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The Desert Song


After literally inventing the movie musical with [[Feature~V25962~The Jazz Singer~thejazzsinger]], Warner Bros. purchased the motion picture rights to the evergreen [[Performer~P108776~Sigmund Romberg~sigmundromberg]]/[[Performer~P93274~Oscar Hammerstein II~oscarhammersteinii]] 2nd operetta The Desert Song. Although the results looked like a photographed stage play (a common failing of early-talkie songfests), the unforgettable Romberg-Hammerstein tunes (The Riff Song, One Alone, the title number) more...more