Words and Music (1948)

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.

Directing:
  • Norman Taurog

Writing:
  • Fred F. Finklehoffe
  • Guy Bolton
  • Jean Holloway

Stars:
Release Date: 1948-12-31
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120

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Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
George Meeker
George Meeker
Producer (uncredited)
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Hollywood Realtor (uncredited)
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
James Fernby Kelly
Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
Harry Antrim
Harry Antrim
Dr. Rogers
Vera-Ellen
Vera-Ellen
Vera-Ellen
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Dorothy Feiner
Emory Parnell
Emory Parnell
Mr. Feiner
Dorothy Abbott
Dorothy Abbot...
Showgirl (uncredited)
Tom Drake
Tom Drake
Richard Rodgers
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
Lorenz Hart
Marshall Thompson
Marshall Thom...
Herbert Fields
Jeanette Nolan
Jeanette Nola...
Mrs. Hart
Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
Joyce Harmon
Perry Como
Perry Como
Eddie Lorrison Anders
Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse
Margo Grant
Richard Quine
Richard Quine
Ben Feiner Jr.
June Allyson
June Allyson
Alisande La Carteloise
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé
Dee Turnell
Dee Turnell
Dee Turnell
Ilka Grüning
Ilka Grüning
Mrs. Rogers
Gower Champion
Gower Champio...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Mayo
Frank Mayo
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Allyn Ann McLerie
Allyn Ann McL...
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