Birth of the Blues (1941)
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as Jeff Lambert
as Betty Lou Cobb
as Aunt Phoebe Cobb
as Mr. Granet
as Piano player
as Trumpet player
as Henri Lambert
as Jeff (as a boy)
Critic Reviews for Birth of the Blues
Dated, full of politically incorrect racial edges, but fun musically with Crosby starring.
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...
Audience Reviews for Birth of the Blues
Another band-trying-to-make-good plotline comes alive when Crosby and Martin sing; highlights are "Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie" and "The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid."
Being a jazz and blues fan, I found the music to be great. Movie is not a history of the blues but a simple story with a simple yet nice tribute at the end. Based on movies made during this time period.
Inane story but great music and one of the few chances to see Mary Martin in a lead film role.
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