They Shall Have Music Available on DVDMarch 19th, 2015
Now available on DVD for the first time, the rare acting performance features Jascha Heifetz together with Andrew Leeds, Joel McCrea and Walter Brennan. Running away from home after his stepfather threatens him with reform school, young Frankie (Gene Reynolds) attends a concert by Heifetz that turns his life around. Stumbling upon a settlement house where free music lessons are given to the poor, Frankie studies the violin until the school’s financial woes inspire him to organize a benefit concert headlined by Heifetz to prevent the school from being closed. Highlighted by the greatest violinist of his time performing works of Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, They Shall Have music remains one of Samuel Goldwyn’s proudest achievements, a 1939 Academy Award® nominee for Best Music (Scoring).