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Speelfilm: New Orleans (Storyville)
New Orleans is a 1947 musical drama featuring Billie Holiday as a singing maid and Louis
Armstrong as a bandleader.
Supporting players Holiday and Armstrong perform together and portray a couple becoming romantically involved. During one song, Armstrong's character introduces the members of his band, a virtual Who's Who of classic jazz greats, including trombonist Kid Ory, drummer Zutty Singleton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, guitar player Bud Scott, bassist George "Red" Callender, pianist Charlie Beal, and pianist Meade Lux Lewis. Also performing in the film is cornetist Mutt Carey and bandleader Woody Herman. The music, however, takes a back seat to a rather conventional plot.
Publicatie: 1947, Public Domain. No monetization
Director: Arthur Lubin
Also starring: Arturo de Cordova, Dorothy Patrick, Marjorie Lord