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Jamboree (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 5 May 1944 (USA)
Two bands vying for the same radio spot outwit themselves by impersonating each other.

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Jack Townley (story), Taylor Caven (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Ruth Terry ... Ruth Cartwright
George Byron George Byron ... Joe Mason
Paul Harvey ... P.J. Jarvis
Edwin Stanley ... Sam Smith
Freddie Fisher Freddie Fisher ... Freddie Fisher
Freddie Fisher's Schnicklefritz Band Freddie Fisher's Schnicklefritz Band ... Harmonica Band
Ernest Tubb ... Ernest Tubb
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours ... Ernest Tubb Band
The Music Maids The Music Maids ... Girl Quartet
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson - Radio Announcer
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Abigail Uppington
Rufe Davis ... Rufe Davis
Shirley Mitchell ... Alice Darling
Shug Fisher ... George 'Shug' Fisher (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
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Two bands vying for the same radio spot outwit themselves by impersonating each other.

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A Merry Musical Mix-up of Music...AND MOONLIGHT MAGIC! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - August 9, 1944) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Film debut of Shirley Mitchell. See more »

Soundtracks

No Letter Today
Written by Frankie Brown
Performed by Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadors
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Just a little bit country...
28 December 2020 | by petersmovieposters-36377See all my reviews

Despite the folksy title and featuring country and western music legend Ernest Tubb, Jamboree has more in common with a war years Andrews Sister musical than the type of film that the stix so famously nixed a few years earlier. Pretty stock story about bands trying to get their big break on a new radio show, it's actually not too bad, with mostly everybody, both in front of and behind the cameras, behaving competently and avoiding embarrassment. The home front war time setting provides interest with the labor shortage featuring prominently.

Of course this is all about the music and while I was hoping for more from Tubb and the Troubadours he does get a couple of songs in but it's primarily Freddy Fisher and his gag band (think Spike Jones) that get most of the swing era tunes, several of which are pretty good. Ruth Terry is easy on the eyes and the Music Maids provide her with fine accompaniment for their toe tappers. Republic managed to crank out an entertaining if unremarkable little film that must have kept the home front from thinking about the boys overseas for just over an hour.

One intriguing thing is star George Byron. This was apparently his last film, reportedly dying in June, although the circumstances of his death are obscure to say the least. One of those Hollywood mysteries...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1944 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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