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American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his Jazz orchestra.

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Paul Whiteman
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Vocalist ('Song of the Dawn' / 'It Happened in Monterey')
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Editor ('Ladies of the Press') / Stenographer ('In Conference') / Quartet Member, 'Nellie'
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Vocalist ('It Happened in Monterey' / 'Bridal Veil' / 'A Bench in the Park')
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Executive ('In Conference') / Unmarried Husband / Husband ('A Dash of Spice')
William Kent ...
General ('All Noisy on the Eastern Front') / Goldfish Owner ('Oh! Forevermore!') / Unmarried Couple's Offspring / Meek Husband ('Do Things For You') / Man in Closet ('A Dash of Spice')
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Automobile Owner ('Springtime') / Rear End of Horse / Charles
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Vocal Group
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Fourth Reporter ('Ladies of the Press') / Wife ('A Dash of Spice')
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Chorine (as Beth Laemmle)
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Bridegroom ('Bridal Veil' / 'A Bench in the Park')
George Chiles ...
Dancer ('It Happened in Monterey' / Vocalist 'A Bench in the Park' / 'Ragamuffin Romeo')
Jack White ...
Jack White
Frank Leslie ...
Quartet Lead Singer ('Nellie')
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Desk Sergeant ('Springtime') / Soldier ('All Noisy on the Eastern Front') / Waiter ('Oh! Forevermore!') / Front End of Horse / Quartet Member ('Nellie')
Churchill Ross ...
Quartet Member ('Nellie')
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First Pianist at Giant Piano ('Rhapsody in Blue') / Quartet Member ('Nellie') (as Johnson Arledge)
Al Norman ...
Rubber Legs Dancer ('Happy Feet')
Jacques Cartier ...
Voodoo Dancer ("Rhapsody in Blue")
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Dancer with Tommy Atkins Sextette
Marion Stadler ...
Specialty Dancer 'Ragamuffin Romeo' / 'Melting Pot' (as Marion Stattler)
Don Rose ...
Specialty Dancer 'Ragamuffin Romeo'
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Dancing Ensemble (as the Russell Markert Girls)
Thomas Atkins ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette Leader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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One of the Rhythm Boys (as The Rhythm Boys)
Helena Bendová ...
Host - Hungarian Version
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Brox Sisters
Bobbe Brox ...
Bobbe Brox (as The Brox Sisters)
Kathlyn Brox ...
Kathlyn Brox (as The Brox Sisters)
Lorayne Brox ...
Lorraine Brox (as The Brox Sisters)
André Cheron ...
Emcee - French Version
Delbert Cobain ...
Singer
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One of the Rhythm Boys) (as The Rhythm Boys)
Felipe Delgado
Tony Erb ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
Richard Erskine ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
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Vocalist with Paul Whiteman
Robert Galer ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
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Emcee - Spanish Version
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Host - Portuguese Version
Eleanor Gutöhrlein ...
Dance Specialty (as Sisters G)
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Dance Specialty (as Sisters G)
Wilbur Hall ...
Trombonist / Violin / Air Pump (as Willie Hall)
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Charles's Intended Father-in-Law
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Third Reporter ('Ladies of the Press') / Rough Wife ('Do Things for You')
Gilbert Herwood ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
Paul Howard ...
Paul Howard
Scott Jensen ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
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Second Reporter ('Ladies of the Press') / Wife ('In Conference') / Unmarried Wife
Tetsu Komai ...
Emcee - Japanese Version
G. Kroutilová ...
Host - Hungarian Version
Jeanie Lang ...
First Reporter ('Ladies of the Press') / Vocalist ('My Bridal Veil' / 'Ragamuffin Romeo' / 'Do Things for You')
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Comic Specialty (scenesDeleted)
Georgette Rhodes ...
Emcee's Assistant - French Version
Al Rinker ...
One of the Rhythm Boys (as The Rhythm Boys)
Clayton Romler ...
Thomas Atkins Sextette
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Comic Specialty (scenesDeleted)
Paul Small ...
Whiteman Impersonator
Tommy Atkins Sextette ...
Themselves
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Emcee - Portuguese Version
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Emcee's Assistant - Spanish Version
Anton Vaverka ...
Host - Hungarian Version (as Antonín Vaverka)
Thelma Woodruff ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil')
Iris Yamaoka ...
Emcee's Assistant - Japanese Version
Charlene Aber ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Arline Abers ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Ted Bacon ...
Violin Sextet (uncredited)
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Chorine (uncredited)
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Pianist ('Rhapsody in Blue') (uncredited)
Cathleen Bessett ...
(uncredited)
Betty Caldwell ...
(uncredited)
Margaret Carthew ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Lavern Chase ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Betty Mae Crane ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Beverly Crane ...
Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
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Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Automobile Owner's Wife ("Springtime") / Marie ("All Noisy on the Eastern Front") (uncredited)
Marian Dabney ...
(uncredited)
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Blonde Mannequin ('Rhapsody in Blue') (uncredited)
Gloria Fisher ...
Flower Girl ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
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Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Charlie Greco ...
Pianist (uncredited)
Helen Hargrave ...
(uncredited)
Charles Irwin ...
Announcer / Soldier ('All Noisy on the Eastern Front') (uncredited)
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Bridesmaid ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Otto Landau ...
Violin Sextet (uncredited)
Eddie Lang ...
Guitar Player (uncredited)
Bessie Lee ...
(uncredited)
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Emcee - Hungarian Version (uncredited)
Roy Maier ...
Piccolo Player / Whiteman Boys (uncredited)
Matty Malneck ...
Violin Sextet (uncredited)
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Blonde ("A Bench in the Park") (uncredited)
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Child ('A Bench in the Park') / Child ('A Dash of Spice') (uncredited)
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Chorine (uncredited)
Mike Pingatore ...
Banjo Player The Whiteman Boys (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
John Peel Quartet ...
Quartet in English Number ('Melting Pot') (uncredited)
R. Smith ...
Page ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Robin Smith ...
Page ('My Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Snowdrop ...
Little Girl with Paul Whiteman ('Bench In the Park') (uncredited)
Elaine St. Maur ...
(uncredited)
Nancy Torres ...
Solist ("It Happened in Monterey") (uncredited)
Renee Torres ...
Chorine (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Evelyn Vaughan ...
(uncredited)
Michael Vavitch ...
(uncredited)
Joe Venuti ...
Violinist / Violin Sextet (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ...
Page-Turner Hands (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Murray Anderson

