The Music Goes 'Round (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Music Goes 'Round (1936)





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Harry Richman was a major stage and radio star of the 1930s, but his overbearing personality never clicked in films. After bombing out in 1930's Puttin' on the Ritz, he tried again six years later in The Music Goes 'Round, with marginally better results. Richman plays Harry Wallace, headliner of a Broadway revue which is just about to open. Tired of the rehearsal grind, he runs off to the South, where he happens upon a third-rate showboat troupe. Susanna Courtney (Rochelle Hudson), daughter of showboat manager Hector Courtney (Walter Connolly), mistakes Harry for an unemployed actor and hires him as a dollar-a-day bit player. Amused by the troupe's ineptitude in presenting a "serious" Civil War drama, Harry arranges for Susanna and her fellow thespians to appear in his Broadway revue as a comedy act. But when Susanna finds out she and her father are being made to look like fools in front of the sophisticated New York audience, she upbraids the roaring crowd, punches Harry in the mouth, and storms offstage. All works out okay in the end when Harry contritely begs Susanna's forgiveness. A remake of the 1928 Frank Capra film The Matinee Idol, The Music Goes 'Round is memorable today only for its catchy title song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Harry Richman
as Harry Wallace
Rochelle Hudson
as Susanna Courtney
Walter Connolly
as Hector Courtney
Lionel Stander
as O'Casey, Harry's Butler
Victor Kilian
as Marshall
Dora Early
as Eleanora
Eddie Farley
as Himself
Mike Riley
as Himself
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It's a whole musical sequence in a revue which also features an old-fashioned melodrama brought to Broadway to amuse the sophisticated. So we see the sophisticated laughing their heads off.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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