A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert as Professor Twingle in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Ludwig Stossel as Professor Traumer in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Tommy Dorsey in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Hugh Herbert and OZ Whitehead in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

OZ Whitehead as Professor Oddley in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

foreign poster for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Helen McSweeney visits Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye on the set of A Song is Born (1948).  Helen was the uncredited dialogue director on the film.  There is no mention of a writer among the on screen credits. only for Billy Wilders original screenplay of Ball of Fire.  Helen’s only other imdb credit is for Howard Hawks’ previous film, Red River, as his secretary.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948) try in vain to recreate a scene from Ball of Fire (1942) with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.  Bing Crosby and countless other actresses would have been a better choice.

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in an original publicity still for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

foreign poster for A Song is Born (1948)

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the complete A Song is Born (1948)

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trailer for A Song is Born (1948)

A Song is Born

Virginia Mayo isn’t up to the task as a Hawksian woman in A Song is Born (1948).

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo and the music professors from A Song is Born (1948) recreate a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

A Song is Born

Louis Armstrong signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn for publicity of A Song is Born (1948)