Birth of the Blues
Birth of the Blues (1941)

In this tuneful outing, a bandleader attempts to establish the first Dixieland band in New Orleans. The film features some interesting acts and lively plot twists to keep the story moving swiftly and pleasantly. Songs include: "St.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 7, 1941
DVD 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.