Beat the Band

Beat the Band

Frances Langford
Director: John H. Auer Cast: Frances Langford
Frances Langford
, Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards
, Phillip Terry
Phillip Terry
John H. Auer

DVD (Full Frame)

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The Broadway musical Beat the Band was boiled down to B-picture terms in this RKO Radio programmer. The plot concerns Damon (Philip Terry), a bandleader who finds himself financially embarrassed when he returns from WW2. In order to earn enough money to reassemble his orchestra, Damon poses as a famed Italian voice teacher. His first pupil is would-be songstress Ann (Frances Langford), whose family fortune figures prominently in Damon's comeback scheme. Ralph Edwards, emcee of the then-popular radio series "Truth or Consquences," provides comic relief as Damon's crooked business manager. The musical highlights include a "hot" arrangement performed in a boiler room by the Gene Krupa Orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2012
UPC: 0883316481622
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:07:00
Sales rank: 49,393

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances Langford Ann
Ralph Edwards Eddie
Phillip Terry Damon Dillingham
June Clayworth Willow
Mabel Paige Mrs. Peters
Andrew Tombes Prof. Enrico Blanchetti
Donald MacBride Duff
Mira McKinney Mrs. Elvira Rogers
Grady Sutton Harold
Harry Harvey Mr. Rogers
Gene Krupa Actor
Ellen Corby Actor

Technical Credits
John H. Auer Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Lucius O. Croxton Production Designer
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Albert S. D'Agostino Production Designer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Lawrence Kimble Screenwriter
Michael Kraike Producer
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur A. Ross Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Shelby Willis Set Decoration/Design

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