Long available only in incomplete form, this film appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s.
Contentsdisc 1. Feature film ; Commentary
disc 2. Special features.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 915.|
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York, New York] :2018
|Edition||Two-DVD special edition, Full screen.|
|Other Titles|| All Americans (Motion picture)
I know everybody and everybody's racket (Motion picture)
Paul Whiteman and his band in King of jazz
Anderson, John Murray,
Ruskin, Harry, 1894-1969, screenwriter.
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967, performer, conductor.
Boles, John, performer.
La Plante, Laura, 1904-1996, actor.
Loff, Jeanette, 1906-1942, singer.
Tryon, Glenn, 1899-1970, actor.
Kent, William, 1886-1945, actor.
Summerville, Slim, 1892-1946, actor.
Crawford, Kathryn, 1908-1980, actor.
Laemmle, Carla, 1909-2014, actor.
Smith, Stanley, 1903-1974, actor.
Irwin, Charles, actor.
Chiles, George, performer.
White, Jack, 1899-1984, actor.
Leslie, Frank, performer.
Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974, actor.
Ross, Churchill, performer.
Arledge, Johnson, performer.
Norman, Al, performer.
Cartier, Jacques, performer.
Howard, Paul, 1895-1980, performer.
O'Day, Nell, performer.
Stadler, Marion, 1911-2001, performer.
Rose, Don (Donald), performer.
Ager, Milton, 1893-1979, composer.
Rhythm Boys (Vocal group), performer.
Tommy Atkins Sextette (Dance company), performer.
Russell Markert Girls (Dance company), performer.
Universal Pictures Corporation, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, the Rhythm Boys, Kathryn Crawford, Beth Laemmle, Stanley Smith, Charles Irwin, George Chiles, Jack White, Frank Leslie, Walter Brennan, Churchill Ross, Johnson Arledge, Al Norman, Jacques Cartier, Paul Howard, Nell O'Day, the Tommy Atkins Sextette, Marion Stadler, Don Rose, the Russell Markert Girls.
Comedy sketches, Harry Ruskin ; lyrics, Jack Yellen ; music, Milton Ager ; additional musical numbers, George Gershwin, Mabel Wayne, Billy Rose, James Dietrich ; cinematographers, Hal Mohr, Jerry Ash, Ray Rennahan ; editor, Robert Carlisle ; animated cartoons, Walter Lantz, Bill Nolan.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
At head of title: Paul Whiteman and his band in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1930.
Accompanying material may include booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Special features: New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Girodano; new introduction to the film by Giddins; new interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein; four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of King of jazz; deleted scenes and alternate opening title sequence; All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the "Melting pot" number that was restaged for King of jazz; I know everybody and everybody's racket, a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra; two Oswald the lucky rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from King of jazz.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.