Song of the Open Road (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

Song of the Open Road (1944)





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Movie Info

A beautiful child (14-year-old Jane Powell in her feature film debut) star tires of life in the spotlight and so disguises herself and sneaks off to join a Civilian Conservation Corps camp to work with normal kids. It doesn't take her long to discover that being "normal" isn't easy as it looks. When a crop is in danger of being ruined because there are not enough people to harvest it, the girl employs some of her famous colleagues to lend a hand. Cameo appearances include W.C. Fields, Charley McCarthy and Edgar Bergen and the dancing Condos Brothers. Songs include: "Too Much in Love," "Here It Is Monday," "Delightfully Dangerous," "Hawaiian War Chant" and "Notre Dame."


Jane Powell
as Jane Powell
Edgar Bergen
as Himself
Jackie Moran
as Jack Moran
W.C. Fields
as Himself
Reginald Denny
as Director Curtis
Regis Toomey
as Connors
Rose Hobart
as Mrs. Powell
Sig Arno
as Spolo
Irene Tedrow
as Miss Casper
Pat Starling
as Herself
Charlotte Treadway
as Bit Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Song of the Open Road

All Critics (3)

[Jane Powell's] voice is exceptionally well-trained, her delivery excellent, and she has histrionic ability.

November 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Although the story is rather thin, it should please most audiences, for it has both popular and classical music, the adolescent players are appealing, and there is considerable comedy as well as youthful romance.

November 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The film has... originality and a very pleasant freshness. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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