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Jam Session (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  13 April 1944 (USA)
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Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Barker ...
George Carter Haven
Charlie Barnet ...
Charlie Barnet
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra ...
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (as Charlie Barnet's Orchestra)
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra ...
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (as Louis Armstrong's Orchestra)
Alvino Rey ...
Alvino Rey
Alvino Rey's Orchestra ...
Alvino Rey Orchestra
Jan Garber ...
Jan Garber
Jan Garber's Orchestra ...
Jan Garber Orchestra
Glen Gray ...
Glen Gray
Glen Gray's Orchestra ...
Glen Gray Orchestra
Teddy Powell ...
Teddy Powell
Teddy Powell's Orchestra ...
Teddy Powell Orchestra
Nan Wynn ...
Nan Wynn


Kansas girl Terry Baxter has won a trip to Hollywood, tries to get a job as a dancer and ends up as secretary of screenwriter Haven. She mixes up the scripts, is fired and when she tries to explain to him what happened, she tries to break in a residence - she belives it belongs Haven's boss Stuart, but she is wrong - and is arrested. But Stuart and Haven don't let her drop. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <>

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SHE PUTS THE M-m-m-m in MUSIC! (original print ad) See more »


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Release Date:

13 April 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Atracção  »

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2 September 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Sprightly Ann Miller musical featuring many of the top bands and vocalists of the day. Notable too for a rather tough-minded look at the movie industry, as Kansas contest winner Miller tries to break into the big time. The studio scenes are an occasional hoot-- like the stagecoach driving in from the street to shoot an Old West scene! However, the business side gets a pretty realistic and none-to-flattering treatment (maybe the writers' revenge). Some other nice touches-- Alvino Rey's "echo-box dummy" that sings electronic lyrics (that one spooked me); Miller's under-the-staircase bedroom, about big enough for a midget if she doesn't stand up; and the big-finish "marching at ya" tribute to the boys overseas. Miller is engaging throughout, wholesomely pretty with a lot of verve and sparkle. This was perfect war-time escapism, a programmer with no pretensions that despite the years continues to entertain.

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