Syncopation [DVD] [English] [1942]

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Special Features

  • Nine short jazz films:
  • Symphony In Black (1935 w/ Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday)
  • Rhapsody In Black and Blue (1932, w/Louis Armstrong)
  • St. Louis Blues (1929, w/Bessie Smith)
  • Cab Calloway's Hi De Ho (1933)
  • Bundle Of Blues (1933, w/ Duke Ellington)
  • Hoagy Carmichael (1939, w/Hoagy Carmichael and Jack Teagarden)
  • Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (1939, w/Artie Shaw)
  • Jazz A La Cuba (1933, w/Don Aspiazu)
  • Black and Tan Fantasy (1929, w/Duke Ellington and Fredi Washington)
  • 2015 re-release trailer


This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s, including Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman with an equal passion for music. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war. The trumpeter begins working to get the girl to trust her. He simultaneously tries to start a band. Songs include: "Goin' Up the River" (Dave Torbett, Leith Stevens), "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco), "Only Worry for a Pillow," "Chicago Ragtime" (Stevens), "Under a Falling Star" (Rich Hall, Stevens, sung by Connie Boswell), and "Slave Market" (Hall Johnson). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Adolphe Menjou
    Adolphe Menjou - George Latimer
  • Jackie Cooper
    Jackie Cooper - Johnnie
  • Bonita Granville
    Bonita Granville - Kit Lodimer
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft - Mr. Porter
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    Ted North - Paul Porter

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