Strike Up the Band

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Strike Up the Band ★★½ 1940

A high school band turns to hot swing music and enters a national radio contest. Rooney and Garland display their usual charm in this high-energy stroll down memory lane. ♫Over the Waves; The Light Cavalry Overture; Walkin Down Broadway; Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue; After the Ball; Nobody; Strike Up the Band. 120m/B VHS . Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Paul Whiteman, William Tracy, June Preisser; D: Busby Berkeley. Oscars '40: Sound.