Juke Box Jenny
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Juke Box Jenny

Juke Box Jennie
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Directed byHarold Young
Written byRobert Lees
Frederic I. Rinaldo
Arthur V. Jones
Dorcas Cochran
StarringKen Murray
Harriet Hilliard
Iris Adrian
Don Douglas
CinematographyJohn W. Boyle
Edited byPaul Landres
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
27 March 1942
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Juke Box Jenny (also known as Fifty Million Nickels)[1] is a 1942 film directed by Harold Young and starring Ken Murray, Harriet Hilliard, Iris Adrian, and Donald Douglas. The film is a musical comedy with songs performed by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra, The King's Men, Wingy Manone and his Orchestra, The Milt Herth Trio, and The Eddie Beal Trio.[2] The songs include "Fifty Million Nickels Can't Be Wrong", "Swing to Mother Goose", "Tiger Rag", "Macumba", and others.[3]

Plot

Roger Wadsworth, owner of a record company, is pressured by Mrs. Horton, a major stock holder in the company and mother of his fiancé Genevieve, to only produce recordings of classical music. Romantic complications follow with the involvement of his top salesman, Malcolm Hammond, who wants the company to produce jazz records, and a torch singer, Jinx Corey[4]

Cast

Musicians

Reviews

A New York Times review on 17 April 1942 described the movie as "a series of musical shorts strung out to feature-length [...] by means of a feeble yarn." [5]

References

  1. ^ "Juke Box Jennie". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Juke Box Jenny". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Juke Box Jenny Soundtracks". IMBd. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Juke Box Jenny". American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Juke Box Jenny". New York Times. 17 April 1942. Retrieved 2015.

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