Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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100 Meme - Film # 42

My next Danny Kaye film is A Song is Born, which also stars Virginia Mayo (dad is a fan of hers!!).

For those who don't know this film ... Shy introverted Professor Hobart Frisbee (Danny Kaye) runs a musical research institute. Along with his a team of music professors, among them Professor Magenbruch (Benny Goodman), they are writing a musical encyclopedia. Two window washers Buck and Bubbles make them aware that there is several new musical styles - jazz, swing, boogie woogie and bebop. Arriving on the scene is Honey Swanson (Virginia Mayo), a night club singer and the girlfriend of gangster Tony Crow (Steve Cochran). She needs to hide out for awhile so that she can't be made to testify against him. When the housekeeper decides that Honey is too disruptive and must leave, Honey decides to get Frisbee to fall for her. But it backfires when he does and proposes to her. Her gangster boyfriend decides to use this as a cover, and claiming to be her father he tells the professor to drive to New Jersey with her to have the wedding right away. His true plan is that Frisbee will be Honey's transportation to get her to him where he himself will marry her - making it impossible for Honey to testify against him. But before she gets to New Jersey she falls in love with Frisbee and can no longer marry her boyfriend

This clip is part of the film - Danny Kaye being a music professor is learning about jazz from some famous people ... I love this dig that Benny Goodman allows about himself. He was an amazing classical clarinetist ... but also a brilliant jazz vertoso.






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