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Something to Sing About
Battling Hoofer is the reissue title of the 1936 James Cagney vehicle Something to Sing About. Cagney plays Terry Rooney, a New York bandleader who heads to Hollywood when he is offered a movie contract. The down-to-Earth Rooney resists the "star treatment," an attitude misinterpreted by movie executive Bennett O. Regan (Gene Lockhart) as arrogance. When Terry's first film is a hit, Regan orders everyone involved to keep its success a secret from Terry, lest he develop a swelled head! (We don't believe it either.) The best sequence has Rooney chewing out his Asian houseboy,… More

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"Cagney is a treat to watch as he spoofs, hoofs and romances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The higher rating for this low budget musical is for Cagney's great dance sequences."
‑ Steve Crum,
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