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Cabin in the SkyCabin in the Sky (1943)
Dir. Vincente Minnelli
Feat. Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, " Eddie ""Rochester""" Anderson
Landmark musical presents a 'faux–negro' folk story accompanied by the sophisticated musicianship of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and…
Glenn Miller Story, TheGlenn Miller Story, The (1945)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, June Allyson, Louis Armstrong
A creditable star–biography of the big–band leader and trombonist, which, verging on the overly sentimental, is saved by its reverance to…
High SocietyHigh Society (1956) Recommended
Dir. Charles Walters
Feat. Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
On the button remake of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, giving the skewed love–triangle tale a musical treatment. Score by Cole Porter.
Beat Generation, TheBeat Generation, The (1959)
Dir. Charles Haas
Feat. Steve Cochran, Jackie Coogan, Louis Armstrong
Steve Cochran and Jackie Coogan are the fuzz who drop in to the beatnik world of cool jazz, dope and Kerouac on the trail of a sexual assaulter.…
Five Pennies, TheFive Pennies, The (1959)
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong
Cheery Red Nichols biopic with Danny Kaye turning in a heartfelt performance as the famed jazz trumpter. Contains many soapy moments between Kaye…
Paris BluesParis Blues (1961)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward
Undernourished romantic drama has Newman and Poitier as Jazz musicians on holiday in Paris forced to decide whether to stay or return to the U.S. for…
A Man Called AdamA Man Called Adam (1966)
Dir. Leo Penn
Feat. Sammy Jr. Davis, Louis Armstrong, Cicely Tyson
Sammy Davis Jr stars as a caustically charismatic jazz musician who questions his self–destructive lifestyle upon falling in love with a civil…
Hello Dolly!Hello Dolly! (1969)
Dir. Gene Kelly
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford
Barbra Streisand is the attraction of this Gene Kelly musical, as a meddling matchmaker.

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