They Shall Have Music Poster

Release Date: 1939

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Frankie (Gene Reynolds), a New York City street urchin who harbors a love for classical music, finds tickets to a concert by the great violinist Jascha Heifetz. Feeling inspired by the performance, he enrolls at a nearby music academy. The schoolmaster, professor Lawson (Walter Brennan), allows the talented Frankie to sleep in the basement of the troubled school, which is facing bankruptcy. Along with Lawson's daughter Ann (Andrea Leeds), Frankie organizes a benefit concert to save the school.

Cast: Jascha Heifetz, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Walter Brennan, Gene Reynolds, Terry Kilburn, Tommy Kelly, Chuck Stubbs

Director: Archie Mayo

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Howard Productions

Keywords: Engaging, 1930s, Friendship, Inspiring, Growing up, Touching, Underdog, New York City


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