Everybody Sing (film)
|Directed by||Edwin L. Marin|
|Produced by||Harry Rapf|
|Written by||Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf
Milton Merlin (uncredited)
Bert Kalmar (uncredited)
Harry Ruby (uncredited)
Dalton Trumbo (uncredited)
|Music by||William Axt|
|Edited by||William S. Gray|
Young Judy Bellaire (Judy Garland) has trouble fitting in at school, causing trouble by introducing her jazzy style into music class and being expelled as a result. Returning home to her dysfunctional and financially challenged family, where her playwright father, actress mother, and beautiful elder sister, Sylvia (Lynne Carver) compete for attention along with the funny Russian maid, Olga (Fanny Brice) and the hunky cook, Ricky (Allan Jones), who is not-so-secretly in love with Sylvia. Judy foils her father's attempt to ship her off to Europe by escaping from the ship and then trying out for a musical show as a blackface singer, taking advantage of her love of jazz to enchant the show's producer, who hires her and makes her a star of his new show. Meanwhile, Ricky cuts a personal album musically expressing his love for Sylvia. Nevertheless, Sylvia is forced into engagement with another man.
When the distraught parents discover their younger daughter is appearing in a musical show, Sylvia rejoins her love, who is also appearing in the show. Finally, all the cast members are reunited, including the Russian maid, who finds her lost love, Boris. The movie's happy ending includes an extravagant stage piece with gorgeously attired chorus girls, happily reunited parents and child, and the happy kiss between Sylvia and Ricky, who is now the producer of a successful musical show.
|Allan Jones||Richard "Ricky" Saboni|
|Judy Garland||Judy Bellaire|
|Fanny Brice||Olga Chekaloff|
|Reginald Owen||Hillary Bellaire|
|Billie Burke||Diana Bellaire|
|Reginald Gardiner||Jerrold Hope|
|Lynne Carver||Sylvia Bellaire|
|Helen Troy||Hillary's secretary|
|Monty Woolley||John "Jack" Fleming|
|Adia Kuznetzoff||Boris, the bus driver|
|Henry Armetta||Signor Giovanni Vittorino, Cafe Nappo|
|Michelette Burani||Madame Le Brouchette|
|Mary Forbes||Miss Colvin|
In this film Allan Jones introduces the pop standard "The One I Love", with lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Bronisław Kaper and Walter Jurmann. The film includes three other songs from the same composing team: "(Down On) Melody Farm," "Swing Mr. Mendelssohn," and "The Show Must Go On". The St. Brendan's Boys Choir provided the singing voices for the schoolgirl chorus that backs Judy on her numbers.
After a stalled career at M-G-M, this was one of the films marking the picking up of momentum in Judy Garland's ascent to stardom. Following the sensational audience reaction to her singing "You Made Me Love You" to a picture of Clark Gable in Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), she was rushed into shooting two films back to back, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) and this film, which was held for later release.
According to MGM records the film earned $655,000 in the US and Canada and $348,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $174,000.
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