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Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | | Musical | 20 December 1944 (USA)
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 »

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Cast

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Phineas / Elliott / Hiriam / Horatio / Aunt Martha / Aunt Minerva Carver
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Charlotte Barton
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Tom Gordon
Georgia Carroll ...
Band Singer
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
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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)

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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>

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THE GAYEST OKAYEST MUSICAL EVER TO COME FROM DIXIE! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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20 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Idílio Sincopado  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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

There Goes That Song Again
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Harry Babbitt and Kay Kyser's orchestra
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Every Aspect Of This Film Is Lackluster
22 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just like Swing Fever--released in the same year--Carolina Blues features the corny persona of Kay Kyser. The guy has as much charisma as Bing Crosby, which is to say not much.

Here again, Ann Miller does not get enough time on the dance floor. She is so fresh faced in these early films; if only they had featured her talents more.

I still have not figured out which band member sports bangs and again plagues this movie with his senseless, humorless bits.

Some of the music by Styne and Cahn is really disappointing. The lyrics are silly--and not in a good way.


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