Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Strike Up The Band" {1940}

Strike Up The Band {1940} is one delightful, charming, feel good movie. I saw it for the first time this past Friday with Gabrielle and Hanne-col - we loved it! In fact, it was our first Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney film we ever saw. For that matter, it was our first Judy Garland movie we ever saw. =) Needless to say, she is a darling.

Judy was lovely. Mickey was hilarious. They made us laugh and feel oh, so happy. It had great songs and some fun dance routines. Plus, Judy's wardrobe was one I wouldn't mind owning myself. Her wardrobe is great for some 1940s teenage sewing inspiration. ;-)

Some of my favorite songs from the movie were, Our Love Affair, Drummer Boy, and Nobody.

For more information about the film check out these links.

What are your favorite Judy & Mickey films? Or, Judy Garland films in general? =)



  1. I watched Strike up the Band last week for my first time, and it was also my first Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney film. What a coincidence!

    I really enjoyed it too. Judy's wardrobe was beautiful! Now I want to see more of Judy and Mickey's films.

  2. You've never seen a Judy Garland movie?! Thats crazy! Shes like one of THE actresses! :) LOL!
    "Encouraging young ladies to dress in modest, Godly, feminine fashion"

  3. I don't have any fav. Jud Garland movies but my fav Mickey Rooney movie is "Boy's Town". It's a awesome black an white film! :)

  4. I love Judy in "Meet Me in St. Louis"! Utter, utter fab-ness!
    P.S.: You hadn't seen Judy in "The Wizard of Oz"? You've got to see that one, too! Glad comments are easier to make on here again! =)

  5. Hmm...I haven't seen any of Judy and Mickey together, but I really liked 'In the Good Old Summertime' and 'Summer Stock' - the last one because it has Gene Kelly.

  6. 'The Wizard of Oz' is a classic, but my ultimate favorite Judy Garland movie is 'Meet Me in St. Louis.'


  7. You definitely need to catch up on your Judy Garland films now that you've discovered how incredibly lovely she is!! :) I recommend all four of the Judy/Mickey "teen musicals," but "Girl Crazy" is probably my favorite. I love pretty much every song in that one, while in the other three movies, there are some songs that I adore and some that are not really my favorites.

    As for Judy Garland films, besides the four I already mentioned, I recommend (in no order): "The Wizard of Oz," "The Harvey Girls," "In The Good Old Summertime" (love, love that one!), "Summer Stock" (with my favorite, Gene Kelly), and "Meet Me In St. Louis" (which I wasn't too sure about the first time I saw it, but it has grown on me tremendously). She has a ton of others, but those are the ones that come to mind.


  8. Thank you, for the movie recommendations girls. I will have to see which ones are on TCM in the coming months. =)


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