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Sweet and Lowdown (1944)

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In this musical, a youthful trombonist is thrilled when he is allowed to play with Benny Goodman's Orchestra. Afterward he becomes insufferably egotistical and tries to start his own swing band. It's his girl friend's idea, and unfortunately he fails. He then returns to his old mill job. Fortunately, he is given another chance to play with Benny and the boys. Musical numbers include: "I'm Making Believe," (Mack Gordon, James V. Monaco), as well as "Chug-Chug-Choo-Choo-Chug," "Hey Bub, Let's Have a Ball," "Ten Days with a Baby" (Gordon, Monaco), "I Found a New Baby" (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams), "Jersey Bounce" (Robert B. Wright, Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson), "Let's Dance" (Fanny Baldridge, Gregory Stone, Joseph Bonine), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (Gene Lockhart, Ernest Seitz), "Mozart's Clarinet Quintet" (performed by Goodman and strings), "No Love, No Nothing" (Leo Robin, Harry Warren), "Rachel's Dream" (Benny Goodman), and "I Yi Yi Yi Yi, I Like You Very Much" (Gordon, Warren)

Cast

Linda Darnell
as Trudy Wilson
Lynn Bari
as Pat Stirling
James B. Cardwell
as Johnny Birch
Allyn Joslyn
as Lester Barnes
Dickie Moore
as General 'Mogie' Carmichael
John Campbell
as Dixie Zang
Roy Benson
as Skeets McCormick
Buddy Swan
as Tony Birch
Beverly Hudson
as Helen Birch
Dorothy Vaughan
as Mrs. Birch
George Lessey
as Norman Wilson
Ray Mayer
as Coroner
Billy Dawson
as Maj. Ellis
Harry McKim
as Col. Wiseman
Robert Emmett Keane
as Tivoli Owner
Terry Moore
as Snub-Nosed Girl
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