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Carolina Blues (1944)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ...
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Julie Carver
Victor Moore ...
Phineas / Elliott / Hiriam / Horatio / Aunt Martha / Aunt Minerva Carver
Jeff Donnell ...
Charlotte Barton
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Tom Gordon
Georgia Carroll ...
Band Singer
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Harry Babbitt ...
Band Member
Sully Mason ...
Band Member
Harold Nicholas ...
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The Christianis ...
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The Layson Brothers ...
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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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Your feet will tap to those legnificient Ann Miller dances! See more »

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20 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Idílio Sincopado  »

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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 »

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Poor Little Rhode Island
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, and vocal quartet
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Typical Kyser Fare With Added Bonus of Ann Miller
26 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kay Kyser had many top-selling recordings, but his Kollege of Musical Knowledge show, both live and on the radio, was more of a floor show than the performances of other swing bands and orchestras. His show is, of course, incorporated into this film. So in that respect, the film bears resemblance to other films in which Kyser appeared.

The extra bonus is the addition of sweet and lovely Ann Miller to the cast. Unfortunately, her one and only dance performance is butchered by cutaway shots and editing, so that about half is gone. You can only faintly hear the singing and tapping in the background.

What's left, however, is still pure Miller magic. Nobody else was such a machine-gun on feet.


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