Once you consider motion film stars who can belt out a tune you would possibly go proper to Hugh Jackman or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, however Harrison Ford?
But, in George Lucas’ finest film — there, I mentioned it — “American Graffiti,” Ford’s character, Bob Falfa, was filmed crooning the Rogers and Hammerstein basic “Some Enchanted Night” to an unappreciative Laurie Henderson (Cindy Williams). Laurie appears like she’d fairly be wherever however using shotgun. (Coincidentally, Williams auditioned for the function of Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” and will have ended up using shotgun to Han Solo within the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit).
Ford raised hell on the set, and a few of his ad-libs drove Lucas nuts. One was his tone-deaf efficiency of the music. It would’ve been good for his character, however apparently, it did not please Richard Rogers — the Rogers of Rogers and Hammerstein — who refused the rights to make use of the music as a result of he thought-about Ford’s rendition an insult to his late accomplice, Oscar Hammerstein.
It was solely after the record-breaking success of “Star Wars” that Lucasfilm was capable of get the music cleared for the 1978 re-release of “American Graffiti.” How? We do not know for certain, however Lucas was rolling in dough, and, hey, cash talks even when Ford cannot actually sing.