Geraldine (1953)

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Jancy Edwards works for Cambria Records and is managing the personal appearance tour of songster Billy Weber. While at a college, they hear a performance of a song that Billy wants. Janey meets with the composer, Grant Sanborn, who happens to also be the music instructor at the school. Jancy returns to the record company with a disc of Sanborn’s songs that he gave to her to play for her boss, Jason Ambrose. He is not interested in the kind of songs on the record, but likes Grant’s voice and wants to sign him to a contract. The story gets intersting when Grant only wants to sing folk songs and the record company wants him to sing popular songs.

Director: R.G. Springsteen.
Writers: Peter Milne (story and screenplay), Doris Gilbert (story), Frank Gill Jr. (screenplay).
Stars: John Carroll, Mala Powers, Jim Backus, Stan Freberg, Kristine Miller, Leon Belasco, Ludwig Stössel, Earl Lee, Alan Reed, Nana Bryant, Carolyn Jones.

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2 Comments

  1. Patrick Trimble
    February 8, 2021
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    This is a classic example of the Hollywood studio B film product made by Republic Pictures whose major stars were Roy Rogers & Gene Autry before the war. John Carroll who had some success at the major studios had fallen into the poverty ranks of Republic and got the chance to star in the lower B’s often showcasing his vocal talents. He gets wonderful support from Mala Powers as his love interest, and two natural funny men, Stan Freeberg & Jim Backus, plus the always watchable pair, Leon Belasco and Ludwig Stossel. Even a very young Carolyn Jones even gets a few funny lines. The pat ending is too familiar but the folk songs touted in the score are pleasant and “Along the Colorado Trail” was lifted right out of a Roy Rogers film. An enjoyable matinee feature.

  2. Shawn Mulligan
    June 5, 2021
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    So glad I could provide you with this copy. Was very hard to find, but glad that it can now be shared with the world!!!

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