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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 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 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

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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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Bye Bye Blues
Written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray
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Music to Bye Bye Blues
28 April 2009 | by CanuckawaySee all my reviews

I, too, would love to see this movie on DVD.

I watched it on CBC more than 10 years ago and had the privilege of seeing George Blondheim & Co. perform the soundtrack to the movie LIVE at Jack Singer concert hall in Calgary. They explained the pieces and how they composed them. Awesome! If only I could get the soundtrack on I-tunes...

My children are studying Jazz and the Blues, I think this soundtrack is a great example of the music from the 40s.

I am not sure who the distributor of the film is, but contacting them would be one way to encourage a re-release on DVD. Perhaps the CBC may be motivated to add it to their DVD library!


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