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Jam Session (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 13 April 1944 (USA)
Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents.


Charles Barton


Manuel Seff (screenplay), Harlan Ware (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Miller ... Terry Baxter
Jess Barker ... George Carter Haven
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Raymond Stuart
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Lloyd Marley
George Eldredge George Eldredge ... Berkeley Bell
Renie Riano ... Ms. Tobin
Clarence Muse ... Henry
Pauline Drake Pauline Drake ... Evelyn
Charles La Torre Charles La Torre ... Coletti
Anne Loos Anne Loos ... Neva Canendish
Ray Walker ... Fred Wylie
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra ... Charlie Barnet Orchestra (as Charlie Barnet's Orchestra)
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra ... Louis Armstrong Orchestra (as Louis Armstrong's Orchestra)
Alvino Rey's Orchestra Alvino Rey's Orchestra ... Alvino Rey Orchestra
Jan Garber's Orchestra Jan Garber's Orchestra ... Jan Garber Orchestra


Kansas girl Terry Baxter has won a trip to Hollywood, tries to get a job as a dancer and ends up as secretary of screenwriter Haven. She mixes up the scripts, is fired and when she tries to explain to him what happened, she tries to break in a residence - she belives it belongs Haven's boss Stuart, but she is wrong - and is arrested. But Stuart and Haven don't let her drop. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Release Date:

13 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Atracção See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra
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Musical Performers of Bygone Era
25 August 2007 | by timothymcclenaghanSee all my reviews

Copying the format used in Ann Miller's previous film, "Reveille With Beverly", once again the plot is an excuse to piece together musical performances by popular recording artists of the day.

Nevertheless, it's an opportunity to enjoy the lovely Miller, who was only in her early 20s at the time of filming. I read that Dorothy Parker was once quoted as saying Miller "was the most statuesque broad in Hollywood".

While she dances only once, it's a nice production number with a World War II theme. She remarked in her autobiography that her Columbia films were intended as entertainment of the troops.

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