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New Orleans (1947)





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The origins of jazz music are explored in this musical that features Louis Armstrong and his band as well as Billie Holiday in a small role. She sings "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans." Other tunes include: "The Blues are Brewin," "New Orleans Stomp,""Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble," "Basin Street Blues" and "Maryland My Maryland."


Arturo de Córdova
as Nick Duquesne
Louis Armstrong
as Louis Armstrong
Dorothy Patrick
as Miralee Smith
Irene Rich
as Mrs. Smith
John Alexander
as Col. McArdle
Richard Hageman
as Henri Ferber
Marjorie Lord
as Grace Volselle
Shelley Winters
as Secretary
Kid Ory
as Kid Ory
Barney Bigard
as Clarinet Player
Red Callendar
as Guitarist
Charlie Beale
as Piano Player
Woody Herman
as Woody Herman
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Critic Reviews for New Orleans

All Critics (3)

The movie is a crime. Not only is it horribly inept and unimaginative in everything that does not center on jazz; the jazz itself is too often cut short, or smothered as background for pictures which fail to carry it out.

June 28, 2021 | Full Review…

One of those films where the story gets in the way of the performers, and that's a darn shame because the performers are Satchmo Armstrong and Billie Holiday.

May 12, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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