Sweet and Low-Down
- For the 1999 Woody Allen film, see Sweet and Lowdown. For the Dave Van Ronk album, see Sweet & Lowdown.
|Sweet and Low-Down|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Produced by||William LeBaron|
|Written by||Richard English
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Edited by||Dorothy Spencer|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|September 21, 1944|
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) is a film directed by Archie Mayo, and starring Benny Goodman and Linda Darnell. The film was a fictionalized version of life with Goodman, his band, and their manager while entertaining at military camps. The song "I'm Making Believe" (lyrics by Mack Gordon; music by James V. Monaco) was nominated for an Academy Award.
A young trombonist lets his newfound success go to his head when he is invited to join the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
- Benny Goodman as Himself
- Linda Darnell as Trudy Wilson
- Jack Oakie as Popsy
- Lynn Bari as Pat Stirling
- James Cardwell as Johnny Birch
- Allyn Joslyn as Lester Barnes
- John Campbell as Dixie Zang
- Roy Benson as Skeets McCormick
- Dickie Moore as Military Cadet General 'Mogie' Cramichael
Lynn Bari seems to have been typecast by Fox as a big band singer, playing the role in Sun Valley Serenade (1941) and Archie Mayo's Orchestra Wives (1942). Her voice had been dubbed in those films by Pat Friday and in this film, she was dubbed by Lorraine Elliot.
- Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 220
- AllRovi entry
- "Sweet and Lowdown". Academy Awards Database. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Sweet and Low-Down at the Internet Movie Database
- Sweet and Low-Down at AllMovie
- Sweet and Low-Down at the TCM Movie Database
- Sweet and Low-Down at the American Film Institute Catalog
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