Words and Music Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ April 4, 2007
There's some great stuff here, the music of course and the Slaughter on 10th Avenue ballet with Vera-Ellen and Gene Kelly is amazing. Janet Leigh is lovely and impossibly young but is given nothing to do but Drake is bland almost to the point of invisiblity and Rooney is frankly a major hambone here terrible and annoying beyond measure. The songs and dances are five star but the story, most of which is fiction, is one.
July 18, 2007
If you're a fan of musicals this is a must-rent with a once-in-a-lifetime musical cast, including Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and Lena Horne
April 25, 2007
A cavalcade of perfect casting! Rodgers and Hart's music is worth every second of scene time alone.
May 13, 2014
An interesting and entertaining biopic on the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Apparently, it is not entirely true to history, and sugar-coats their personalities. However, the music is great, and the story is entertaining.

Great appearances, as themselves, by a who's-who of 1940s singers and actors (Judy Garland, Perry Como, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly...)
May 4, 2014
My kind of musical plus Mel Torme
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