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    Default Movies where uke is the featured in multiple scenes

    Is there a movie where the uke is prominently featured in multiple scenes? E.g. important character is playing the uke in more than 1 scene (not some background player).

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    Google George Formby movies, mainly banjolele, but some wooden figure eights.

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    Elvis was featured playing a uke in a few scenes of "Blue Hawaii", though I assume someone else actually recorded the music. BTW, it looked like a Martin soprano.

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    I haven't seen it, but from the previews and star I assume there was significant unironic ukage in Stargirl

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    The Mighty Uke, of course!
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    Not sure if this counts, but Jake Shimabukuro has written and performed ukulele soundtracks for 3 movies: "Hula Girls", "Saidoweizu", and "Go For Broke: An Origin Story". He doesn't perform on screen, though.

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    It was for only one song, Steve Martin sang ''Tonight You Belong to Me'" in 'The Jerk' to Bernadette Peters, but it was Lyle Rich who did the playing.

    Here's the scene, and also a recreation of the scene by our own Aldrine and his wife.






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    You can embed the YouTube video here by using the film strip icon above the reply box.




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    Arthur Godfrey on his baritone in “The Glass Bottom Boat” with Doris Day:
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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGibson View Post
    Google George Formby movies, mainly banjolele, but some wooden figure eights.

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    You can buy a collection of Formby movies from Amazon, but they're in PAL format. That's fine if you have a Region-Free DVD player. He certainly does a lot of playing in his movies.
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