Film "biographies" of composers are usually tuneful fabrications, and WORDS AND MUSIC is no exception. When Lorenz Hart (Mickey Rooney) meets Richard Rodgers (Tom Drake) in the 1920s, the two team up to write songs together and are soon a success. Rodgers meets and marries Dorothy Feiner
(Janet Leigh); meanwhile, the more colorful Hart (who in real life was a homosexual) pines after Peggy Lorgan McNeil (Betty Garrett). Despite his success in collaboration with Rodgers, loneliness and alcohol take their toll on Hart, who passes away at the height of his creativity. The story, as
expected, is simplistic and not very well played. Rooney throws about a good deal of ene...