Birth of the Blues (1941)




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In this tuneful outing, a bandleader attempts to establish the first Dixieland band in New Orleans. The film features some interesting acts and lively plot twists to keep the story moving swiftly and pleasantly. Songs include: "St. Louis Blues," St. James Infirmary," and "Melancholy Baby."


Critic Reviews for Birth of the Blues

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Dated, full of politically incorrect racial edges, but fun musically with Crosby starring.

Nov 3, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

A remarkable Bing Crosby vehicle that pays heartfelt homage to the creators and innovators of jazz... It seems almost like the first rock 'n roll movie...

Aug 11, 2003

Audience Reviews for Birth of the Blues

Inane story but great music and one of the few chances to see Mary Martin in a lead film role.

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