1 hour, 28 minutes
Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft, Ted North, Todd Duncan, Frank Jenks, Rex Stewart, Connie Boswell, Hall Johnson Choir.
Promising but pedestrian story of early jazz travels from New Orleans to Chicago, focusing on trumpeter Cooper (who's dubbed by Bunny Berrigan). The one constant is good music throughout; at the very end, there's a jam session featuring Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Jack Jenny, Joe Venuti, and Alvino Rey. **
(Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 1997 Edition).
Adolphe Menjou (far left), Bonita Granville (at piano) and others (scanned by webmaster).