Music of the North
Directed by Live action: Harold D. Schuster
Animation: James Howard
Produced by Michael Shires
Written by
Screenplay by Tom Oreb
Maurice Rapf
Story by Animation: Ken Armstrong
Bill Phillips
Mike Davies
Based on
Starring Bobby Driscoll
Edgar Bergman
Johnny Lee
James Baskett
Nick Stewart
Music by Clarence Wheeler
Paul J. Steck
Eddie Kilfeather
Cinematography Winton C. Hoch
Editing by Levitow Robertson
Fred McAlpin
Production company(s) Michael Shires Productions
Distributor Republic Pictures
Release date(s) July 25, 1949 (Chicago, Illinois)
September 16, 1949 (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Running time 82 Minutes
Language English
Gross revenue
Preceded by
Followed by
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Music of the North is a 1949 feature film produced by Michael Shires, whose world premiere was in Chicago, Illinois on July 25, 1949, released by Republic Pictures. Like 1946's Song of England, the film combines animation and live action.


  • James Stewart as Uncle Harry Davies
  • Bobby Driscoll as James Kankas
  • Luana Patten as Thelma
  • Beulah Bondi as Granny Kinney
  • Harry Carey as Head Judge at County Fair
  • Raymond Bond as Pete George, Storekeeper
  • Walter Soderling as Geopper Meeker
  • Matt Willis as Mr. Booms, Horse Trainer
  • Spelman B. Collins as Judge
  • Bob Haymes as Singer Bob Haymes



  1. Music of the North - John Beal
  2. Show Me What You Got - George Bear
  3. Stuck-to-it-ivity - Edward Bear
  4. Heidi High, At the County Fair - Marty Mole
  5. Leonard Blue (Dolly, Dolly) - Uncle Harry Davies
  6. The Money Song - Uncle Harry Davies
  7. The Black Mole - Uncle Harry Davies
  8. Jimmy's Bear - Uncle Harry Davies
  9. Milly Girl - Uncle Harry Davies and Granny Kinney


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