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Hewitt T. Wheless,
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This two reel short subject won the Oscar in its category in 1943 and deservedly so. It's a nice affectionate look at the similarities and there were many between the product the old masters were putting out back in the day and what was being given out with on the Hit Parade of 1943.
Bandleader Ted Barry has died and gone to heaven and he'd like to be in the digs with the musicians so he can just jam for eternity. After some preliminaries with records keeper Eric Blore, Barry goes before a jury of the greatest musicians ever and the committee of jurors is headed by Ludwig Von Beethoven as played by Steven Geray.
Back in those days a lot of musical themes were taken from the classics, Freddy Martin made a career of it. But Barry shows even the Old Masters copied from each other.
Lot's of nice music with some nifty heavenly sets, music to please all kinds of tastes.
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