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Crescendo (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

"My Fair Lady" star Rex Harrison portrays a visiting Englishman who takes a dim view of American culture. To overcome his skepticism, he is introduced to a wide variety of American musical styles. Highlights: Play it cool--dancers; The ...See more"My Fair Lady" star Rex Harrison portrays a visiting Englishman who takes a dim view of American culture. To overcome his skepticism, he is introduced to a wide variety of American musical styles. Highlights: Play it cool--dancers; The Mary had a little lamb cha-cha-cha--Channing; Go west, young man--Arnold, singers, dancers; Shine on, harvest moon, Baby bumblebee, Silvery moon--singers, dancers; Streets of Laredo--singers, dancers; Basin Street blues, Trouble I've seen--Armstrong; Blues in the night--Lee; Sit down, you're rockin' the boat--Kaye; Didn't it rain--Jackson; Bill Bailey--Miles, Murphy; The birth of the blues--Washington; blues sequence--Goodman, Carroll; jazz sequence--Goodmann, Armstrong. Written by TV Guide See less
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Updated Sep 29, 1957

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Sep 29, 1957 (United States)

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Rex Harrison
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Julie Andrews
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Louis Armstrong
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Eddy Arnold
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Diahann Carroll
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Carol Channing
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Benny Goodman
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Mahalia Jackson
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Sonny James
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Lizzie Miles
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Dinah Washington
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