|Music Hath Charms|
|Directed by|| Thomas Bentley |
Arthur B. Woods
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Courtney Terrett |
L. du Garde Peach
|Starring|| Henry Hall |
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel (arranger)|
|Cinematography|| Jack E. Cox |
|Edited by||J. Corbett|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
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