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Words and Music

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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Musical
Director: Norman Taurog

In this fictionalized account of the partnership of songwriting legends Richard Rogers and Lorenz ''Larry'' Hart, Richard, a well-mannered composer, teams up with eccentric but talented wordsmith Larry . After years of failure, they finally manage to hit it big on Broadway. Meanwhile, Richard tries to win over the mature Joyce, and Larry, who is attempting to romance vocalist Peggy, struggles with depression and a debilitating illness.

Cast :

  • Mickey Rooney
  • Lorenz Hart
  • Tom Drake
  • Richard Rodgers
  • June Allyson
  • Alisande La Carteloise
  • Perry Como
  • Eddie Lorrison Anders /Himself
  • Ann Sothern
  • Joyce Harmon
  • Betty Garrett
  • Peggy Lorgan McNeil
  • Janet Leigh
  • Dorothy Feiner Rodgers
  • Marshall Thompson
  • Herbert Fields
  • Jeanette Nolan
  • Mrs. Hart
  • Richard Quine
  • Ben Feiner Jr.
  • Clinton Sundberg
  • Shoe clerk
  • Harry Antrim
  • Dr. Rogers
  • Ilka Gruning
  • Mrs. Rogers
  • Emory Parnell
  • Mr. Feiner
  • Cyd Charisse
  • Margo Grant
  • Allyn Ann McLerie
  • Singer in Garrick Gaeities (uncredited)
  • Judy Garland
  • Herself
  • Mel Torme
  • Himself
  • Gene Kelly
  • Himself
  • Vera-Ellen
  • Herself
Producers :
Arthur Freed
Writers :

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