Sweet and Low-Down
Sweet and Low-Down is a 1944 film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Benny Goodman and Linda Darnell. The film was a fictionalized version of life with Goodman, his band, and their manager while entertaining at military camps. The song "I'm Making Believe" (lyrics by Mack Gordon; music by James V. Monaco) was nominated for an Academy Award.
- For the 1999 Woody Allen film, see Sweet and Lowdown. For the Dave Van Ronk album, see Sweet & Lowdown.
|Sweet and Low-Down|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Produced by||William LeBaron|
|Written by||Richard English|
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Edited by||Dorothy Spencer|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|September 21, 1944|
A young trombonist lets his newfound success go to his head when he is invited to join the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Lynn Bari seems to have been typecast by Fox as a big band singer, playing the role in Sun Valley Serenade (1941) and Archie Mayo's Orchestra Wives (1942). Her voice had been dubbed in those films by Pat Friday and in this film, she was dubbed by Lorraine Elliot.
- Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 220
- "AllRovi entry". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "Sweet and Lowdown". Academy Awards Database. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Sweet and Low-Down on IMDb
- Sweet and Low-Down at AllMovie
- Sweet and Low-Down at the TCM Movie Database
- Sweet and Low-Down at the American Film Institute Catalog