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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 ...
Orchestra Leader
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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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Trying to Forget
Written by Tony Romano
Performed by Rosemary Lane
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Lively, snappy, and full of good music
19 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little gem came on one of those Mill Creek compilation sets. I've never seen it, but I really enjoyed it. The slim plot traces the history of the famous nightclub with dynamite performances from Johnny Downs and Priscilla Lane. The narrative is frequently interrupted for some big-band musical interludes, and they are fantastic. A smooth musical quintet called the Stardusters contribute one of those uniquely 1940's type harmonies. The whole thing comes to a conclusion with a fantastic production number featuring no less than four bands playing at once. If you like a breezy narrative interspersed with a bunch of socko big band numbers, then this is the film for you.


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