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Do You Know This Song?

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Rogers and Hamersteins's "It's a Grand Night for Singing," in *State Fair* last night. There was an earlier version.

 

BTW, Jeanne Crain was my mother's favorite actress, they were the same age and she wished she looked like her. I really do think they looked alike in 1945!

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To: Film Aficianado-----The protocol of these games is that when answering a question, you are supposed to wait for the questioner to say that your answer is correct, before proceeding with your own question. Thank you.

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Well, no one responded to my guess about "Bells Are Ringing," so I'm going to assume it was correct. OK, here's the beginning lyrics to a movie song:

 

Hey there, Mister, build a fence around your sister.

 

The questions are:

 

1. The song and the movie title are the same. Give the title.

2. Who sang the title song during the credits?

3. Name the three actress/singers who were prominently featured in the cast.

 

Hint: This is a comedy from the 1960's and the male star got his start in a successful Western series on TV.

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I think I know the answers to 2 of the 3 questions:

 

1. The Boys Night Out

2. Patti Page

 

And the hint: James Garner got his start on TV as "Maverick".

 

The only actress I remember from the movie is Kim Novak, but she didn't sing, did she? Am I correct so far? If someone can answer No. 3 (assuming I'm right so far), he or she may continue the thread.

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OK. It took two of you to come up with all the answers. Actually, I'm impressed. At first I thought this might be too difficult a question. Yes, the three actress/singers are Patti Page, Anne Jeffries, and Janet Blair. Good going!

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I'll take it...

 

"...Only a song dying away,

Only a smile to keep in memory

Until we meet another day.

 

Only a rose to whisper,

Blushing as roses do;

I'll bring along a smile or a song for anyone...

....... ..... ...... ...... ....."

 

Song? movie?

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The song is "Only A Rose". It was from a Rudolph Friml operetta called "The Vagabond King" which was filmed in the early thirties with Jeannette MacDonald and in the fifties with Kathryn Grayson.

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Thanks. Here's one you probably know.

 

The odds were a hundred to one against me,

The world thought the heights were too high to climb,

But people from Missouri never incensed me.

Oh, I wasn't a bit concerned,

For from history I had learned,

How many, many times the worm had turned.

 

That's the verse to a well known song that was featured in a well received musical. Can you name the song, movie, performers, and song writers? I'll bet cujas knows it.

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Actually the title of the movie is the title of another later song by a different composer...and two other different movies...ha! ha! ha!...Let's see who'll get it...(I hope you don't mind my posting this, Miles. I just want to revive this thread by Lana)

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Well now I have to ask myself this. Shall I let you dance around the answer to my question by posting a question of your own? Since it appears that you know the answer, and since your question is one that I was considering for a future post, I'll sit this one out and wait for someone else to respond.

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They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round

" when Edison recorded sound.

 

 

But ho, ho ho, Who's got the last laugh now?

 

Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers in *Shall We Dance*.

 

"They All Laughed" by Ira & George Gershwin.

 

My favorite Astaire song.

 

The Tap Princess has spoken.

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Yes, "Shall We Dance?" is, of course, also the title of a song from "The King And I", as well as a Japanese movie from the nineties and an American movie of a few years ago with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. The Gershwin song was also featured in the nineties stage production of "Crazy For You", a show loosely based on their early hit, "Girl Crazy". Here are the lyrics to "They All Laughed" that I got from an internet source..

 

The odds were a hundred to one against me

The world thought the heights were too high to climb

But people from Missouri never incensed me

Oh, I wasn?t a bit concerned

For from hist?ry I had learned

How many, many times the worm had turned

 

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus

When he said the world was round

They all laughed when Edison recorded sound

They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother

When they said that man could fly

 

They told marconi

Wireless was a phony

It?s the same old cry

They laughed at me wanting you

Said I was reaching for the moon

But oh, you came through

Now they?ll have to change their tune

 

They all said we never could be happy

They laughed at us and how!

But ho, ho, ho!

Who?s got the last laugh now?

 

They all laughed at Rockefeller center

Now they?re fighting to get in

They all laughed at Whitney and his cotton gin

They all laughed at Fulton and his steamboat

Hershey and his chocolate bar

 

Ford and his misery

Kept the laughers busy

That?s how people are

They laughed at me wanting you

Said it would be, "hello, goodbye."

But oh, you came through

Now they?re eating humble pie

 

They all said we'd never get together

Darling, let?s take a bow

For ho, ho, ho!

Who?s got the last laugh?

He, hee, hee!

Let?s at the past laugh

Ha, ha, ha!

Who?s got the last laugh now? "

 

I think that one line is incorrect. I think it should be "Ford and his Lizzie kept the laughers busy. Nevertheless, It's a great song. Princess cujas, it's show time! You're up.

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It's time for an Old Favorite from my childhood--

 

"I'll slam the door and let the hell-cat freeze."

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A hint:--this number begins with: "Damn, damn, damn, damn"

 

FYI--it's from a movie with a "G" rating.

 

Edited by: cujas on Mar 23, 2011 5:40 PM

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Prof. Henry Higgins does not accept slang as a viable mode of the English language.

 

The song is Higgins' greatest soliloquy in "My Fair Lady" and famously, the only Higgins song sung by all the greats--From Andy Williams--on down.

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