King of Jazz (1930)

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

  • Pál Fejős
  • John Murray Anderson

  • Harry Ruskin

Release Date: 1930-04-20
themoviedb icon 6.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
  • Budget: $2,000,000

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Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
Trio Singer (as The Rhythm Boys)
Slim Summerville
Slim Summervi...
Automobile Owner ('Springtime') / Rear End of Horse / Charles
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
John Boles
John Boles
Vocalist ('Song of the Dawn' / 'It Happened in Monterey')
Kathryn Crawford
Kathryn Crawf...
Fourth Reporter ('Ladies of the Press')
Charles Irwin
Charles Irwin
Himself, Announcer / Soldier ('All Noisy on the Eastern Front')
Walter Brennan
Walter Brenna...
Desk Sergeant ('Springtime') / Soldier ('All Noisy on the Eastern Front') / Waiter ('Oh! Forevermore!') / Front End of Horse / Quartet Member ('Nellie')
John Arledge
John Arledge
First Pianist at Giant Piano ('Rhapsody in Blue') / Quartet Member ('Nellie') (as Johnson Arledge)
Marcia Mae Jones
Marcia Mae Jo...
Child ('Bridal Veil') (uncredited)
Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi
Emcee - Hungarian Version (uncredited)
Joan Marsh
Joan Marsh
Blonde ("A Bench in the Park") (uncredited)
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