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Syncopation (1942) - Adolphe Menjou  DVD

Syncopation (1942) - Adolphe Menjou DVD


Syncopation (1942) 

Covering 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. A romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas ensues. Prior to the making of the film RKO held a contest for the readers of 'The Saturday Evening Post" to vote on the musicians to make up the All-American Dance Band featured in the film; the magazine's readers chose, in the above-the-title listing: Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Jack Jenney. Gene Krupa, Alvino Rey, Joe Venuti, and singer Connee Boswell.

Starring :

Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Director :

William Dieterle


Running time : 88 Minutes

Language : English

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