King of Jazz

(1930)

Overview

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

  1. John Murray Anderson

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Whiteman

    Paul Whiteman

    Paul Whiteman

  2. John Boles

    John Boles

    Vocalist ('Song of the Dawn' / 'It Happened in Monterey')

  3. Laura La Plante

    Laura La Plante

    Editor ('Ladies of the Press') / Stenographer ('In Conference') / Quartet Member, 'Nellie'

  4. Jeanette Loff

    Jeanette Loff

    Vocalist ('It Happened in Monterey' / 'Bridal Veil' / 'A Bench in the Park')

  5. Glenn Tryon

    Glenn Tryon

    Executive ('In Conference') / Unmarried Husband

Full Cast & Crew

King of Jazz
King of Jazz

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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 20, 1930
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $2,000,000.00

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