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New Orleans (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 18 April 1947 (USA)
A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

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Nick Duquesne (as Arturo De Cordova)
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Miralee Smith
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Grace Voiselle
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Colonel McArdle
Richard Hageman ...
Henry Ferber
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Biff Lewis
Bert Conway ...
Tommy Lake
Joan Blair ...
Constance Vigil
John Canady ...
Undetermined Secondary Role
Louis Armstrong and His Band ...
Louis Armstrong and His Band
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Endie
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Woody Herman and His Orchestra
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Louis Armstrong (as Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
Zutty Singleton ...
Drummer (as Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
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A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

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It's the Lowdown of Wicked Old Basin Street! And the Music That Made It Wicked!

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Drama | Music | Romance

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18 April 1947 (USA)  »

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A Cidade do Jazz  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Goofs

In the first scene there is a shot of Basin Street, and the year 1917. We hear West End Blues playing, which was not recorded until 1928. See more »

Connections

Edited into Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
(uncredited)
Written by Spencer Williams
Possibly played instrumentally or cut from the movie
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Old time Jazz greats on film
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful entertainment. If you love Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday you will enjoy this film. Satchmo on the horn with Billie Holiday singing with it. Two greats that we will never see again. This movie may be a bit outdated but that is part of it's charm. I just love even hearing Sathmo's voice when he is just talking let alone his magic horn. I recommend this movie for all old time jazz fans who want to see some of the greats on film even if they appear for only for a few minutes. Movies like this really make me think of our mortality. Everyone is gone but their spirit still lives on. That is my own personal feeling. After watching this movie I just want to listen to all the old jazz tunes played by the old timers. I would really not call this a great movie. It's just lots of fun.


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