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Cast (feature film)

American Lifestyles (1987) as ("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years")
Jazz Ball (1958) as
Music Man (1948) as Himself
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) as Himself
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Lost in a Harem (1944) as
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
I Dood It (1943) as
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
The Fleet's In (1942) as
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.

Music (feature film)

Playing By Heart (1998) as Song ("I'M Glad There Is You")
Set in Los Angeles a chorus of talkers discuss the ups and downs of love, marriage and breaking up: the 40th anniversary of Hannah and Paul is darkened by jealousy; Joan meets Keenan in a phone booth while breaking up with her current boyfriend; Meredith is an overachiever who sends Trent packing be
Cool as Ice (1991) as Song ("Clarinet Polka")
A bad boy singer falls for a "good" girl.
Cookie (1989) as Song ("Jay Dee'S Boogie Woogie")
A paroled mobster hires his illegitimate daughter to work as his chauffeur.
Jazz Ball (1958) as Composer
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) as Composer
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
You Can't Ration Love (1944) as Composer
Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, thinks Betty is the cause of the ruling and dates Marian for spite. Betty broods and knits booties for her sister's baby, but conveys the impression to Marian that she is to have a baby. Johnnie learns he is the "suspected" father and, thinking it is another of Betty's tricks, plans to leave school. The other girls, led by Bubbles (Marie Wilson), are worried about Betty's future stigma and round up a justice of the peace and Johnnie. Betty confesses the hoax, and the girls start squabbling over the available-again Johnnie, while Betty and Johnnie make use of the still-available Justice of the Peace.

Music (special)

Big Band Ballroom Bash (1992) as Song ("Tangerine")
A special featuring big band music and ballroom dance performances.

Cast (short)

Misc. Crew (short)

Headline Bands (1945)
This musical short film showcases a series of bands through a compilation of older Vitaphone shorts, including "Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra" (1939) and "Rubinoff and His Violin" (1939). Vitaphone Release 1419A.

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