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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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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 »


Moose: Get the wrench!
Curly: Wrench?
Larry: Monkey!
Curly: Don't be poisanal!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »


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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Da Stooges
14 November 1998 | by HinopioSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good movie, it's relatively short and it's got the Stooges, however they're more side characters in this film, but great side characters they were. The plot is also simple, a man opens up a nightclub, but his rich father objects and wants to shut it down so his son will take over the family business. He doesn't want to deliver the paper that will shut down the nightclub himself, so he offers a woman who had just visited the club looking for a job singing (she's just been evicted from her apartment) $50 to deliver it. She gets there and now she is offered a job, so she doesn't even mention the paper. The father sees her name in a newspaper so he heads off to the club himself. The Stooges make an appearance every now and then, and when they do, they steal the show. This movie wouldn't have been all that great without them, but they're in it, so check it out.

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