Trudy sings "You'll Never Know" twice more. Closure is achieved when it is sung during the finale, performed as a duet, recalling the duet that opened the movie, now foreshadowing the couple's future together: successful on-stage and in love off-stage. Harry Warren and Mack Gordon wrote only one song for Hello, Frisco, Hello , but it was good enough to outshine the multiple turn-of-the-century period numbers, as delightful as they are, that are performed throughout the film.
It was also good enough to win the Academy Award for best original song for One factor that separated "You'll Never Know" from the film's other songs was that even though it was sung by performers on a stage -- an artificial setting -- its lyric was integrated into the off-stage part of the story. Darling I'm so blue without you, I think about you the live-long day.
When you ask me if I'm lonely, then I have only this to say;. You'll never know just how much I miss you, You'll never know just how much I care. The film barely references World War II, which was raging while the movie was being made, as well as after its release. One of the intentions of the film makers was undoubtedly to take the audience's minds off the war -- a common objective in movies made during the early forties.
In any case, such a reference would have been difficult because of the movie's 's setting. Nevertheless, The last production number features a chorus of sailors and sailorettes on a battleship, a clear a reminder to contemporary audiences of the the reality from which this film was helping them to escape.
Warren and Gordon were mindful of the war also. Tony Thomas writes, "You'll Never Know" was no ordinary song. It was instantly popular and within a few months became almost an anthem of the Second World War.
The song was a problem to write because it had to serve two purposes. It had to fit into the period setting and sound like an old ballad, and yet we [he and Mack Gordon] wanted to write a song that would express the feelings of all the war's separated lovers.
Luckily we came up with something that managed to do just that. We didn't think too much about it until we happened to play it at a party and people immediately started to listen and sing it. It had that certain "something" we all strive for. Philip Furia and Michael Lasser find it curious that Warren got his inspiration for the song from a military source. They quote Warren saying to a friend:. Well, it wasn't entirely original -- I did a little steal on that one.
Songwriters always borrow a few bars here and there. I don't know how the hell it came to me but I was thinking about the notes in a bugle call and dammit if it wasn't just what I wanted go get "You'll Never Know" started. America's Songs, p. It is again sung by Alice Faye, in a cameo appearance playing herself, sending the song to the boys overseas. Four Jills In A Jeep. Gary Marmorstein compares two of Harry Warren's writing partners, Al Dubin who wrote with Warren at Warner's until personal problems forced the lyricist out of the picture, and Mack Gordon who was paired with Warren upon the composer's arrival at Twentieth Century Fox in Gordon's lyrics were less propulsive than Dubin's and a touch more poetic.
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