September 1944: Swing Hostess













Oh, another cheapie B-movie from PRC from that box set. The previous movie, Minstrel Man, wasn’t er good, but you never know…

This one seems more promising… for one, there’s no blackface. And the lead’s a better actor.

It’s a real movie, sort of: It’s not just an excuse to string a bunch of songs together. Not just. It’s that, too, but the plot is rather fun and lively.

And very nerdy, involving many convoluted shenanigans with electronic transmission, cutting platters, and related hi-jinx.

It’s swimming in charm and nonsense. Most amiable.

Swing Hostess. Sam Newfield. 1944.

Popular movies in September 1944 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
56061 8.1 Arsenic and Old Lace
2171 7.1 Tall in the Saddle
205 6.6 The Impatient Years
290 6.5 Strangers in the Night
744 6.4 The Big Noise
510 6.3 Frenchman’s Creek
294 6.2 Crime by Night
242 6.2 Greenwich Village

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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