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New Orleans (1947)

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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Details

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?

Trivia

One & only time Billie Holliday performs in a film. See more »

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

The Blues Are Brewin'
(1947)
by Louis Alter and Edgar De Lange (as Eddie Delange)
Played by Louis Armstrong (uncredited) and His Band an sung by Billie Holiday (uncredited)
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The musicians alone make this a worthwhile movie...
17 January 2002 | by miffmoleSee all my reviews

Just the musicians alone make this a worthwhile movie...jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Meade 'Lux' Lewis, Woody Herman, Zutty Singleton, and others have close-ups, and a number of them have speaking parts. There are nine musical numbers featured in the movie also.


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