Saturday, February 13, 2010


Last night I watched an old 1948 movie from Netflix -- “Words and Music”. This was presumably about the collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, though I had the distinct feeling that Hollywood hoked it up a bit. When I Googled the title, I read that it was a fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. What really made it enjoyable was the music, and the show pieces containing their music. The film was full of guest spots from Gene Kelly and Mel Torme to Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Ann Southern, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Janet Leigh, and Vera-Ellen. Mickey Rooney played Lorenze (Larry) Hart, and Tom Drake (you remember him) played Richard Rogers. Actually quite enjoyable, if one ignored the plot.

Humor -
A few more of the English church signs --


  1. I enjoy those musical numbers, too. Sounds like an all-star tribute cast. Pity about the plot.

  2. Loved the signs, guffawed at that last one.