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Dixie (1943)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Musical  |  13 January 1944 (Australia)
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A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Millie Cook
Mr. Bones
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Jean Mason
Lynne Overman ...
Mr. Whitlock
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Mr. Felham
Raymond Walburn ...
Mr. Cook
Mr. Mason
Clara Blandick ...
Mrs. Mason
Tom Herbert ...
Olin Howland ...
Mr. Deveraux (as Olin Howlin)
Robert Warwick ...
Mr. LaPlant
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Brandon Hurst ...
Dignified Man in Audience


A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie." Written by

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13 January 1944 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção de Dixie  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 20, 1943 with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour reprising their film roles. See more »


In this movie, Dan Emmett's birthplace is in Kentucky. He was actually born (and died) in Mount Vernon, Ohio. See more »


Referenced in Road to Utopia (1945) See more »


Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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... But How Did You Like The Movie ?
5 January 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Boy, that was a tough slog getting through all the history lessons and moral instruction regarding slavery. Yes, yes, it was a shameful period in America and minstrel shows were degrading, but most contributors forgot to evaluate "Dixie" - the movie, that is.

Well, let me have a bash at it. When I think back on "Dixie", the first thing I think of is the ballad, "Sunday, Monday or Always", done to perfection by Bing at the beginning and at the end. Much of the rest of the movie is forgettable and uninspired. Paramount had assembled an excellent cast which is largely wasted in this fictitious biography of a forgotten songwriter. Maybe the biggest disappointment was the lack of spectacle and excitement in musical number after lifeless musical number, especially the last one. The choreography was almost non-existent and very understated, except for a dance by the largely wasted Eddie Foy, Jr. The script was desperately in need of a re-write

  • and what's with the fires? There were three separate fires in the

course of "Dixie", one of which should have included Dorothy Lamour's thankless part.

I guess musicals were not Paramount's thing. Such matters were best left to Fox or MGM, or even Universal, which had a few pretty good underbudgetted musicals. Our present rating is a little rich for "Dixie" - I gave it five and upped it to six on the strength of the song "Sunday,Monday or Always", which was gorgeous.

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