Everything you'd hope from Danny Kaye movie. If he's in it, you'll have fun. Great music, Honey's wardrobe was to-die-for, and I didn't stop smiling the whole time!
VERY GOOD 1948 remake of 'Ball of Fire' from 1941. I have never seen Ball of Fire, but now have a hold on it. I'm somewhat glad I haven't seen it, since I watched 'A Song is Born' with a completely open mind and wasn't making comparisons, etc. - just straight ahead viewing.
This film is quite charming with a lot of fun whackiness. I rather enjoyed Virginia Mayo (and how she calls everyone 'you kids'). Lots of great band music with fab musicians like Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman - and more.
Interesting dramatic moments, too - as Honey was gun moll (interesting period phrase) of a crime boss.
This is a very good post WWII film with excellent production, acting, music, etc. - well worth a watch.
"A Song Is Born" is the same story except with music as "Ball of Fire" from 1941. Both were directed by Howard Hawks and the cinematographer is Gregg Toland. "A Song is Born" is the only time you will see on film such great jazz musicians as Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnett and all the members of their bands all in one movie. This is a fun movie with great musical backing. For jazz fans it is a real must see movie.
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