United States | 1954 | Anthony Mann
James Stewart plays the legendary bandleader in this colorful biopic with lots of terrific musical numbers (e.g., Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa play "Basin Street Blues"). This was the first non-Western collaboration between Stewart and director Anthony Mann; they made it between The Naked Spur and The Far Country, both of which we showed in 2011. June Allyson co-stars—the second of three times she played Stewart’s wife on screen.
116 min. 35mm color print from the Universal Pictures studio archive!
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