Swing Parade of 1946


1h 13m 1946

Brief Synopsis

Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 16, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

After Carol Lawrence is evicted from her boardinghouse, she tries for a singing job at Danny Warren's Embassy Club, but is mistaken for a process server and is forcibly ejected. The person behind the many process servers is Danny's father, a prominent businessman who disapproves of his son's nightclub and wants to prevent the club from opening. When Carol applies for a receptionist position at Warren's company, he offers her fifty dollars to serve papers on Danny, and angered by her earlier treatment at the club, Carol agrees. When she finally meets Danny, however, Carol inadvertently hands him her eviction notice. Danny feels sorry for Carol and, after hearing her sing, not only offers her a job, but a place to stay. On opening night, Danny tells Carol that he has fallen in love with her. Carol returns his feelings and surreptitiously tears up Warren's summons. Later, Marie Finch, a wealthy family friend with a crush on Danny's band leader, Will Osbourne, decides to reconcile father and son and brings Warren to the club. Despite his misgivings, Warren has a wonderful time and resolves to apologize to Danny. On his way backstage, however, Warren is waylaid by club employees Larry, Moe and Curly, who mistake him for a process server and toss him outside. A few days later, Warren's employee, Bascomb, finally manages to serve Danny with the summons and reveals that Carol had also been hired by Warren as a process server. Without listening to Carol's explanation, Danny angrily sends her away. After Warren, who has returned to the club with Marie, tears up the summons and tells his son that he approves of the club, Danny runs after Carol and brings her back.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 16, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 13m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

The film's working title was Swing Parade. Writer and director Nicholas Ray received his first screen credit on this film.