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It's In The Stars


     The Phi Beta Nu fraternity and the Nu Beta Phi sorority reluctantly vote to stop dating each other so they can devote more time to their studies. The students' astronomy professor thinks the whole idea is foolish and devises a plan to get the two groups back together. Johnny Downs and Eleanor Lynn play the lovers caught up with their "friends"trying to keep them and everyone else apart.

There is one good musical number with these two standing under the stars and Downs singing a rather catchy tune in another clip. At the dance the professor's plan seems to work.

* Features:
    Johnny Downs doing a hybrid swing encompassing  many different forms and movements/ Patterns of various swing dance styles ... Collegiate Shag, St. Louis Shag, Bunny Hop/Chugs, Charleston, Truckin' and more.  Benny Goodman can be seen dancing here a well, altho short. The music featured in this clip is a medley of three Big Band Jazz songs: "My Melancholy Baby", "Stompin' at the Savoy", and "Runnin' Wild".

Its In The Stars Title screen shot screen shot screen shot screen shot

More Film Information below





8/15/1938 M.G.M. | TCM David Miller DVD | VHS | Blue-Ray


Country Made:



20 Minutes USA English B/W


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Soundie Ray Hirsch and Patti Lacey Jitterbug | St Louis Shag | Collegiate Shag | Charleston EXCELLENT

Known Dancers


Well Known Actors / Actresses

Johnny Downsn/a Roger Converse
Eleanor Lynn   Johnny Downs
Various background dancers doing swing.   Eleanor Lynn
Benny Goodman   Brandon Tynan
    Doris Weston

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Collegiate Shag n/a n/a Swing dancers (Ray and Lacey)

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Soundtracks Available

Posters / Lobby Cards

It's In The Stars Michael Cleary n/a n/a
My Melancholy Baby Benny Goodman      
Runnin' Wild          
Stompin' at the Savoy        

Stage versions of the film

Stage Date

Cast Recording(s) Available

Sheet Music Covers

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Date Published


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