Broadway Rhythm (1944), starring George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Charles Winninger, Gloria DeHaven,
Review of Broadway Rhythm
In short, Broadway Rhythm is a very enjoyable musical. It’s not the equal of Top Hat or some of the other great musicals — but it’s not trying to be. It’s a musical about a family of performers. The son has made it big — possibly too big for his britches. He’s chasing a girl who would be perfect for his play. A play that she’s not interested in. His father’s retired, although the father doesn’t think that he’s ready to be put out to pasture. And the younger sister is attending college, when she wants to be performing.Read More »Broadway Rhythm
Oh! You Beautiful Doll lyrics – music by Nat Ayer, lyrics by A. Seymour Brown, performed by George Murphy and Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal
Honey dear, want you near,
Just turn out the lights and then come over here!
Nestle close, up to my side,
My heart’s afire, with love’s desire
In my arms, rest complete,
I never thought that life could ever be so sweet
‘Til I met you, some time ago,
But now you know,
I love you so!
For Me and My Gal (1942), starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, George Murphy
For Me and My Gal is a good many things — an ode to vaudeville, with some excellent song and dance routines, a “boy meets girl” movie, the film debut of Gene Kelly, a patriotic movie — and a very good movie overall. Frankly, what’s most refreshing about For Me and My Gal is that the protagonist is a flawed person. His flaws lead to his problems, and whose overcoming them leads to character growth.Read More »For Me and My Gal