The Music Goes 'Round


1h 20m 1936

Film Details

Also Known As
Rolling Along
Release Date
Feb 27, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

Singer Harry Wallace takes a drive in the country on his day off but crashes into a tree and goes to a garage for repairs. While Harry waits for his car, he wanders down to the river and impulsively joins the performers on the showboat Susanna . Harry tells everyone his name is Harry Linden and is cast in several small roles in a play. The boat's owner, Hector Courtney, receives word that the sheriff of Adamsville is preparing to impound the boat because of Hector's debts. To save Hector, whose daughter Susanna attracts him, Harry asks his producers, O'Casey and Bishop to add the Courtney players to their client roster. The Courtney Players are signed to a contract, which Harry later regrets when he realizes that the more sophisticated New York audience will laugh at their efforts. On opening night, the audience roars with laughter at the performers, until Susanna takes the stage and tells them how small-minded she thinks they are. The troupe then returns to their showboat, and Hector shows Susanna Harry's telegrams of apology. Finally, as Harry sings outside the boat, Susanna runs into his arms and along with Hector, they drive off singing.

Cast

Harry Richman

Harry Wallace [also known as Harry Linden]

Rochelle Hudson

Susanna Courtney

Walter Connolly

Hector Courtney

Douglass Dumbrille

Bishop

Lionel Stander

O'Casey

Henry Mollison

Stephen [Grey]

Etienne Girardot

Brewster

Walter Kingsford

Cobham

Wyrley Birch

Josh

Victor Kilian

Marshall

Dora Early

Eleanora [Stubbs]

Edward Farley

Michael Riley

Gene Morgan

Nelson

Eddie Anderson

Lucifer

Al Herman

Stage manager

Ian Wolfe

Doctor

Romaine Callender

Butler

Nyas Berry

Dancer

Johnny Taylor

Dancer

Jelly Bean Johnson

Dancer

Princess Pee Wee

Dancer

Al Gibson

Dancer

Granville Bates

Speaker

Russell Hicks

Mr. Cohn

Irving Bacon

Stuttering man

Alan Bridge

Police inspector

William Jeffrey

Night club manager

Edward Earle

Manager of broadcasting station

Michael Bartlett

Himself

Maybelle Palmer

Old woman

C. B. Johnson

Table dancer

Victor Potel

Garage attendant

"snowflake" Toones

Garage attendant

Lloyd Whitlock

Man at nightclub

Betty Farrington

Mother of little girl

Ned Norton

Telegraph operator

Bill Nye

Motorcycle cop

Eddie Fetherstone

Ticket seller

Gladys Day Wood

Mother

Elizabeth Day Wood

Daughter

Art Berry

Second butler

Alma Fern

Maid

Frank Fanning

Patrol cop

The Four Blackbirds

The Rocket Trio

Erville Alderson

Harry Depp

Etta Mcdaniel

Arthur Loft

Jack Pennick

Gus Reed

Lillian West

Jack Mack

William R. Arnold

Harrison Greene

A. R. Haysel

Francis Sayles

Carl Mcbride

John Tyrell

Creighton Hale

Carmencita Johnson

Edwin August

Billy Engle

Walter Downing

Jessie Mcallister

Bess Nagel

Vangie Beilby

Scott Mattraw

Ben Hall

Bert Lindley

Harold Nelson

Alma Chester

Winifred Greenwood

Rhoda And Peppino

Herman Bing

Film Details

Also Known As
Rolling Along
Release Date
Feb 27, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Film Length
9 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

According to Hollywood Reporter, the film was originally titled Rolling Along, but was changed to The Music Goes 'Round to capitalize on the success of the hit song of the same name. Although the writing credits are different, this film bears a striking resemblance to Columbia's 1928 release, The Matinee Idol, directed by Frank Capra (see the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30, F2.3523).