Birth of the Blues
Birth of the Blues (1941)

Rather shaky as history, Birth of the Blues delivers the goods in terms of entertainment, thanks to the unbeatable star combination of Bing Crosby and Mary Martin. Set in New Orleans in the 'teens, the film stars Crosby as clarinetist… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 15, 2003
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Steve Crum

Dated, full of politically incorrect racial edges, but fun musically with Crosby starring.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A remarkable Bing Crosby vehicle that pays heartfelt homage to the creators and innovators of jazz... It seems almost like the first rock 'n roll movie...

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jay nixon
Inane story but great music and one of the few chances to see Mary Martin in a lead film role.