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Bye Bye Blues (1989)

Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when... See full summary »

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Anne Wheeler

Writer:

Anne Wheeler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... Teddy Cooper
Rebecca Jenkins ... Daisy Cooper
Chad Krowchuk ... Richard Cooper (5 yrs.)
Jyoti Dhembre Jyoti Dhembre ... Iyah (Nanny)
Sumant Mastaher Sumant Mastaher ... Jalal (Head Bearer)
Tom Alter ... Gilbert Wilson
Mohan Agashe ... Rug Merchant (as Dr. Mohanagashe)
Susan Wooldridge ... Lady Wilson
Vincent Gale ... Will Wright
Leslie Yeo Leslie Yeo ... Arthur Wright
Ron Carothers Ron Carothers ... Porter
Kate Reid ... Mary Wright
Robyn Stevan ... Frances Cooper
Sheila Moore ... Doreen Cooper
Luke Reilly Luke Reilly ... Max Gramley
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Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when husband returns from war. Story watches the progression of the band as it grows into a popular, successful recording and touring group. Excellent music and soundtrack. Written by George Carmichael <George.Carmichael@ualberta.ca>

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Drama | Romance | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie and lyrics by Kenneth Casey
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Great music, great prairie period piece, great Rebecca Jenkins
29 November 2004 | by jeabrahamSee all my reviews

I loved this movie when I first saw it, and I love it still.

Rebecca Jenkins is simply phenomenal as a real-life singer in this movie, and as an actor too. You watch her move from a war-widow to a touring jazz star, slowly and reluctantly abandoning her old life. It's moving and it's hard to stop watching.

The music is simply fabulous. George Blondheim put together a classic 40's dance band sound that I just love. The soundtrack CD is still a favourite 15 years later.

And the scenery-- well, it's outstanding.

I wish they'd release this one on DVD so I can see it in all it's glory.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Búcsúblues See more »

Filming Locations:

Seba Beach, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Gross USA:

$161,323
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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