Hit Parade of 1941 (1940): Oscar Nominated Musical Revue

The plot is expectedly thin in this musical revue, directed by John H. Auer,┬áset in a radio station, where the owner attempts to replace his girlfriend as a vocalist, instead of the sponsor’s daughter.

The cast includes Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Hugh Herbert, Mary Boland, Ann Miller, Patsy Kelly, Phil Silvers, Sterling Holloway, and others.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Song: Who Am I? music by Jule Styne, lyrics Walter Bullock

Score: Cy Feuer

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context

The Song Oscar went to Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for “When You Hit Upon a Star,” from Pinocchio.

Alfred Newman won the Oscar for his score for “Tin Pan Alley.”