A Song Is Born (1948) - Comedy, Music, Musical

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 28 found boring (10.71%)

One-line Reviews (14)

This movie is worth watching just for the music.

A group of dull music professors are studying the history of music.

The film, while not as original as its model, is worth watching for the music alone.

Even if you HAVE seen the "original", Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo make this one enjoyable movie!

It's worth watching for the music alone.

The plot is mediocre, even trite.

Okay so this is basically Sister Act meets Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but much more racist and much more boring.

Long, dull remake of BALL OF FIRE by the same director (Howard Hawks) just 7 years after the original Gary Cooper/Barbara Stanwyck starrer.

Every musical number is unique and entertaining.

Such major musicians as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Mel Powell, Tommy Dorsey, Louie Bellson, Charlie Barnet, and supporting actors like Esther Dale, Mary Field, and Hugh Herbert spark some interest, but the story is too familiar, the ending is excruciatingly drawn out, and the story is almost a scene for scene remake of the better, earlier film.

This time they're a musical encyclopedia rather than a generalized one, which allows for a lot of musical numbers, some of them pretty enjoyable.

Enjoyable musical comedy (more so if you haven't seen the original) .

This movie (a remake of 1941's "Ball of Fire") is an entertaining movie.

Very entertaining .