Swingin' Along


1h 14m 1962

Film Details

Also Known As
Double Trouble, The Schnook
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Omaha, Nebraska, opening: 14 Feb 1962
Production Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Freddy Merkle, a simple-minded delivery boy, is incapable of finishing any of his artistic projects. His attempt at painting is half completed, his sculpture of a horse has only a rear end, and his original sonata consists of only a few opening bars. However, when his delivery motorcycle is destroyed in a collision with a circus elephant, Freddy decides to enter a song-writing contest in San Francisco. Encouraging him is Duke, a fast-talking con man who hopes to get part of the $2,500 prize money. Disaster strikes when Freddy's piano is repossessed and then sold by a finance company. Duke and Freddy retrieve the piano from the new owner by claiming that it must be removed for tuning. With the inspiration of his girl friend Ginny and the help of a cat that runs across the piano keyboard, Freddy completes his sonata; but the music is blown away by the wind. Disconsolate, he tries to commit suicide, but in typical fashion, he bungles the job. Unknown to him, a kindly priest has found his music and entered it in the contest. Freddy later learns that he is a finalist in the competition and races to Golden Gate Park to receive first prize.

Film Details

Also Known As
Double Trouble, The Schnook
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Omaha, Nebraska, opening: 14 Feb 1962
Production Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in San Francisco. The working title of this film is The Schnook. Originally scheduled for release in 1961 as Double Trouble. Sources conflict in crediting the role of the TV announcer.