Swing Hostess

Swing Hostess is a 1944 American musical comedy film directed by Sam Newfield for Producers Releasing Corporation and starring Martha Tilton, Iris Adrian, Charles Collins, Betty Brodel, Cliff Nazarro and Harry Holman.

Swing Hostess
Original lobby card
Directed bySam Newfield
Produced bySigmund Neufeld (producer)
Written byLouise Rousseau (original story) and
Gail Davenport (original story)
Louise Rousseau (screenplay) and
Gail Davenport (screenplay)
StarringSee below
Music byJay Livingston
Ray Evans
Lewis Bellin
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Edited byHolbrook N. Todd
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • September 8, 1944 (1944-09-08)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot summary

A down-on-her-luck would-be singer keeps encountering roadblocks on her way to stardom. Judy Alvin (Martha Tilton) has a fine voice but is no match for the politics of a musical producer pushing his girlfriend, the amazingly untalented Phoebe (Betty Brodel, the sister of Joan Leslie) who has obtained employment by using a record of Judy's voice rather than hers.

Living at a theatrical boarding house with a variety of eccentric entertainers, Judy's best friend Marge (Irish Adrian) is determined to find Judy a job to pay her bills that has something, anything, to do with music. A chance encounter with a Rock-Ola 3701 Master telephone juke box gets Judy employment at the company where the duties involve taking telephone calls from patrons of a bar selecting music to hear over loud speakers.[1][2][3]

Cast

Soundtrack

  • Martha Tilton - "Let's Capture That Moment" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin)
  • Martha Tilton - "Say It With Love" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin)
  • Betty Brodel - "Say It With Love"
  • Martha Tilton - "I'll Eat My Hat" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin) Also performed as an instrumental at the Tropics Club
  • Martha Tilton, Iris Adrian, Earle Bruce, and Cliff Nazarro - "Highway Polka" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin)
  • Martha Tilton - "Got an Invitation" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin)
  • Martha Tilton - "Music to My Ears" (Written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans and Lewis Bellin) Also sung twice by Betty Brodel

Notes

  1. http://juke-box.dk/gert-telephone-music.htm
  2. Leo, Peter The Last of the Live Juke Boxes Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 26, 1978
  3. WPB Okays Cable for Installation of Phone Juke Circuit Billboard May 22, 1943


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