New Orleans

New Orleans is a 1947 American musical romance film featuring Billie Holiday as a singing maid and Louis Armstrong as a bandleader; supporting players Holiday and Armstrong perform together and portray a couple becoming romantically involved. During one song, Armstrong's character introduces the members of his band, a virtual Who's Who of classic jazz greats, including trombonist Kid Ory, drummer Zutty Singleton, clarinetist Barney Bigard, guitar player Bud Scott, bassist George "Red" Callender, pianist Charlie Beal, and pianist Meade Lux Lewis. Also performing in the film is cornetist Mutt Carey and bandleader Woody Herman. The music, however, takes a back seat to a rather conventional plot. The movie stars Arturo de Córdova and Dorothy Patrick, features Marjorie Lord, and was directed by Arthur Lubin.


A casino owner and a high society singer fall in love during the birth of the blues in New Orleans.

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    contentLocation New Orleans
    director Arthur Lubin
    genre romance
    keywords blue casino owner high society
    musicBy Woody Herman
    producer Herbert Biberman Jules Levey
    productionCompany Majestic Productions
    publisher United Artists
    recordedAt New Orleans
    theme romantic musical