Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Valentine Davies (story), Philip Yordan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adolphe Menjou ... George Latimer
Jackie Cooper ... Johnny Schumacher
Bonita Granville ... Kit Latimer
George Bancroft ... Steve Porter
Robert Benchley ... Doakes
Walter Catlett ... Spelvin
Ted North ... Paul Porter
Todd Duncan ... Rex Tearbone
Connee Boswell ... Connee Boswell
Frank Jenks ... Smiley Jackson
Jessica Grayson Jessica Grayson ... Ella Tearbone (as Jessie Grayson)
Mona Barrie ... Lillian
Lindy Wade ... Paul Porter - as a Child
Peggy McIntyre Peggy McIntyre ... Kit Latimer - as a Child
Charlie Barnet ... Charlie Barnet
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Storyline

Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII. A romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas ensues. Prior to the making of the film RKO held a contest for the readers of 'The Saturday Evening Post" to vote on the musicians to make up the All-American Dance Band featured in the film; the magazine's readers chose, in the above-the-title listing: Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Jack Jenney. Gene Krupa, Alvino Rey, Joe Venuti, and singer Connee Boswell. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Presenting THE ALL-AMERICAN DANCE BAND...Selected from among Readers in the SATURDAY EVENING POST POLL (original poster)


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Johnny Schumacher: It's you and me. Oh I see flashing that this America is only you and me. Freedom, language, poems, employment, are you and me. Past, present, future are you and me.
Kit Latimer: Walt Whitman, isn't it?
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the film, you see the names of the actors scroll up as "In front of the camera" and the crew as well as "Behind the camera" before the name of the movie finally appears. See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Sung at the party
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Somewhat outdated, but ......
4 July 2019 | by byron-116See all my reviews

The 1942 Syncopation is somewhat outdated, but, aaaah, the incredible music makes this film watching and wanting for more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cavalgada do Ritmo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release) | (1943)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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