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Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 December 1944 (USA)
Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

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Leigh Jason

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), Al Martin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser
Ann Miller ... Julie Carver
Victor Moore ... Phineas / Elliott / Hiriam / Horatio / Aunt Martha / Aunt Minerva Carver
Jeff Donnell ... Charlotte Barton
Howard Freeman ... Tom Gordon
Georgia Carroll ... Band Singer
M.A. Bogue ... Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Harry Babbitt ... Band Member
Sully Mason ... Band Member
Harold Nicholas ... Dance Specialty
The Christianis The Christianis ... Acrobatic Specialty
The Layson Brothers The Layson Brothers ... Specialty
The Four Step Brothers ... Tap Dance Specialty Quartette
Kay Kyser Band ... Kay Kyser Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
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Storyline

Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to get married, the plant owner's daughter Julie sings instead. But Kay dislikes her idea of joining the band. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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6 SWELL NEW SONG HITS! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Idílio Sincopado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In "Mr. Beebe" dance number Ann Miller is seen dancing with Harold Nicholas. This is very unusual for the 1940s! Her makeup appears to be darkened a bit, but it was hard to tell on Facebook. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation at approx. 6:00 in, Kyser refers repeatedly to his home town of Rocky Mount, NC. And equally repeatedly, the captions read, "Rocky Mountain." See more »

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Soundtracks

There Goes That Song Again
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Harry Babbitt and Kay Kyser's orchestra
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Every Aspect Of This Film Is Lackluster
22 July 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Just like Swing Fever--released in the same year--Carolina Blues features the corny persona of Kay Kyser. The guy has as much charisma as Bing Crosby, which is to say not much.

Here again, Ann Miller does not get enough time on the dance floor. She is so fresh faced in these early films; if only they had featured her talents more.

I still have not figured out which band member sports bangs and again plagues this movie with his senseless, humorless bits.

Some of the music by Styne and Cahn is really disappointing. The lyrics are silly--and not in a good way.


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