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Dreadful high pitched whiney chirpy singing!


That is the most dreadful and unbearable part of this entire movie. That lady (is it Grayson?) who sings in the club and it's like an operetta type deal where she's just so high pitched and chirpy. What an annoying voice, it's simply dreadful and it doesn't go along with the rest of the movie or singing. It's out of place. Maybe whiney, pitchy chirping was in back then, I'm not sure. I can think of a few other movies where the females sing super high pitched like this.

Wish it was cast differently in this regard. I'm glad I was able to fast forward through her horrible voice.

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Wikipedia states: "Grayson trained from the age of twelve as an opera singer. While appearing in her film roles, Grayson also performed on the radio. Grayson performed on concert tours throughout the 1950s.
In 1952, Grayson was offered more than $10,000 to perform for a week at the Riviera night club in New Jersey before making The Desert Song. After filming The Desert Song, Grayson created a recording of the musical with Tony Martin.
Grayson supervised the Voice and Choral Studies Program at Idaho State University."

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Well that explains why she has a whiney high pitched voice. I knew it had a type of opera sound to it which translated as not fitting the general atmosphere of this movie. Her voice is quite shrill.
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I thought she was horrible as well. And not that great to look at. Her eyes reminded me of a catfish.

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