Caldonia (1945)

Approved | | Musical, Short | 1 August 1945 (USA)
Louis Jordan, with his band, sings and performs the title song, "Caldonia,", and "Honey Child," "Tillie" and 'Buzz Me", wowing the jitter-buggers, zoot suits and bobby-soxers of the mid-... See full summary »

Writers:

William Forest Crouch (additional dialogue), Mickey Goldsen (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Jordan ... Himself
Cab Calloway ... Himself
Doc Cheatham Doc Cheatham ... 'Doc'
Milt Hinton Milt Hinton ... Milt
Nicky O'Daniel Nicky O'Daniel ... Caldonia, Louis' Girlfriend, Who May Become a Movie Star
Richard Huey Richard Huey ... Felix Paradise, a Penniless Producer
Sam Sporty O'Dee Sam Sporty O'Dee ... A Creditor
Roxie Joynes Roxie Joynes ... A Performer
Raymond Kaalund Raymond Kaalund ... A Tap-Dancer
George Wiltshire George Wiltshire ... George, a Creditor
Taylor and Harris Taylor and Harris ... Dance Team
The Three Sun Tan Girls The Three Sun Tan Girls ... Performers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Austin William Austin ... Musician - The Tympany Five
Joan Clark Joan Clark ... Josie
Leonard Graham Leonard Graham ... Musician - The Tympany Five
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Storyline

Louis Jordan, with his band, sings and performs the title song, "Caldonia,", and "Honey Child," "Tillie" and 'Buzz Me", wowing the jitter-buggers, zoot suits and bobby-soxers of the mid-1940s, all built around a wisp of a plot dealing with the difficulties of production in Harlem. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

King of the Bobby Sox Brigade in a Jive an' Jam Packed Musical

Genres:

Musical | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An advertising poster for this film is pictured on one stamp of a set of five 42¢ USA commemorative postage stamps honoring Vintage Black Cinema, issued 16 July 2008. Other films honored in this set are Black and Tan (1929), The Sport of the Gods (1921), Princesse Tam-Tam (1935), and Hallelujah (1929). See more »

Soundtracks

Tillie
Written by Wilmore Jones and Fleecie Moore
Sung by Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
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