Strike Up the Band
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Strike Up the Band
Hey, gang! Let's put on a swell show and call it Strike Up the Band! Yes, it's the irrepressible Mickey Rooney, teamed up again with Judy Garland to show the grownups how to do things right. This time, Rooney wants to organize a high-school band. He hopes to enter a competition being held in Chicago by the great orchestra leader Paul Whiteman; all he needs is two hundred dollars for train fare. To raise the money, Rooney, Garland and company stage a student "mellerdrammer" that in real life would have cost the equivalent of a third-world-nation annual budget. They get the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite the tiresome plot, it's highly entertaining because of the snappy young duo and their big band music."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the most popular Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland teamings of lets put on a show, directed by Busby Berkeley"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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