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Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 August 1944 (USA)
A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.


Christy Cabanne


Sam Neuman (screenplay), Lawrence Taylor (original story) (as Lawrence E. Taylor)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances Langford ... Susan Jackson
Guy Kibbee ... Capt. Jackson of the 'Ellabella'
Eddie Quillan ... Jeff Calhoun
Charles Butterworth ... Professor
Fifi D'Orsay ... Yvette
Lyle Talbot ... Anthony 'Tony' Sardell
Frank Jenks ... Jack 'Curly' Berger
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Ellabella Jackson, Susan's Aunt
Joe Devlin ... Police Sgt.
Louise Beavers ... Opal
Ben Carter ... Sam the Deckhand
Gloria Jetter Gloria Jetter ... Azella, Opal's Daughter
Ward Shattuck Ward Shattuck ... Henry Doakes (as Edward Shattuck)
Ethel Shattuck Ethel Shattuck ... Mrs. Henry Doakes
Anthony Warde ... 'Double', Phony Indian (as Tony Warde)


A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

15 August 1944 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its initial Los Angeles telecast Sunday 26 October 1947 on KTLA (Channel 5). In New York City it first aired Sunday 17 April 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the film the two "Indians" hold up two placards that says "THE END". See more »


If It's a Dream
Written by Michael Breen and Sam Neuman (lyrics)
Sung by Frances Langford
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Not quite Showboat
26 May 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although this is a film made on a wafer thin budget by poverty row PRC films Dixie Jamboree has a lot going for it with a cast of some fine character players. With Frances Langford singing some sadly forgettable songs and a cast that includes Fifi D'Orsay, Lionel Talbot, Frank Jenks, Almira Sessions, Eddie Quillan and topped off by Charles Butterworth and Guy Kibbee this is one not to tax the gray cells with plot but sit back and enjoy.

Kibbee is the Captain Andy of the showboat Ellabelle and a regular passenger on the boat is Charles Butterworth a snake oil salesman who is sort of a sponsor of the showboat, he gets commercials in for his product during the show. Langford sings for her supper and she's Kibbee's niece and Sessions is her aunt. Eddie Quillan is a sometime trumpet player and full time romantic.

Talbot and Jenks are on the lam they pay Kibbee some big bucks for passage to New Orleans. But soon see possibilities in using the showboat for their own nefarious schemes. Then the fun begins.

Dixie Jamboree is hardly Showboat, not one song comes close to matching anything Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein,II wrote for that immortal show. But these are players with real personalities that make films stand out.

And how often does Eddie Quillan get the girl?

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