Birth of the Blues (1941)

Full Cast


Creators
Victor SchertzingerDirector
Harry TugendWriter
Harry TugendWriter
Walter DeLeonWriter
Erwin GelseyWriter
Wilkie C. MahoneyWriter
NameAs Character
Bing Crosby Bing CrosbyJeff Lambert
Mary Martin Mary MartinBetty Lou Cobb
Brian Donlevy Brian DonlevyMemphis
Carolyn Lee Carolyn LeeAunt Phoebe Cobb
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' AndersonLouey (as Rochester)
J. Carrol Naish J. Carrol NaishBlackie
Warren Hymer Warren HymerLimpy
Horace McMahon Horace McMahonWolf (as Horace MacMahon)
Ruby Elzy Ruby ElzyRuby
Jack Teagarden Jack TeagardenPepper
Danny Beck Danny BeckDeek
Harry Barris Harry BarrisSuds
Perry Botkin Sr. Perry Botkin Sr.Leo (as Perry Botkin)
Minor Watson Minor WatsonHenri Lambert
Harry Rosenthal Harry RosenthalPiano Player
Donald Kerr Donald KerrSkeeter, Barbershop Musician
Barbara Pepper Barbara PepperMaizie
Cecil Kellaway Cecil KellawayGranet
Ronnie Cosby Ronnie CosbyJeff as a Boy (as Ronnie Cosbey)
Ted Lewis Ted LewisTed Lewis
Duke Ellington Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
Louis Armstrong Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
Tommy Dorsey Tommy DorseyTommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey
Benny Goodman Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman
Paul Whiteman Paul WhitemanPaul Whiteman
Rose Allen Rose AllenWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Roscoe Ates Roscoe AtesCab Driver (uncredited)
Kathryn Bates Kathryn BatesWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict Brooks BenedictDance Floor Extra (uncredited)
Nell Craig Nell CraigWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee Jimmie DundeeJake - Thug (uncredited)
Pearl Early Pearl EarlyWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards Sarah EdwardsDowager in Cafe (uncredited)
Edward Emerson Edward EmersonMayor's Son in Cafe (uncredited)
Betty Farrington Betty FarringtonWoman in Theater (uncredited)
John Gallaudet John GallaudetDude in Pool Parlor (uncredited)
Grace Hayle Grace HayleFat Woman in Cafe (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst Brandon HurstHeadwaiter in Cafe (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson Payne B. JohnsonBoy in Theater (uncredited)
Yvonne Jungquist Yvonne JungquistGirl in Illustrated Slides (uncredited)
Alice Keating Alice KeatingWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Richard Keene Richard KeeneStage Manager (uncredited)
Charles Lane Charles LaneWilbur - Theater Manager (uncredited)
Jeni Le Gon Jeni Le GonBlack Girl in Jail (uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas Jimmie LucasMan Outside of Jail (uncredited)
James T. Mack James T. MackUndetermined Role (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel Sam McDanielBlack Clarinet Player (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller John 'Skins' MillerSkinny Man in Cafe (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse Bert MoorhouseCafe Diner (uncredited)
Mantan Moreland Mantan MorelandBlack Trumpet Player (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer Edmund MortimerCafe Patron (uncredited)
Joe Ploski Joe PloskiDance Extra (uncredited)
Oscar Polk Oscar PolkMan in Jail (uncredited)
Victor Potel Victor PotelTrumpet Player in Beer Garden (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph Lillian RandolphDancing Woman (uncredited)
Keith Richards Keith RichardsMan in Illustrated Slides (uncredited)
Cyril Ring Cyril RingCafe Patron (uncredited)
Bert Roach Bert RoachFat Man Sleeping in Theater (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff Constantine RomanoffOne of Blackie's Thugs (uncredited)
Hayden Stevenson Hayden StevensonStagehand (uncredited)
Mary Thomas Mary ThomasChild in Theater (uncredited)
Bess Wade Bess WadeWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Evelyn West Evelyn WestWoman in Theater (uncredited)
Pat West Pat WestProprietor of Pool Hall (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman Ernest WhitmanFancy-Pants, Doorman (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson Guy WilkersonMan Outside of Jail (uncredited)
Harry Wilson Harry WilsonOne of Blackie's Thugs (uncredited)
Produced by
Monta BellproducerBuddy G. DeSylvaproducer (uncredited)
Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan(uncredited)
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor
