The poem begun by Arthur Hugenon (Van Johnson) at the piano is "Arethusa" by Shelley, written in 1820. It tells the mythological story of Arethusa of Syracuse, one of the classical Greek nymphs. See more
Champion of all the cities of the earth is the towering golden city of New York. It looms higher than any town of man before. Within its giant walls and steel sinews are more enterprises, more people, more mystery, and more music than were ever known before. Its windows are like the leaves of a mighty forest, and its streets are filled with wonder. Our story begins on a spring morning in May 1942 as the people of this remarkable city start to live and work another day.
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the club after Arlene's performance See more