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King of Jazz


Intended as Universal Pictures' entry in the "all-star musical" cycle of the early talkie era, King of Jazz is certainly the most elaborate of the bunch, though far from the most successful financially. Staged by Broadway impresario [[Performer~P79620~John Murray Anderson~johnmurrayanderson]], the film is held together by the charismatic personality of rotund bandleader [[Performer~P75975~Paul Whiteman~paulwhiteman]]. The show begins with a [[Performer~P98746~Walter Lantz~walterlantz]] cartoon wherein it...more