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Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 March 1946 (USA)
A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.


Phil Karlson


Tim Ryan (screenplay), Edmond Kelso (story) (as Edmund Kelso)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gale Storm ... Carol Lawrence
Phil Regan ... Danny Warren
Moe Howard ... Moe
Larry Fine ... Larry
Curly Howard ... Curly (as Jerome Howard)
Connee Boswell ... Connee Boswell
Louis Jordan ... Louis Jordan
Will Osborne ... Will Osborne
Edward Brophy ... Moose
Mary Treen ... Marie Finch
Russell Hicks ... Daniel Warren Sr.
Windy Cook Windy Cook ... Sound Effects Mimic
John Eldredge ... Bascomb
Leon Belasco ... Pete
The Three Stooges The Three Stooges ... The Three Stooges


In this 100% FICTIONAL film, in which no one plays "Self",Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks (I)') doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storm on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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YOUR PLEASURE TREASURE FOR 1946 and ALL-TIME! (original poster) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

16 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Música Atômica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures 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?


Monogram Pictures production number 4517, although some publicity stills bear the incorrect number 4505. See more »


Early in the film, Curly says that he and the other Stooges can't read. But later in the film, we see Curly reading off of a menu with no problem. See more »


Moe: Hello? Yes... Definitely... Absolutely... Positively, wrong number
[replaces phone]
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Spoofed in RiffTrax: Swing Parade (2007) See more »


Oh, Brother
Written by Matty Malneck and Allie Wrubel
Sung by Gale Storm
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Typically Entertaining 40s Musical
30 April 2012 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

Swing Parade plays almost like one of those early talkie musical revues, that is, it has an acorn of a plot concerning an ambitious singer (Gale Storm) trying for a job in a nightclub. There are many musical numbers in the film's relatively short 74 minute running time, and just about everybody except The Three Stooges (quite funny here) gets a chance to sing. Gale Storm, one of my favorites, really gets a chance to show off her singing (and dancing) abilities here. Connee Boswell does a swell job on "Stormy Weather" and Louis Jordan tears up the stage doing "Caledonia". There is a big finale which looks like it cost little Monogram more of a chunk of money than they usually had to pay which again hearkens back to those early talkie revues. The version of the film I got can be viewed in it's original black-and-white or in a colorized version. A good example of an upscale Monogram film.

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