A Song Is Born Poster

Release Date: June 30th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
A group of music professors, including Frisbee (Danny Kaye) and Magenbruch (Benny Goodman), are writing an encyclopedia of music. A pair of window washers introduces the duo to a pioneering musical form called jazz. Frisbee and Magenbruch start going to nightclubs to hear the new sound and become involved with club singer Honey Swanson (Virginia Mayo), who is running from police because they want her to inform on her gangster boyfriend, Tony Crow (Steve Cochran).

Cast: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Hugh Herbert, Steve Cochran, Felix Bressart, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet

Director: Howard Hawks

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: RKO Pictures

Keywords: 1940s, Lighthearted, Amusing, Rescue