After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.
Paul Merrick, a writer of hit musicals, prefers to lie in the sun or play golf. He does so until he goes broke and asks to borrow a large sum of money, against future earnings, from his producer, Alex Conway. They are invited to a university, Paul's alma mater, to see a college production that is using some of Paul's music, and meet Katherine Holbrook, a student. Alex makes out the loan-money check to Katherine and hires her as Paul's secretary with instructions to give him only so much money per week after he starts to work on a new show. Complications arise when Paul meets Lorna Marvis, a society woman whose company is more expensive than the allowance Katherine is doling out to him.Written by
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Bing Crosby (b.1903) was twenty-five years older than his co-star Nancy Olson (b.1928). See more »
[backstage at the college musical revue]
What's he doing here?
Investigating the student body.
[raises eyebrows and walks away with three co-eds]
I hope I don't lose my faculties.
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If you love Bing Crosby, add Mr. Music to your must-see list. In this comedy, he plays a songwriter who prefers to spend his time on the golf course instead of by the piano. His producer and faithful friend, Charles Coburn, makes an arrangement with uptight secretary, Nancy Olson, in order to force Bing back to work. He hires Nancy as Bing's personal jailer, and gives her Bing's fifteen thousand dollar salary and permission to do anything necessary to keep him working.
In Sunset Boulevard, I thought Nancy Olson was plain and slightly irritating, but in this movie, it totally works. She's supposed to be plain and irritating! Bing is charming and a bit of a scoundrel, but it's clear he means well, and Charles Coburn as funny and flustered as he needs to be. Bing is particularly adorable in this movie, since he gets to make fun of himself. And, in pursuit of Nancy, he even does pull-ups to compete with her athletic suitor, Robert Stack!
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