Everybody Sing

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  • 1938
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.2  (647)

Everybody Sing is a sparkling musical comedy from 1938 that stars a cast of some of the era's most talented performers, including Allan Jones, Judy Garland, and Fanny Brice. Set in the world of show business, the film tells the story of a wealthy, overbearing mother and her teenage daughter who both dream of becoming stars of the stage. Despite their great wealth, they find the road to fame to be a bumpy one, as they encounter a number of colorful characters along the way.

At the center of the film is Judy Garland, who plays Judy Bellaire, the daughter of a wealthy family. Though her parents hope that she will marry well and settle down, Judy dreams of becoming a star like her idol, the legendary singer and actress Fanny Brice. In order to pursue her dreams, Judy enrolls in a theatrical school, where she hopes to hone her skills and prove herself to her disapproving mother. Along the way, she meets a handsome young man named Ricky Saboni (Allan Jones), who is also studying to become a performer. The two quickly fall in love, but their romance is complicated by the fact that Ricky is also pursued by another young woman who is infatuated with him.

As Judy and Ricky pursue their dreams, they meet a colorful cast of characters, including the eccentric theatrical producer Boris Feldman (Reginald Owen) and his flamboyant assistant Pepi (Lynne Carver). They also encounter Fanny Brice herself, who makes a cameo appearance in the film and performs one of her famous songs. Brice's appearance is a highlight of the movie, as she shows off her comic timing and unmistakable voice, and shares a few laughs with Garland and the rest of the cast.

Everybody Sing is a fun, lighthearted movie that showcases the talents of its cast in both musical and comedic roles. The film features several memorable songs, including "Swanee River", "Down on Melody Farm", and "Let's Go Slumming". The music is catchy and well-performed, with Garland and Jones particularly standing out for their vocal abilities. The film also features several comic set-pieces, such as a disastrous rehearsal for a play and a farcical dinner party that goes awry.

As with many musicals of the era, Everybody Sing is full of escapist charm and a sense of joy that still resonates with audiences today. Though it was made in the depths of the Great Depression, the film offers a brief escape from the harsh realities of the time and reminds viewers of the transformative power of music and laughter. With its talented cast, catchy songs, and playful humor, Everybody Sing is a delightful romp through the world of show business that is sure to leave audiences singing and dancing along.

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    6.2  (647)