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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

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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

Buddy Bolden's Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
Played by Louis Armstrong and His Band and sung by Louis Armstrong
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Old time Jazz greats on film
15 January 2006 | by leforteSee all my reviews

Wonderful entertainment. If you love Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday you will enjoy this film. Satchmo on the horn with Billie Holiday singing with it. Two greats that we will never see again. This movie may be a bit outdated but that is part of it's charm. I just love even hearing Sathmo's voice when he is just talking let alone his magic horn. I recommend this movie for all old time jazz fans who want to see some of the greats on film even if they appear for only for a few minutes. Movies like this really make me think of our mortality. Everyone is gone but their spirit still lives on. That is my own personal feeling. After watching this movie I just want to listen to all the old jazz tunes played by the old timers. I would really not call this a great movie. It's just lots of fun.


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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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