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Juke Box Jenny (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 27 March 1942 (USA)
Roger Wadsworth is a salesman for a company that supplies juke-boxes with classical music recordings, as Mrs. Horton, chief stockholder of the company hates swing music. Because of that, ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Ken Murray ...
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Genevieve Horton
Iris Adrian ...
Jinx Corey
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Roger Wadsworth (as Don Douglas)
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Horton
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra ...
Charlie Barnet's Orchestra (as Charlie Barnet's Orchestra)
Charlie Barnet ...
Charlie Barnet
The King's Men ...
The King's Men
Wingy Manone and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra
Milt Herth and His Trio ...
Milt Herth Trio (as Milt Herth Trio)
Wingy Manone ...
Wing Manone
Eddie Beale and His Trio ...
Trio
Sig Arno ...
Randini
Eddie Beale ...
Eddie Beale
Joe Brown Jr. ...
Tommy
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Roger Wadsworth is a salesman for a company that supplies juke-boxes with classical music recordings, as Mrs. Horton, chief stockholder of the company hates swing music. Because of that, and the fact that Mrs. Horton is the mother of his fiancée, Genevieve Horton, Roger can only sit by and watch the competitors, who sell swing-and-jive music records get most of the business. Some of the other salesmen play a joke on Roger by getting Charlie Barnet and his orchestra (none playing "Self" in this fictional film)make a recording which they slip into Roger's packet marked as classical. They also get showgirl Jinx Corey to tell the newspapers that she and Roger are married. Malcolm Hammond goes to Genevieve to plead Roger's case, and tricks her into making a recording as 'Jukebox Jenny." This leads to further complications. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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27 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Famosa a pesar suyo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Tiger Rag
Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields (aka The Original Dixieland Jazz Band)
Performed by Wingy Manone Orchestra
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One for the nostalgia brigade!
4 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is another of those Universal musical comedies that made use of radio stars who are now somewhat forgotten. In this case, they are Ken Murray, Harriet Hilliard and Don Douglas. Fortunately, Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra are also featured, as are the King's Men, the Milt Herth Trio, plus Wingy Manone and His Orchestra.

Alas, another feature of these movies was the way they derided good music in favor of the then current popular taste – which, of course, is now itself outmoded! All the same, I must admit that the score is jazzy enough for those of us on a more nostalgic bent, and the comedy, based on a mildly promising premise, is competently enacted. Production values are fair, but definitely not what you would call grade "A".


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