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Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  16 March 1946 (USA)
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A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.

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Carol Lawrence
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Curly (as Jerome Howard)
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Louis Jordan ...
Will Osborne ...
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Edward Brophy ...
Mary Treen ...
Russell Hicks ...
Daniel Warren Sr.
Windy Cook ...
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John Eldredge ...
Bascomb
Leon Belasco ...
Pete
The Three Stooges ...
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In this 100% FICTIONAL film, in which no one plays "Self",Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks (I)') doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storm on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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16 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Música Atômica  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Monogram Pictures production number 4517, although some publicity stills bear the incorrect number 4505. See more »

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Early in the film, Curly says that he and the other Stooges can't read. But later in the film, we see Curly reading off of a menu with no problem. See more »

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Just a Little Fond Affection
Performed by Will Osborne and Mary Treen
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Stooges Fans Get Gypped.
12 August 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Swing Parade of 1946" is a Monogram musical. Have you heard enough yet? Actually, it's not that bad a movie, with better production values than you would suspect. It's even in color, which is a definite plus. They gathered several 'B' list actors and some fairly good musical talent, and even some cute chorus girls. They just didn't get a good enough story to go with the rest of the production.

The Three Stooges are billed near the top of the ticket but their screen time is only about 6-8 minutes, which will be a disappointment to Stooges fans. Gale Storm is pretty, can sing and dance a little but I always felt her acting tended towards ham, and a little of Gale goes a long way. Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five are on hand, and they do "Caldonia", which livens up matters but the rest of the score consists of several forgettable songs. The dance routines are fair-to-middling.

I would have given this picture a rating of 4 but for the presence of the aforementioned Stooges - I confess I am a fan of their mayhem/ humor. I ended up with a 5 despite the uninspired storyline.


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