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Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 16 March 1946 (USA)
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
Phil Regan ...
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Moe
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Curly (as Jerome Howard)
Connee Boswell ...
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Will Osborne ...
Will Osborne
Edward Brophy ...
Mary Treen ...
Russell Hicks ...
Daniel Warren Sr.
Windy Cook ...
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John Eldredge ...
Bascomb
Leon Belasco ...
Pete
The Three Stooges ...
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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A TREASURE OF PLEASURE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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16 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Música Atômica  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Moe: Hello? Yes... Definitely... Absolutely... Positively, wrong number
[replaces phone]
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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Gale Storm
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Swing Parade of 1946 was a nice showcase for The Three Stooges and Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
15 February 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In honor of Black History Month, I've been making comments on films that featured African-Americans. We're now in 1946 with Swing Parade of 1946. In this one, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five perform "Don't Worry About the Mule" and "Caldonia" in segments that could easily be edited out by Southern theatres of the time without ruining the plot-what there is of one (which easily explains why he and his group are nowhere near the musical finale). Both performances bring a rollicking attitude that lifts the movie above the norm. The main reason I, and I'm sure many, would want to watch this movie today is because of The Three Stooges with Curly, especially, in fine form months before his stroke forced him to retire. The singing leads here are Phil Regan and Gale Storm. Ms. Storm displays some comic talents that served her well in her later TV shows, "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". She also sings a wonderful rendition of "The Sunny Side of the Street" and "Oh, Brother". There's also Connee Boswell singing the third version of "Stormy Weather" I've heard this month (following Ivie Anderson and Lena Horne) that again takes my breath away. Ed Brophy provides perfect blustery segue from the plot to the Stooges as their boss "Moose". And Windy Cook provides some amusing impressions of boat motors and plane engines though the movie becomes a bit long by that point. And there's another player from my favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life, here-Mary Treen who plays Marie Finch and does a nice duet with band leader Will Osborne on "A Tender Word Will Mend It All". No great shakes, but with the presence of the Stooges and Louis Jordan, Swing Parade of 1946 is definitely worth a look.


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