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Song of the Open Road Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A beautiful child (14-year-old Jane Powell in her feature film debut) star tires of life in the spotlight and so disguises herself and sneaks off to join a Civilian Conservation Corps camp to work with normal kids. It doesn't take her long to discover that being "normal" isn't easy as it looks. When a crop is in danger of being ruined because there are not enough people to harvest it, the girl employs some of her famous colleagues to lend a hand. Cameo appearances include W.C. Fields, Charley McCarthy and Edgar Bergen and the dancing Condos Brothers. Songs include: "Too Much in Love," "Here It Is Monday," "Delightfully Dangerous," "Hawaiian War Chant" and "Notre Dame." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 21, 1944

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kim Gannon Best Song 1944 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Kent Best Song 1944 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Previn Best Score - Musical 1944 Nominee

Cast

Edgar Bergen
as Himself
Jane Powell
as Herself
W.C. Fields
as Himself
Jackie Moran
as Jack
Reginald Denny
as Director Curtis
Regis Toomey
as Connors
Rose Hobart
as Mrs. Powell
Sig Arno
as Spolo
Irene Tedrow
as Miss Casper
Bonita Granville
as Bonnie
Eddie Quillan

Crew

S. Sylvan Simon
Director
Charles R. Rogers
Producer
Albert Mannheimer
Screenwriter
John W. Boyle
Cinematographer
Walter Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
George Dobbs
Choreography
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