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New Orleans (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 18 April 1947 (USA)
A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Elliot Paul (screenplay), Dick Irving Hyland (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo de Córdova ... Nick Duquesne (as Arturo De Cordova)
Dorothy Patrick ... Miralee Smith
Marjorie Lord ... Grace Voiselle
Irene Rich ... Mrs. Rutledge Smith
John Alexander ... Colonel McArdle
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Henry Ferber
Jack Lambert ... Biff Lewis
Bert Conway Bert Conway ... Tommy Lake
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Constance Vigil
John Canady John Canady ... Undetermined Secondary Role
Louis Armstrong and His Band Louis Armstrong and His Band ... Louis Armstrong and His Band
Billie Holiday ... Endie
Woody Herman and His Orchestra ... Woody Herman and His Orchestra
Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong (as Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
Zutty Singleton Zutty Singleton ... Drummer (as Original New Orleans Ragtime Band)
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Storyline

A gambling hall owner relocates from New Orleans to Chicago and entertains his patrons with hot jazz by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, and others.

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Taglines:

It's the Lowdown of Wicked Old Basin Street! And the Music That Made It Wicked!

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Orleans See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Majestic Productions Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In the first scene there is a shot of Basin Street, and the year 1917. We hear West End Blues playing, which was not recorded until 1928. See more »

Connections

Edited into Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

(Do You Know What It Means to Miss) New Orleans
(1947)
by Louis Alter and Edgar De Lange (as Eddie Delange)
Sung by an offscreen chorus during the opening credits
Played on piano and sung by Billie Holiday
Played by Louis Armstrong and His Band and sung by Billie Holiday
Played on piano by Richard Hageman (uncredited) (dubbed by Arthur Schutt) (uncredited) and sung by Dorothy Patrick (uncredited) (dubbed by Theodora Lynch (uncredited) at a concert
Played by Woody Herman and His Orchestra and sung by Dorothy Patrick (dubbed by Theodora Lynch) at a concert
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The granddaddy of 50's rock and roll films
4 November 2002 | by artrorabackSee all my reviews

New Orleans is an entertaining but dated little film. Set in 1917 jazz and ragtime music are frowned upon by decent society. When a young classically trained singer falls for Nick Duquesne the self proclaimed "King of Basin Street" her mother and polite society will stop at nothing to close Basin Street and chase Nick out of town. Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday appear and in particular this is a must for Louis Armstrong fans. This film is in the style of 1950's and 60's rock and roll movies. Corny but entertaining.


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