Larceny with Music (1943)

An orchestra manager drums up business for his band by convincing the owner of a struggling nightclub that his group’s singer is due a huge inheritance.

Director: Edward C. Lilley (as Edward Lilley).
Stars: Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carillo, William Frawley, Gus Schilling, Lee Patrick, Samuel S. Hinds, Sig Arno, Alvino Rey, The King Sisters.

DOWNLOAD THIS FILM

Many thanks to Stephen sending me a copy of this film.

2 Comments

  1. January 1, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks for posting this Jon. Despite a wonderful cast of character actors & the strong vocals of the two leads, this is a bit lackluster in its scripting and direction. Some of the songs are clever, but the pattern of taking old song standards & jazzng them up a bit becomes repetitious; and the film ends on a finale that becomes a salute to our armed forces (this was made in the middle of the war years) that feels deperate to reach for an audience-pleasing climax. Still, we watch these bc they are rare, not necessarily bc they are good Thanks again John.

  2. January 5, 2019
    Reply

    I agree completely Patrick. Good to see this one but your assessment is spot on.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *