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New Orleans (1947)

Approved | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nick Duquesne (as Arturo De Cordova)
Dorothy Patrick ...
Miralee Smith
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Grace Voiselle
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Mrs. Rutledge Smith
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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 ...
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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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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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1.37 : 1
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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

Dipper Mouth Blues
(uncredited)
Music by Joe Oliver
Lyrics by Walter Melrose
Possibly played instrumentally or cut from the movie
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Fascinating Movie
7 April 2016 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

Without Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday and their musical supporting cast, this would be a forgettable melodrama. To me the most interesting aspect of this movie is the contrast of cultures - the stuffy white world symbolized by classical/operatic music (some very excellent), the blues/jazz world of the downtrodden but resilient black population and the white "early adopters" of their music. The music is tremendous. Although this movie would never win an Academy Award except for music, the cast is overall excellent given their material. Anyone who loves Armstrong or Holiday should own this. I saw this on Turner classic movies and I'm going to buy it.


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