Hit Parade of 1943

Hit Parade of 1943 ( Alternative title: Change of Heart ) is a musical film that was filmed as the Republic Pictures production directed by Albert S. Rogell.


Hit Parade of 1943 was part of a film series of the same title, which leaned on the Hit Parade radio program that was sponsored by the cigarette company Lucky Strike.


Susan Hayward is active in her film role as a ghostwriter for the composer John Carroll. Their romantic meetings, which open into song and dance scenes were framed by performances of a number of African-American musicians, dancers and bands, including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, Freddy Martin, Ray McKinley, Ernie Morrison, The Golden Gate Quartet, Jack Williams, " Pops & Louie " ( Albert Whitman and Louis Williams) and Chinita Marin.


The song Change of Heart, presented in the film by John Carroll and written by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, 1944 received an Oscar nomination for Best Song and was the title of the new edition of the film in 1949. Walter Scharf also received an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Original Score - Musical.


Besides Change of Heart the Jule- Styne songs Take a Chance, Who Took Me Home Last Night? , Harlem Sandman, That's How to Write a Song, Do These Old Eyes Deceive Me and Tahm Boom Bah were presented in the film.