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-- Synopsis:
     With the size of her classes dwindling each year, Newton High music teacher Malvina Adams is asked to retire. Malvina writes a college fight song which Crosby's band heats up and ends up on the radio hit parade. While in New York, Crosby and Malvina fall in love.

     SOME SONG AND DANCE THRU-OUT THE FILMS PLOT. Has a 60 second Jitterbug scene as well with some heavy hitters of the Hollywood Style West Coast Swing world like Dean Collins, Lawrence Wise etc... This is a very good vintage and rare swing dance film.


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1940 R.K.O. Leslie Goodwins
Not Available


Country Made:



84 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Drama / Music / Romance
Dean and Jewel Jitterbug Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Bertha Lee (w/ Dean - Swing) Roy Webb (musical director) Benny Bartlett (Tommy)
Betty Rowland (Chorus Girl)   Benny Rubin (Music Publisher)
Dean Collins (Swing)   Bill Goodwin (Crosby's Announcer)
Florence Miller (Swing)   Billy Reid (Stage Hand)
Frieda Angela Wyckoff (Swing)   Bob Crosby (Himself)
?Jack Carey? (he says he wasn't in this)   Donna Jean Dolfer (Donna, the Pianist)
Jane Patten (Chorus Girl)   Elisabeth Risdon (Malvina Adams)
Jewel McGowan (w/ Dean - Swing)   Frank Orth (Mr. Botts)
Lawrence " Lolly" Wise  (Swing)   Gale Sherwood (Jacqueline Nash)
Marion Wilkins (Rumba)   Grant Withers (Headwaiter)
Pat Eggars Havenhill (Swing)   Jean Rogers (Abby Adams)
Tommy Silvius (Swing)   Joseph Buloff (Joe Bellah)
    Joyce Compton (Betty)
    Louis Jean Heydt (Mr. Stevens)
    Walter Tetley (Eddie, the Office Boy)

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Jitterbug n/a n/a Jitterbug

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Big Noise From Winnetka Bob Crosby and his Bobcats n/a
Central Park Gale Sherwood    
Fight On For Newton High Joseph Hilton " Nappy" Lamare    
Timbalero Muggsy Spanier    
You Forgot About Me      

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