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Jam Session (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 13 April 1944 (USA)
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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George Carter Haven
Charlie Barnet ...
Charlie Barnet
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra ...
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (as Charlie Barnet's Orchestra)
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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
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Glen Gray
Glen Gray's Orchestra ...
Glen Gray Orchestra
Teddy Powell ...
Teddy Powell
Teddy Powell's Orchestra ...
Teddy Powell Orchestra
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Nan Wynn
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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 <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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ITS A CARNIVAL OF SWING! ()riginal poster-all caps) See more »

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13 April 1944 (USA)  »

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A Grande Atracção  »

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Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
Written by Ary Barroso
English lyrics by Bob Russell
Performed by Nan Wynn
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Musical Performers of Bygone Era
25 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Copying the format used in Ann Miller's previous film, "Reveille With Beverly", once again the plot is an excuse to piece together musical performances by popular recording artists of the day.

Nevertheless, it's an opportunity to enjoy the lovely Miller, who was only in her early 20s at the time of filming. I read that Dorothy Parker was once quoted as saying Miller "was the most statuesque broad in Hollywood".

While she dances only once, it's a nice production number with a World War II theme. She remarked in her autobiography that her Columbia films were intended as entertainment of the troops.


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