That's The Spirit

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

A slightly goofy musical which stars Oakie as a hoofer, dead for nearly 18 years, who returns to Earth as an angel to help his young daughter, Peggy Ryan, fulfill her ambition to become a singer, despite the protestations of her grandfather, Lockhart, who doesn't want to see another entertainer in the family. Buster Keaton has a cameo as the guy who handles...read more

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A slightly goofy musical which stars Oakie as a hoofer, dead for nearly 18 years, who returns to Earth as an angel to help his young daughter, Peggy Ryan, fulfill her ambition to become a singer, despite the protestations of her grandfather, Lockhart, who doesn't want to see another

entertainer in the family. Buster Keaton has a cameo as the guy who handles complaints in Heaven. Songs include: "Oh, Oh, Oh," "Fellow with a Flute" (Inez James, Sidney Miller), "Evenin' Star," "No Matter Where You Are" (Jack Brooks, Hans J. Salter), "Nola" (Felix Arndt), "How Come You Do Me Like

You Do?" (Roy Bergere, Gene Austin; sung by Johnny Coy), "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?" (Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield; sung by Irene Ryan), "Bugle Call Rag" (J. Hubert Blake, Carey Morgan), "Ja-Da" (Bob Carleton), and "Do You Ever Think of Me?" (Earl Burnett, John Cooper, Harry D.

Kerr).

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