Words And Music
Hart wrote the lyrics. Rodgers wrote the music. Audiences still huzzah the results. Mickey Rooney (as Lorenz Hart) and Tom Drake (as Richard Rodgers) team in a splashy biopic of the songwriters behind Babes In Arms, Pal Joey and more Broadway classics. In glossy Hollywood style, the film plays loose with facts and lets the songs speak for themselves. Judy Garland belts out Johnny One Note. Lena Horne delivers a haunting Where Or When. Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen lead a streetwise Slaughter On Tenth Avenue ballet. Some 22 songs/specialties and a baker's dozen of major stars are here to amaze and amuse with tunes and dance, sophistication and fun, words and music.