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Syncopation

Author: William DieterlePhilip YordanFrank CavettAdolphe MenjouBonita GranvilleAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Cohen Media Group, Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One Film USA LLC [2015]
Series: Classics of American cinema; Cohen film collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Digitally restored & remasteredView all editions and formats
Summary:
The story of a romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas. The story serves as a backdrop for a quarter-century of American 'syncopated' music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie) from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII.
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Genre/Form: Romantic comedy films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
History
Named Person: Valentine Davies; Valentine Davies
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Dieterle; Philip Yordan; Frank Cavett; Adolphe Menjou; Bonita Granville; George Bancroft; Jackie Cooper; Benny Goodman; Harry James; Gene Krupa; Charlie Barnet; Jack Jenney; Alvino Rey; Joe Venuti; Valentine Davies; RKO Radio Pictures,; Cohen Media Group,; Entertainment One Film USA LLC,
ISBN: 1417243503 9781417243501
OCLC Number: 899218262
Notes: Based on a story by Valentine Davies.
DVD release of the 1942 motion picture.
Special features: Nine short jazz films: Symphony in black (1935 with Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday), Rhapsody in black and blue (1932, with Louis Armstrong), St. Louis blues (1929, with Bessie Smith), Cab Calloway's Hi de ho (1933), Bundle of blues (1933, with Duke Ellington), Hoagy Carmichael (1939, with Hoagy Carmichael and Jack Teagarden), Artie Shaw's class in swing (1939, with Artie Shaw), Jazz a la Cuba (1933, with Don Aspiazu), Black and tan fantasy (1929, with Duke Ellington and Fredi Washtington) ; 2015 re-release trailer.
Credits: Cinematography, J. Roy Hunt ; editor, John Sturges ; musical director, Leith Stevens.
Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft, Jackie Cooper, Ted North, Todd Duncan, Connie Boswell, Hall Johnson Choir and the All-American Dance Band with Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Jack Jenny, Alvino Rey, Joe Venuti.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; 4:3 presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Series Title: Classics of American cinema; Cohen film collection.
Other Titles: Syncopation (Motion picture : 1942)
Symphony in black (Motion picture)
Rhapsody in black and blue (Motion picture)
St. Louis blues (Motion picture)
Cab Calloway's Hi de ho (Motion picture)
Bundle of blues (Motion picture)
Hoagy Carmichael (Motion picture)
Artie Shaw's class in swing (Motion picture)
Jazz a la Cuba (Motion picture)
Black and tan fantasy (Motion picture)
Responsibility: an RKO Radio Picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screen play by Philip Yordan and Frank Cavett.

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The story of a romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas. The story serves as a backdrop for a quarter-century of American 'syncopated' music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie) from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII.

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