MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,929 this week

Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (original story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 771 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 3181 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 3823 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 557 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Sweet and Low-Down (1944) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sweet and Low-Down.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Summer Storm (1944)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Edward Everett Horton
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Cheryl Walker, William Terry, Judith Anderson
Step Lively (1944)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolphe Menjou
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver
Mystery | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers
Up in Arms (1944)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Edgar Allan Poe led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan, whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Linda Darnell, Shepperd Strudwick, Virginia Gilmore
Under 18 (1931)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A poor seamstress girl sours on her engagement to a grocery deliveryman after seeing her sister's abusive marriage. Trying to help her sister pay for a divorce lawyer, she turns to a rich playboy she met at work.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Marian Marsh, Anita Page, Regis Toomey
Second Chance (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mobster Vic Spalato's girlfriend Claire is in hiding in Mexico and she's willing to testify for a US Senate investigation committee, if she can make it back to the US alive.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra (as Benny Goodman and His Band)
...
Jack Oakie ...
Popsy
Lynn Bari ...
Pat Stirling
James Cardwell ...
Johnny Birch
Allyn Joslyn ...
Lester Barnes
John Campbell ...
Dixie Zang
Roy Benson ...
Skeets McCormick
...
Military Cadet General 'Mogie' Cramichael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Leader of His Band
Edit

Storyline

After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother, Johnny Birch, play the trombone. Goodman offers him a job, over Popsie's protest, with the band. Aboard the train, Johnny accidentally enters the compartment of the band's singer, Pat Sterling, and gets his face slapped. At the military camp, which turns out to be a boy's military academy (which accounts for juvenile players such as Dickie Moore and Harry McKin running around with such titles as General and Major), Goodman finds a real audience in the jive-mad, jitterbug kids. Masquerading as a sweet, 16-year-old girl friend of one of the cadets who is, in reality, her nephew, Trudy Wilson meets her old friend Goodman who introduces her to Johnny, whose music she admired. However, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Benny kommer till stan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hollywood Reporter production charts listed June Haver in the cast, but she did not appear in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Jersey Bounce
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Bobby Plater, Edward Johnson and Tiny Bradshaw
Lyrics by Buddy Feyne
Performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra at the Middleton prom
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful music but thin plot
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paper thin plot but what great music!! James Cardwell was attractive but the star presence just was not there which shows whenever another actor that has it like Linda Darnell or Jack Oakie is on screen, he just disappears. Lynn Bari and Allyn Joslyn add nice touches of spice throughout. Benny Goodman was no actor but it doesn't matter when the music starts. Linda Darnell is fantastically beautiful even able to carry off some of the elaborate hairstyles of the period that swamped many women. This is the kind of part that 20th Century Fox wasted her in through her years at the studio. To get a glimpse at what a great actress she could be catch "Summer Storm" her next film after this where she shows given the chance that she was capable of brilliant things.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sweet and Low-Down (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?