Beat The Band was a musical on Broadway directed by George Abbott. It was not one of his bigger hits running only 67 performances. Just a bare out line of a plot was used, the score was completely discarded. You wonder how these things happen especially since the songs written for the screen were nothing to write home about.
The best thing however about this film was Frances Langford singing these songs mediocre as they were. She's a young singer who Philip Terry is trying to get for his reconstituted band he left before going in the service. But with band manager Ralph Edwards's machinations and harebrained schemes they'll be lucky if they all don't land in the clink.
Another good part of Beat The Band was Gene Krupa and his orchestra appearing. Krupa was worked into the plot a bit more than when he did that specialty spot in Ball Of Fire.
Maybe if George Abbott came over from Broadway...............