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Momma Don't Allow (1955)

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A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema'

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Credited cast:
Chris Barber ...
Himself - trombone
Ron Bowden ...
Himself - drums
Jim Bray ...
Himself - bass
Lonnie Donegan ...
Himself - guitar and vocals
Pat Halcox ...
Himself - trumpet
Ottilie Patterson ...
Herself - vocals
Monty Sunshine ...
Himself - clarinet
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Best Film Ever?...... Short Film Certainly!
21 May 2013 | by (Brooklyn, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

Hard to believe this is the first review for this euphoric, exhilarating and visually stunning film. Amazing film tells the story of at at least five different people at a nightclub dance party...... without one word of dialog. However, The Chris Barber Jazz Band performing at the party provides a constant live Swing /Dixieland & Rock 'n' Roll soundtrack for the films entire 22 minutes. Full of wonder & stunning first film for future Oscar winning directors Tony Richardson and Karel Reisz. Great look at 1955 Teddy Boys, Cool Kittens and Lindy Bop dancers. Delivers on every count..... Music, style, cinematography, storytelling and enthusiasm. A joy from start to finish. You'll wish it didn't end.


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