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New Orleans (1947)

Approved  |   |  Music, Romance  |  18 April 1947 (USA)
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New Orleans - with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo de Córdova ...
Nick Duquesne (as Arturo De Cordova)
Dorothy Patrick ...
Miralee Smith
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Grace Voiselle
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Mrs. Rutledge Smith
Richard Hageman ...
Henry Ferber
Jack Lambert ...
Biff Lewis
John Alexander ...
Col. McArdle
Bert Conway ...
Tommy Lake
Joan Blair ...
Constance Vigil
Louis Armstrong and His Band ...
Original New Orleans Ragtime Band
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Endie
Woody Herman ...
Woody Herman
Woody Herman and His Orchestra ...
Woody Herman Orchestra
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Zutty Singleton ...
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New Orleans - with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman

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It's the Lowdown on Wicked Old Basin Street!

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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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New Orleans Stomp
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Oliver
Played instrumentally during the opening credits
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terrible acting; great music
23 January 2005 | by (baton rouge, la) – See all my reviews

I just saw this in January, 2005 so this is a different view. It's difficult to know how professional movie people wouldn't know this is a terribly acted movie. DeCordova reprises his previously cardboard acting although he has something, but it doesn't come out. But the music of Armstrong, Holliday, and Herman etc. is magnificent. It surely is worth the time just to revel in the 1947 jazz. Bad acting doesn't destroy the movie. Wonder what happened to all those actors. It must have been the directing for all to be so bland. I think the attempt is to make this an epic picture showing the intrusion of jazz into classical music. The voice sync with the singer is also poor enough to be disturbing to the viewer. Dorothy Patrick is lovely but apparently not a singer. It's fun to see many old character actors that I knew by looks but couldn't remember their names. I'm sorry DeCordova didn't work out because I liked him in "Frenchman's Creek."


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