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Sweet and Low-Down (1944)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  15 January 1945 (Sweden)
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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 »

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

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Musical | Romance

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15 January 1945 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Benny kommer till stan  »

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

Soundtracks

I'm Making Believe
(1944)
Music by James V. Monaco (as James Monaco)
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played on trombone by James Cardwell (uncredited) (dubbed by Bill Harris (uncredited)), Jess Stacy (uncredited) on piano and Benny Goodman (uncredited) on clarinet
Performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra (uncredited) and sung by Lynn Bari (uncredited) (dubbed by Lorraine Elliott (uncredited))
Played as Background music often
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Goodman not Goodactor!
26 July 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Benny Goodman is the star of this wartime film and he's a rotten actor - but who cares? This is all about his music and it's very good. The plot is nowhere, the ending very silly and the performers attractive but bland - except for Dickie Moore who is hilarious as an uppity cadet. See it to hear it and forget the rest.


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