vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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A comedic 'Powerhouse'

Here's something that will delight virtually any Lombard fan -- a bunch of clips from her 1941 comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," with Robert Montgomery and Gene Raymond. What makes it work is both the splendid editing and the music...the 1937 instrumental classic "Powerhouse" from the Raymond Scott Orchestra, a piece later frequently adapted for use in Warners animation (most recently in the 2003 "Looney Tunes: Back In Action"). Scott (1908-1994), who played a bandleader in Lombard's 1937 "Nothing Sacred," pioneered many avant-garde techniques, including synthesizers late in his life.

The link to the "Smith" cli[ can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70W6bvstKak. The person posting it added this message: "The video is dedicated to the brilliance of Carole Lombard, one of the funniest ladies to ever live, and Robert Montgomery."

Tags: mr. & mrs. smith, nothing sacred, raymond scott

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