Mr. Music (1950)




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Bing Crosby stars as Paul Merrick, an irresponsible songwriter in Mr. Music. Merrick's improvidence and prodigality has made him persona non grata in show business, so his secretary Katherine Holbrook (Nancy Olson) takes it upon herself to rehabilitate her boss. Meanwhile, producer Alex Conway (Charles Coburn) desperately needs a hit show to survive. Conway takes a chance on Merrick, who then enlists several of Katherine's college-student friends to put on a musical revue. All the group needs now is some money--$300,000, to be exact. Mr. Music is enlivened by several guest-star appearances, including Marge & Gower Champion, Dorothy Kirsten, Peggy Lee, the Merry Macs, and Groucho Marx who performs an amusing vaudeville turn with Crosby. Director Richard Haydn shows up in a pivotal cameo role, billed as "Claude Curdle."


Bing Crosby
as Paul Merrick
Nancy Olson
as Katherine Holbrook
Charles Coburn
as Alex Conway
Robert Stack
as Jefferson Blake
Tom Ewell
as Haggerty
Ruth Hussey
as Lorna Marvis
Ida Moore
as Aunt Amy
Donald Woods
as Tippy Carpenter
Groucho Marx
as Himself
Peggy Lee
as Herself
Richard Haydn
as Jerome Thisby
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Music

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Tuneful Crosby musical w/not so memorable tunes.

Mar 23, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Mr. Music

Great music and a fantastic cast. The one problem is that Bing and Nancy Olson share so little chemistry as a romantic couple. He's much better matched with Ruth Hussey but she's cast as the other woman. Still worth catching for the Peggy Lee/Bing Crosby duet if nothing else.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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The story is predictable, but the actors bring charm to the movie, and make it really fun to watch. Plus, there's that cool duet with Crosby and Groucho! I liked this movie, it was entertaining.

Aj V
Aj V

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