The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks ... See full summary »
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 »
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra,
A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.
I read on ebay that the film was released on home video once in 1985.
It has been out of print since then.
Perhaps a write-in campaign to Criterion might get it considered for a DVD.
For an obscure film, there seems to be some momentum building to bring it back.
Has it been shown on Turner Classic Movies in the past couple of years?
Does their Web site allow viewers to request films?
My uncle mentioned THE GREAT JOHN L to me in January and I've been tasked to find it for him in some fashion. First it was going to be a 65th birthday gift - now I'm aiming for the holidays... If not by then, hopefully for next year's birthday!
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