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Swing Hostess (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  8 September 1944 (USA)
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Rags-to-riches-to-rags story features Benny Goodman vocalist Martha Tilton as an unemployed big band singer who takes a job as an operator at a jukebox company. After falling in love with a... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Tilton ...
Iris Adrian ...
Marge O'Day
Charles Collins ...
Benny Jackson
Cliff Nazarro ...
Bobo
Harry Holman ...
Fralick
Emmett Lynn ...
Blodgett
Betty Brodel ...
Phoebe
Claire Rochelle ...
Fralick's Secretary
Paul Porcasi ...
Spumoni
Terry Frost ...
Hank
Philip Van Zandt ...
Merlini, the Magician
Earle Bruce ...
Joe Sweeney
Bob Gooding ...
1st Butch, Speciality Act
Walter Pietila ...
2nd Butch, Speciality Act (as Walt Pietila)
Gene Windson ...
3rd Butch, Speciality Act
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Rags-to-riches-to-rags story features Benny Goodman vocalist Martha Tilton as an unemployed big band singer who takes a job as an operator at a jukebox company. After falling in love with a bandleader, she gets a chance to get back in the limelight by singing for his group. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Here she is...THE FIRST LADY OF SWING!...and you'll love her! See more »

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Highway Polka
Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin
Sung by Martha Tilton, Iris Adrian, Earle Bruce, and Cliff Nazarro
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An absolute JOY to watch ! Martha and the entire cast
25 August 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This WONDERFUL film from 1944 is a pure joy ! Not to mention the music throughout... Martha is a beauty as well as a pretty hot singer from her day.. She really shows the evil Phobe (Betty Brodel) a thing or two about singing. One of the better films from PRC during the war years. Sure to please ! That is if you can find it. The film is Public Domain and nobody, I mean nobody runs it, and thats ashame. Some great music from JAY LIVINGSTON & RAY EVANS who ARE credited boldly in the print I own...If you get a chance to catch this lost gem then sit back and enjoy ! JUKEBOX FANS will die over this film featuring ROCKOLA JUKES !


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