Swing Fever

Swing Fever is a 1943 American musical comedy film directed by Tim Whelan. Kay Kyser plays an ambitious music composer, also gifted with a hypnotic "evil eye", who gets mixed up with promoting a boxer. The film also features Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton and Lena Horne. Amid the credited music and boxing-world cameos many other familiar faces can be glimpsed: Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Mike Mazurki, Mantan Moreland, and a young Ava Gardner.

Swing Fever
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Directed byTim Whelan
Produced byIrving Starr
Written byStory:
Matt Brooks
Joseph Hoffman
Nat Perrin
Warren Wilson
StarringKay Kyser
Music byGeorge Stoll (uncredited)
CinematographyCharles Rosher
Edited byFerris Webster
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 1, 1943 (1943-11-01) (US)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States




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