MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 28,780 this week

Carolina Blues (1944)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 95 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 82 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 870 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 134 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Carolina Blues" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Carolina Blues (1944)

Carolina Blues (1944) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Carolina Blues.

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ...
...
Julie Carver
Victor Moore ...
Phineas / Elliott / Hiriam / Horatio / Aunt Martha / Aunt Minerva Carver
Jeff Donnell ...
Charlotte Barton
...
Tom Gordon
Georgia Carroll ...
Band Singer
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Harry Babbitt ...
Band Member
Sully Mason ...
Band Member
Harold Nicholas ...
Dance Specialty
The Christianis ...
Acrobatic Specialty
The Layson Brothers ...
Specialty
The Four Step Brothers ...
Tap Dance Specialty Quartette
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Edit

Storyline

Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to get married, the plant owner's daughter Julie sings instead. But Kay dislikes her idea of joining the band. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

RIGHT THIS WAY! for the GAY WAY...to MUSIC...MIRTH and M-M-MAIDS! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Idílio Sincopado  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the film's plot, Georgia Carroll (playing herself) threatens to leave the Kay Kyser band to marry a servicemember, thereby forcing him to hire a replacement. In real life, after replacing Ginny Simms in Kyser's band, Carroll did indeed get married - to Kay Kyser. See more »

Soundtracks

Thanks a Lot
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and Danced by Ann Miller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One or two redeeming numbers
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like neither Kyser's screen persona nor his bland style of swing, so wouldn't ever recommend going to a film to see him. But he sometimes had a talent for pepping up his films with good specialty acts.

The show-stopper in this film is the "Mr. Beebe" number, featuring Harold Nicholas (without brother Fayard), supported by a number of other top black singers and dancers including The Four Step Brothers, Marie Bryant, June Richmond, and others I can't identify. Kyser's band with Ann Miller singing briefly introduce the number, then leave the set - typical for the era, the scene was clearly designed so that the black performers could be edited out when the film was shown in the south.

The disappointment is that all that talent, including Ann Miller, is given very little footage to show their stuff. Miller's only tap number is hacked by some dialog. Harold Nicholas is brilliant, but the other singers and dancers in the number only get to do quick cameos.

The Kyser personnel do get to do a couple of other cute numbers. Significantly, these occur informally, when Kyser isn't directing or arranging them.


10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The best thing about this movie is the Mister BeeBe dance routine. smartkat64
Discuss Carolina Blues (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?