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Sweet and Lowdown

Released Sep 5, 1944 1h 16m Musical List
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In Chicago, Johnny Birch's (James Cardwell) brother steals the clarinet of swing bandleader Benny Goodman (Benny Goodman) to force him to hear Johnny play trombone. Impressed by Johnny's talent, Benny offers him a spot in the band. On the train to their next gig, Johnny meets and is smitten by Pat Sterling (Lynn Bari), the band's flirty lead singer. Concerned by Johnny's naiveté, Benny introduces him to Trudy Wilson (Linda Darnell) instead -- who Johnny mistakes for a teenager and snubs. Read More Read Less
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Synopsis In Chicago, Johnny Birch's (James Cardwell) brother steals the clarinet of swing bandleader Benny Goodman (Benny Goodman) to force him to hear Johnny play trombone. Impressed by Johnny's talent, Benny offers him a spot in the band. On the train to their next gig, Johnny meets and is smitten by Pat Sterling (Lynn Bari), the band's flirty lead singer. Concerned by Johnny's naiveté, Benny introduces him to Trudy Wilson (Linda Darnell) instead -- who Johnny mistakes for a teenager and snubs.
Director
Archie Mayo
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 5, 1944, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 30, 2013
Runtime
1h 16m