon, "Plenty Of Money And You", which featured the same song sung by a weasel to an ostrich chick as "Plenty Of Gravy On You"....

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At the height of his popularity, this star sang the beautiful "Serenade" by Riccardo Drigo (more popularly known as "Drigo's Serenade"), in English...Name the movie and the singer....and if you want to listen to the song, it's on You Tube.


Edited by: mudskipper on Sep 18, 2010 9:24 PM


Edited by: mudskipper on Sep 18, 2010 9:25 PM

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I really love Nelson Eddy with Jeanette MacDonald--but alone I gonna say he's all yours.


*Let Freedom Ring* must be a very interesting movie--with Eddy playing Gary Cooper or Randolph Scott with time to sing? But I've heard Virginia Bruce, and she wasn't too bad, unless they dubbed her in "Born to Dance".

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There's a song from a post-war era Hollywood musical that few people remember but it's simply beautiful.


"Who knows what happiness is waiting

Just a kiss away from where you are"


And if you can finish the song, you've got the title.


Please give us the Song, movie, composers and the Movie Star singing the song.


Caveat: not an obscure movie, just a forgotten tune.


Edited by: cujas on Sep 21, 2010 5:50 PM

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Thanks, Cujas...


"Flaming, with all the glow of sunrise,

A burning kiss is sealing

The vow that all betray...


For the passions that thrill love,

And lift you up to heaven,

Are the passions that kill love

And lead you down to hell..."


This lovely song was sung in at least two different movies, one from 1940 and the other from 1954. The one from 1940 was a remake, but the one from 1954 was entirely different... Name the song, the composer, and the two movies where the song was sung...If you want you can name the singers in the movies (A number of artists have recorded the song. Again, it has a number of versions in You Tube.)....

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Oscar Levant played the piano in *Humoresque*.


What was Oscar playing at the party where John Garfield meets Joan Crawford?


Specifically before Garfield plays the violin for Crawford.


Edited by: cujas on Oct 1, 2010 4:46 PM

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Thanks. Levant was apparently a close friend of George Gershwin...


In a 1951 musical, this musician played all the members of an orchestra in a fantasy sequence--the conductor, the pianist, and the representative musicians for each orchestra instrument. Many believe this was a tribute to a similar dream sequence in a movie made thirty years before where the star played everyone in a theater, including the band leader, the members of the band, the dancers on stage and everyone in the audience....Question--What is the title of the 1951 musical and who was the musician? What was the title of the 1921 movie and who was the star ?....

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1951-*The American In Paris* Oscar Levant--"The Concerto In F" by Gershwin.


If Oscar didn't conceive the conceited orch and audience, he never let on that the idea ever came from anyone or anything else.

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