Songs from Movies

Big City Fantasy (1934)

The first 3 minutes of this Vitaphone Melody Master feature Phil Spitalny's orchestra playing popular music. The band's singer then fantasizes about her experience when she first arrived in America, looking for "Uncle Phil." As she wanders through the various ethnic neighborhoods of New York City (the Bowery; Hester Street; Mott Street; Harlem), music associated with each area is heard. She finally hears music from her homeland being played in a restaurant and is united with her relatives.

The movie Big City Fantasy, released in 1934, features 6 songs from artists like Phil Spitalny & His Orchestra. What is your favorite song from Big City Fantasy?


Songs from Big City Fantasy

Forty-Second Street
The Bowery
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)
The Sidewalks of New York
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Phil Spitalny & His Orchestra
O sole mio