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Trocadero (1944)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  24 April 1944 (USA)
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A newspaper columnist and host of his own national network radio program, interviewing more film personalities on his show than any other commentator, is searching for a story for a Sunday ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemary Lane ...
Judy Edwards
Johnny Downs ...
Johnny Edwards
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Sam Wallace
Dick Purcell ...
Spike Nelson
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Mickey Jones
Marjorie Manners ...
Marge Carson
Cliff Nazarro ...
Cliff
Erskine Johnson ...
Hollywood Columnist
Dave Fleischer ...
Dave Fleischer
Emmett Vogan ...
Carson
Charles Calvert ...
Tony Rocadero
Dewey Robinson ...
Bullfrog
Ruth Hilliard ...
Nancy - Cigarette Girl
Eddie Bartell ...
Master of Ceremonies and Radio Rogue member
Bob Chester ...
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A newspaper columnist and host of his own national network radio program, interviewing more film personalities on his show than any other commentator, is searching for a story for a Sunday column carried by newspaper from coast to coast. Hanging out in Hollywood's famed Trocadero restaurant and night-spot, he gets his story when "Troc" owner and band-leader Eddie LeBaron, relates to him the sage of the famed screenland nitery. And hears plenty of music furnished by four of the top name-bands in the land, including that of Bob Chester, who formed his own swing band in 1935 after being top saxophonist with the bands of Ben Pollack and Ben Bernie. Singer Ida James and the Chester band led off with "Shoo Shoo Baby" in their screen debut. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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String of wartime nightclub routines strung together
29 May 2006 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Judy and Johnny are orphaned siblings being raised by Tony Rocadero, a Hollywood restaurateur who knows no limit in supporting his adopted children, even sending them both off to college. When Tony dies suddenly, one of them has to return home to keep the establishment open. The film opens with a present-day (present-day 1944) sequence of cameo appearances by 1940s Hollywood celebrities, then becomes a series of flashbacks explaining the history of the Hollywood Trocadero, usually in the form of musical numbers by the various types of big band, singing-dancing and stand-up acts which had kept the club going. Along the way, both Judy and Johnny find love and learn the difference between pretentious upper-class fronting and real-people sincerity. There's nothing that stands out about the film, but in 1944 watching it in a heated theater certainly beat sitting at home in the dark.


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