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Adolphe Menjou
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Adolphe Menjou
Adolphe Menjou
, Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
, Bonita Granville
Bonita Granville
William Dieterle

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This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s, including Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman with an equal passion for music. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war. The trumpeter begins working to get the girl to trust her. He simultaneously tries to start a band. Songs include: "Goin' Up the River" (Dave Torbett, Leith Stevens), "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco), "Only Worry for a Pillow," "Chicago Ragtime" (Stevens), "Under a Falling Star" (Rich Hall, Stevens, sung by Connie Boswell), and "Slave Market" (Hall Johnson).

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2015
UPC: 0741952781691
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Cohen Media Group
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 62,052

Special Features

Nine short jazz films: Symphony In Black (1935 w/ Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday) Rhapsody In Black and Blue (1932, w/Louis Armstrong) St. Louis Blues (1929, w/Bessie Smith) Cab Calloway's Hi De Ho (1933) Bundle Of Blues (1933, w/ Duke Ellington) Hoagy Carmichael (1939, w/Hoagy Carmichael and Jack Teagarden) Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (1939, w/Artie Shaw) Jazz A La Cuba (1933, w/Don Aspiazu) Black and Tan Fantasy (1929, w/Duke Ellington and Fredi Washington) 2015 re-release trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adolphe Menjou George Latimer
John Cooper Johnnie
Bonita Granville Kit Lodimer
George Bancroft Mr. Porter
Ted North Paul Porter
Todd Duncan Rex Tearbone
Connee Boswell Cafe Singer
Frank Jenks Smiley Jackson
Jessie Grayson Ella
Mona Barrie Lillian
Lindy Wade Paul Porter as a Child
Peggy McIntyre Kit Latimer as a Child
Benny Goodman Actor
Hall Johnson Choir Actor
Harry James Actor
Gene Krupa Actor
Charlie Barnet Actor
Alvino Rey Actor
Joe Venuti Actor

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director,Producer
Frank Cavett Screenwriter
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Alfred Herman Art Director
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Leith Stevens Musical Direction/Supervision
John Sturges Editor
Philip Yordan Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Syncopation
1. Real New Orleans Music [9:45]
2. Up The River [8:18]
3. The Beautiful Things [11:15]
4. Trouble Music [9:43]
5. One and One Is Three [10:59]
6. Dance on the Moon [10:01]
7. More Than Just Jazz [8:26]
8. Busted Dreams [9:33]
9. Here To Stay [10:03]

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