Something to Sing About (1937)

DVD Release: May 10, 2005
Something to Sing About (1937)


A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.

Dove Review

“Something to Sing About” (1937) is a splendid movie featuring the legendary James Cagney singing and dancing. The movie features big band music and lots of great singing. This musical is about a big band leader, Terry Rooney (Cagney), who travels to Hollywood for a screen test and becomes an overnight success. His singing and dancing talents are bigger than life. His wife remains at home, despite being a terrific opera singer. But he calls her to join him and they go on a honeymoon on the high seas. It is when Rooney’s movie comes out that he hits the big time.

He learns he has to keep his marriage a secret due to his contract. For publicity reasons, he is hooked up with a starlet, although in reality he is loyal to his wife. The terrific cast includes William Frawley, Gene Lockhart, Evelyn Daw and Dwight Frye. We are pleased to award this wonderful classic musical our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages 12-plus. “Something to Sing About” just might have you tapping your toes as you watch!

Content Description

Sex: An actor is married but has to kiss a woman in the movies for his job; man and wife kiss; a husband slaps his wife on the rear with her shoe.
Language: D-1.
Violence: Actors get into fight on the set and objects are broken; people have their cats fight in a ring.
Drugs: Drinking champagne; the smoking of cigarettes in a few scenes.
Nudity: Women in one-piece bathing suits.
Other: Tension between characters; a man is thrown overboard from a ship as a joke.


Company: Film Detective, LLC
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter