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A Song Is Born


Dir. Howard Hawks. 113 mins. 35mm. With Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong. Gangster’s moll Honey Swanson (Mayo) runs away when her boyfriend is under investigation by the police, seeking refuge in a musical research institute staffed entirely by lonely bachelors. This visually resplendent Technicolor musical remake of Ball of Fire features a stellar supporting cast of Jazz legends, including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, and Benny Carter.

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