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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 ...
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Sully Mason ...
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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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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>

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

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20 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Idílio Sincopado  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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 B-budget Musical for WWII
21 March 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

A big band goes through shenanigans trying to raise money for WWII bonds.

Typical wartime musical on a B-budget. There's lots of bounce with engaging performers, but I could have used a better distribution of musical numbers. Mainly they're bunched into one segment, while the rest is taken up with storyline. The nimble-footed Step Bros., however, have to be seen to be believed. Plus, Ann Miller sings and dancers her way into our collective heart, along with a gorgeous Georgia Carroll.

Kyser may have been a big band conductor, but he's quite a good actor, even comedic one. Then there's Victor Moore in multiple curmudgeonly parts, and Ish Kabibble looking like a handsomer version of the Three Stooges. Put them all together, and the 'gang' comes up with enough war- bonds to finance a new navy cruiser. I guess those were the days when we actually paid up front for our wars. Anyhow, it's nothing special, just a light-hearted look at America pulling together during the Big One, with a few lively tunes thrown in.


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