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Director:
Writers:
Jerry Wald (screen play) &
Maurice Leo (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
15 January 1938 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A partly immortal movie See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dick Powell ... Ronnie Bowers
Rosemary Lane ... Virginia

Lola Lane ... Mona Marshall

Hugh Herbert ... Chester Marshall
Ted Healy ... Fuzzy
Glenda Farrell ... Jonesy
Johnnie Davis ... Georgia
Louella Parsons ... Louella Parsons

Alan Mowbray ... Alexander Duprey
Mabel Todd ... Dot Marshall

Frances Langford ... Alice
Jerry Cooper ... Jerry Cooper
Ken Niles ... Ken Niles
Duane Thompson ... Duane Thompson
Allyn Joslyn ... Bernie Walton

Grant Mitchell ... B.L. Faulkin
Edgar Kennedy ... Callaghan
Fritz Feld ... The Russian
Curt Bois ... Dress Designer
Perc Westmore ... Perc Westmore
Eddie Acuff ... Cameraman
Clinton Rosemond ... Colored Man
William B. Davidson ... Director Kelton (as William Davidson)
Wally Maher ... Asst. Director Drew
Georgie Cooper ... Seamstress (as Georgia Cooper)
Libby Taylor ... Cleo
Joseph Romantini ... Waiter (as Joe Romantini)
Paul Irving ... Bramwell
Raymond Paige and His Orchestra ... Paige's Orchestra
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ... Goodman's Orchestra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Benny Goodman ... Leader of His Orchestra
Raymond Paige ... Leader of His Orchestra
Pearl Adams ... Mammy in Civil War Drama (uncredited)
Marvin Bailey ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Friend (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Bobby Callahan ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Leonard Carey ... Dupre's Butler (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man at Premiere / Man at Restaurant / Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Allan Conrad ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Assistant (uncredited)
Vince Degen ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Onlooker at Premiere (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Marianne Edwards ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Demetris Emanuel ... Waiter (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Woman Onlooker (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Allen Fox ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Harry Fox ... Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Eddie (uncredited)
Sid Grauman ... Sid Grauman (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Drive-in Patron with 3 Boys (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Lionel Hampton ... Benny Goodman Vibraphonist (uncredited)
John Harron ... Radio Representative (uncredited)

Susan Hayward ... Starlet at Table (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Casting Man (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Hollywood Bowl Watchman (uncredited)
Howard Hudson ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)

Harry James ... Benny Goodman Trumpeter (uncredited)
Patsy 'Babe' Kane ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Owen King ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Gene Krupa ... Benny Goodman Drummer (uncredited)

Carole Landis ... Hat Check Girl with Coat (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Man in Movie Theater (uncredited)
Jean Maddox ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Waiter (uncredited)
William Mansell ... Dot's Partner (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Man at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Jackie Morrow ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Airport Guard (uncredited)
David Newell ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Youth in Lobby (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Jean Perry ... Frenchy (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Radio Host at Premiere (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Tall Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Falsetto-Voiced Man with Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Man in Hollywood Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Co-pilot (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Janet Shaw ... Girl at Premiere (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Premiere Guest Missing Coat (uncredited)
Dina Smirnova ... Russian Woman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
David Leo Tillotson ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Rosella Towne ... Secretary (uncredited)
Joan Valerie ... Girl at Premiere (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Man at Hollywood Hotel Desk (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Photographer (uncredited)
Leo White ... Hotel Guest / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Paul Whiteman ... Producer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)

Mary Wickes ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Teddy Wilson ... Goodman Pianist (uncredited)
Dan Wolheim ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)

Directed by
Busby Berkeley 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Wald (screen play) &
Maurice Leo (screen play) and
Richard Macaulay (screen play) (as Richard Macauley)

Jerry Wald (original story) and
Maurice Leo (original story)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... associate producer (uncredited)
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (musical numbers photographed by)
Charles Rosher (photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Production Management
Robert Fellows .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
 
Stunts
Vivian Austin .... stunt double: Rosemary Lane (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
Tony Romano .... vocal arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gene Lewis .... dialogue director
Busby Berkeley .... dances created and directed by (uncredited)
Matty King .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Anita Weber .... stand-in: Rosemary Lane (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictres Imc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bette Davis was assigned the wise-cracking role of Jonesy. She refused it as too trivial for a Oscar-winning actress and went on suspension. Finally, she was replaced by Glenda Farrell.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Ronnie and Virginia wade through a fountain, they're standing at the edge with their arms around one another, each holding their shoes in their hands. When they kiss, Ronnie tosses his shoes away and we hear them land in the water, then Virginia does the same. But Ronnie has his back to the fountain, so his shoes should have landed on the grass, not in the water.See more »
Quotes:
Butch:[referring to her gown] If your fans don't explode when you walk into that premiere tonight, I'll tear it to pieces!
Mona Marshall:Do you really think so, Butch?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wayne's World 2 (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from DumasSee more »

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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A partly immortal movie, 14 July 2000
Author: Micu from Paris, France

It was a hell of a job to grab a video tape of that movie, still but seldom shown on TV in the States, but invisible in France since it was contradictorily issued, in the late forties. Well, the beginning with the Goodman band's motorcade is a landmark, saluted by many critics as the sweeping entrance of the Swing Era in motion pictures. Lead by Benny and Johnnie Davis, plus Frances Langford (still alive in Florida and just re-married at 80), the band gives a tremendous start to a picture which soon looses its impetus, occasionally rewinded by the hilarious appearances of Hugh Herbert plus the wits of Glenda Farrell or Ted Healy. As a little pest, Mabel Todd is not convincing. After two syrupy tunes, we get a good staged crowd number at the Callaghan's restaurant, with allusions to Columbus, before the real gem comes, from the Orchid Room: the second part of SING, SING, SING (Christopher Columbus), with Krupa, Goodman and James at their best, unfortunately for just three minutes (but they weigh ten times more than the 5'30" of the same standard, as re-created in BENNY GOODMAN STORY. It's the difference between genuine music and re-heated soup). But Berkeley gets our pardon by setting immediately after a brilliant number with Benny's Quartet (HOUSE HOP, not I'M A DING DONG DADDY FROM DUMAS, as stated in IMDB's credentials). That makes five GREAT minutes for the millions of jazz fans still in love with swing. A second quartet number, GET A HEARTFUL OF MUSIC, was deleted by the production. Then the movie keeps moving, with an astonishing performance of DARK EYES, by Raymond Paige and his "battalion" of musicians and singers - what critics would call "jazz symphonique" - before everybody gets together for the finale,with SING, SING, SING, YOU SON OF A GUN. The 6.7 mark is severe, because the beginning and the five minutes of pure swing are invaluable. I urge TIME WARNER to issue this movie in video, for people who lack my courage to hunt for copies. henry caraso

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