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:

560618.1Arsenic and Old Lace
21717.1Tall in the Saddle
2056.6The Impatient Years
2906.5Strangers in the Night
7446.4The Big Noise
5106.3Frenchman’s Creek
2946.2Crime by Night
2426.2Greenwich Village

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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