Written by

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Harry Ruskin ... (comedy sketches)
 
Edward T. Lowe Jr. ... () (uncredited)
 
Charles MacArthur ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Carl Laemmle Jr. ... producer

Music by

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Alfonso Corelli ... (music)

Cinematography by

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Jerome Ash
Hal Mohr
Ray Rennahan

Film Editing by

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Robert Carlisle

Editorial Department

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Maurice Pivar ... supervising editor

Art Direction by

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Herman Rosse

Costume Design by

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Herman Rosse

Makeup Department

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Jack P. Pierce ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Ross ... assistant director
Ansel Friedberger ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Thomas F. O'Neill ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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C. Roy Hunter ... recording supervisor
Harold I. Smith ... monitor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Roswell A. Hoffmann ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eddie Ellsworth ... still photographer

Animation Department

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Walter Lantz ... animator
William Nolan ... animator

Music Department

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Milton Ager ... music: songs
James Dietrich ... additional musical numbers
George Gershwin ... additional musical numbers
Ferde Grofé Sr. ... orchestrations (as Ferde Grofé)
Billy Rose ... additional musical numbers
Mabel Wayne ... additional musical numbers
Jack Yellen ... lyrics: songs

Other crew

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Russell Markert ... dance director
Charles Murphy ... animal trainer (uncredited)

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This revue presents its numbers around the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman, besides that it shows in it's final number that the European popular music are the roots of American popular music, called Jazz. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines A NEW ERA in sound and color entertainment! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The King of Jazz Revue (United States)
  • The Paul Whiteman King of Jazz Revue (United States)
  • La Féérie du jazz (France)
  • Der Jazzkönig (Germany)
  • El rey del Jazz (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Delbert Cobain sings a few songs in the film. His great-nephew was Kurt Cobain. See more »
Goofs In the introduction to ''Ladies of the Press" Grace Hayes is listed as 'Third Reporter' and Kathryn Crawford is listed as 'Fourth Reporter'. This is the reverse of the actual case. Grace Hayes is easily recognizable as the 'Rough Wife' in "Do Things for You". She is the fourth and final reporter in the skit. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing Show (1973). See more »
Soundtracks Rhapsody in Blue See more »
Quotes Announcer: You don't mean to tell me that you are well-versed in the intricacies of the art of Terpsichore?
Paul Whiteman: No, but I can dance.
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