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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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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

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Trivia

Only time Billie Holliday performs in a film. See more »

Goofs

The Billboard magazine cover shown is from 1946 while the film story is taking place around 1918. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drummer: Hot ziggity! What was that Satchmo?
Louis Armstrong: Name your poison.
Guitarist: Man, that's blues, fo' shore.
Trombonist: That's right! "Name Your Poison Blues".
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Mahogany Hall Stomp
(uncredited)
Written by Spencer Williams
Possibly played instrumentally or cut from the movie
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The Social and Cultural Equity of the movie New Orleans.
19 September 2018 | by razatimesSee all my reviews

Five of my seven stars are for "all that Jazz"....the sixth star is for the underlying story of how music crosspolinates ...the 7th star goes to Arturo de Cordoba, One of the most active Mexican actors during their Epoca de Oro cinematic age (1945-1956). His participatiin in this film accentuates the commitment by the film makers to create this most wonderful window into the worst and best of our National culture...during an era of great prejudice and Nativist activity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Orleans See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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