Blues in the night
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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The big-band mystique of the 1940s was explored by Blues in the Night. Future directors Richard Whorf and Elia Kazan star as, respectively, a neurotic band-leader and a carefree clarinettist. Their jazz band travels from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons. Priscilla Lane and Betty Field portray (again respectively) the good and bad girls in the musicians' lives. While we're never treated to a full rendition of the title song, Blues in the Night scores with its melodramatic set pieces, including a gutsy climactic murder/suicide sequence involving Betty Field and escaped convict Lloyd Nolan. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
A pianist, a singer and their jazz group wind up in a New Jersey nightclub with an escaped convict.
Blues (Music) -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Turner Entertainment Co. :2008
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Litvak, Anatole, 1902-1974.
Lane, Priscilla, 1917-1995.
Field, Betty, 1918-1973.
Whorf, Richard, 1906-1966.
Carson, Jack, 1910-1963.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
First National Pictures, Inc.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson.
Songs, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer.
English dialogue, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Title from container.
From a play by Edwin Gilbert.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
Special features: 2 musical shorts: The Oscar-nominated "Jammin' the blues" and "Melody master : Jimmie Lunceford and his dance orchestra"; classic cartoons "Kitty kornered," "My favorite duck" and "Swooner crooner"; "Blues in the night" audio outtake; theatrical trailer.
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.