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
  • Jean Holloway
  • Guy Bolton

Stars:
Release Date: 1948-12-31
themoviedb icon 5.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
Marshall Thompson
Marshall Thom...
Herbert Fields
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
Lorenz Hart
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Dorothy Feiner
Vera-Ellen
Vera-Ellen
Vera-Ellen
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
Joyce Harmon
Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett
Peggy Lorgan McNeil
Tom Drake
Tom Drake
Richard Rodgers
Clinton Sundberg
Clinton Sundb...
Shoe Clerk
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Emory Parnell
Emory Parnell
Mr. Feiner
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé
Mel Tormé
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Hollywood Realtor (uncredited)
George Meeker
George Meeker
Producer (uncredited)
June Allyson
June Allyson
Alisande La Carteloise
Jeanette Nolan
Jeanette Nola...
Mrs. Hart
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse
Margo Grant
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Perry Como
Perry Como
Eddie Lorrison Anders
Richard Quine
Richard Quine
Ben Feiner Jr.
Dee Turnell
Dee Turnell
Dee Turnell
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
James Fernby Kelly
Harry Antrim
Harry Antrim
Dr. Rogers
Ilka Grüning
Ilka Grüning
Mrs. Rogers
Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
Dorothy Abbott
Dorothy Abbot...
Showgirl (uncredited)
Gower Champion
Gower Champio...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Allyn Ann McLerie
Allyn Ann McL...
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