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Swing It Professor (1937)

A music professor is fired from his job for not knowing enough about modern "swing" music. He goes to Chicago to learn more about the subject in hopes of getting his job back, but he winds up getting mixed up with gangsters.

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writers:

Connie Lee (story suggested by), Nicholas T. Barrows (adaptation) (as Nicholas H. Barrows) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Pinky Tomlin ... Professor Artemis J. Roberts
Paula Stone ... Teddy Ross
Milburn Stone ... Lou Morgan
Mary Kornman ... Joan Dennis
Bill Elliott ... Randall (as Gordon Elliott)
Pat Gleason Pat Gleason ... Toby Brickhead
The Gentle Maniacs The Gentle Maniacs ... The Gentle Maniacs
Four Squires Four Squires ... The Four Squires
Ralph Peters ... Beaver
George Cleveland ... Dean
Harry Depp Harry Depp ... Trustee
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Angelo
Four Singing Tramps Four Singing Tramps ... The Four Singing Tramps
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Clark Tom Clark ... Member of Singing Tramps
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Member, The Gentlemaniacs
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A music professor is fired from his job for not knowing enough about modern "swing" music. He goes to Chicago to learn more about the subject in hopes of getting his job back, but he winds up getting mixed up with gangsters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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A scene with the incubator from this movie was featured on Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK) Episode #7.2, in a game called "Film Dub" dubbed by Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles. See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Sorta Kinda Glad I Met You
(uncredited)
Written by Al Heath, Buddy La Roux and Connie Lee
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Enjoyable time passer will probably pass from memory not long after you see it
18 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

College professor at an old college is removed from his position by the staff because he isn't up to date enough and into Swing music. Hitting the road he travels the country looking for work ending up mixed up with gangsters at a night club. Good but not great B-musical that mixes songs and mystery. I'll give extra points to any musical where I don't hate any of the songs and this is one of those times. To be certain there is probably too much music, there seems to be a song every five minutes, but its pleasant enough. The performances are fine, though at times things can get a bit to anarchic as when three actors show up as a weird cross between the Three Stooges and the Ritz Brothers to do a school fight song. Forgive me for not saying more, its just that the film is ultimately forgettable even though it is very enjoyable while its on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing It, Buddy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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