Syncopation (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

Syncopation (1942)





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This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war.


Bonita Granville
as Kit Latimer
Jackie Cooper
as Johnny Schumacher
Adolphe Menjou
as George Latimer
George Bancroft
as Steve Porter
Ted North
as Paul Porter
Todd Duncan
as Rex Tearbone
Connee Boswell
as Cafe Singer
Frank Jenks
as Smiley Jackson
Mona Barrie
as Lillian
Lindy Wade
as Paul Porter as a Child
Peggy McIntyre
as Kit Latimer as a Child
Harry James
as Himself
Gene Krupa
as Himself
Charlie Barnet
as Himself, Charlie Barnet
Alvino Rey
as Himself
Joe Venuti
as Himself
Jack Jenney
as Himself
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All Critics (1)

The plot is pretty standard, if a little herky jerky, but what stands out above everything is the respect and passion all the characters have for the music. To his credit, Dieterle doesn't really play up the soap opera elements of the story either.

February 28, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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