Poster watch Words and Music online

Words and Music 1948

  • 7.3
    TVGLU rating 7.3/10 12 votes
  • 6.3/10
    TMDB rating
  • 6.5/10
    IMDB rating
  • Approved
    Qualification
  • 39
    visits

Overview

Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and their breakthrough, to their successes on Broadway, London, and Hollywood. We see the fruits of Hart and Rodgers' collaboration - elaborately staged numbers from their plays, characters' visits to night clubs, and impromptu performances at parties. We also see Larry's scattered approach to life, his failed love with Peggy McNeil, his unhappiness, and Richard's successful wooing of Dorothy Feiner.
Words and Music online, download Words and Music free

Plot summary

Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and their breakthrough, to their successes on Broadway, London, and Hollywood. We see the fruits of Hart and Rodgers' collaboration - elaborately staged numbers from their plays, characters' visits to night clubs, and impromptu performances at parties. We also see Larry's scattered approach to life, his failed love with Peggy McNeil, his unhappiness, and Richard's successful wooing of Dorothy Feiner.
watch Words and Music online free, download Words and Music HD

Review

I just saw it on TCM, and a fresh viewing of it gives rise to so many ironies regarding the real Lorenz Hart. Many critics have attacked the film because it so clearly ignores the facts. But what mainstream film do *you* know from 1948 that features an openly gay protagonist? When the studio is sweetness-and-light MGM you simply have to buy the premise and move on. (Note through all of Mickey Rooney's pursuit of Betty Garrett, she keeps alluding to 'something' about him that keeps her from marrying him. Foreshadowing?) Rooney, to his credit, seems to go for pathos in his performance but just overacts the role, and winds up making Hart into some kind of wind-up toy about to explode. Later in the film when he's wallowing in loneliness (punctuated in the party sequence with the song
watch movie Words and Music online, Words and Music online
Fanart Fanart

Tom Drake

Richard Rodgers

Fanart Fanart

Mickey Rooney

Lorenz Hart

Fanart Fanart

Janet Leigh

Dorothy Feiner Rodgers

Fanart Fanart

Marshall Thompson

Herbert Fields

Fanart Fanart

Betty Garrett

Peggy Lorgan McNeil

Fanart Fanart

Jeanette Nolan

Mrs. Hart

Fanart Fanart

Ann Sothern

Joyce Harmon

Fanart Fanart

Perry Como

Eddie Lorrison Anders

Fanart Fanart

Cyd Charisse

Margo Grant

Fanart Fanart

Richard Quine

Ben Feiner Jr.

Fanart Fanart

June Allyson

Alisande La Carteloise

Fanart Fanart

Judy Garland

Herself

Fanart Fanart

Lena Horne

Herself

Fanart Fanart

Gene Kelly

Himself

Fanart Fanart

Vera-Ellen

Herself

Fanart Fanart

Mel Tormé

Himself

Fanart Fanart

Clinton Sundberg

Shoe Clerk

Fanart

Dee Turnell

Dee Turnell

Fanart Fanart

Edward Earle

James Fernby Kelly

Fanart Fanart

Harry Antrim

Dr. Rogers

Fanart Fanart

Ilka Grüning

Mrs. Rogers

Fanart Fanart

Emory Parnell

Mr. Feiner

Fanart

Ramon Blackburn

One of the Blackburn Twins

Fanart

Royce Blackburn

One of the Blackburn Twins

Fanart Fanart

Dick Haymes

Dick Haymes

Fanart Fanart

Dorothy Abbott

Showgirl (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Irving Bacon

Hollywood Realtor (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Gower Champion

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Gino Corrado

Italian Waiter (uncredited)

Fanart

Jeanne Coyne

Showgirl (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Frank Mayo

Minor Role (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

George Meeker

Producer (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Bert Moorhouse

Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)

Fanart Fanart

Allyn Ann McLerie

Singer in Garrick Gaeities

Comments

New to Tvglu.net?Join now