Words and Music Kickass

Words and Music (1948)


Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and their breakthrough, to their successes on Broadway, London, and Hollywood. We see the fruits of Hart and Rodgers' collaboration - elaborately staged numbers from their plays, characters' visits to night clubs, and impromptu performances at parties. We also see Larry's scattered approach to life, his failed love with Peggy McNeil, his unhappiness, and Richard's successful wooing of Dorothy Feiner.

Words and Music Kickass
Kickass Score: 5.8/10 from 2 votes
Release Date: 1948-12-31
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Production Studio : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Production Country: United States of America


Tom Drake
as Richard Rodgers
Mickey Rooney
as Lorenz Hart
Janet Leigh
as Dorothy Feiner Rodgers
Marshall Thompson
as Herbert Fields
Betty Garrett
as Peggy Lorgan McNeil
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Hart
Ann Sothern
as Joyce Harmon
Perry Como
as Eddie Lorrison Anders
Cyd Charisse
as Margo Grant
Richard Quine
as Ben Feiner Jr.
June Allyson
as Alisande La Carteloise
Judy Garland
as Herself
Lena Horne
as Herself
Gene Kelly
as Himself
as Herself
Mel Tormé
as Himself
Clinton Sundberg
as Shoe Clerk
Dee Turnell
as Dee Turnell
Edward Earle
as James Fernby Kelly
Harry Antrim
as Dr. Rogers
Ilka Grüning
as Mrs. Rogers
Emory Parnell
as Mr. Feiner
Ramon Blackburn
as One of the Blackburn Twins
Royce Blackburn
as One of the Blackburn Twins
Dick Haymes
as Dick Haymes
Dorothy Abbott
as Showgirl (uncredited)
Irving Bacon
as Hollywood Realtor (uncredited)
Gower Champion
as Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
as Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne
as Showgirl (uncredited)
Frank Mayo
as Minor Role (uncredited)
George Meeker
as Producer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)


Directing Norman Taurog Director
Writing Fred F. Finklehoffe Writer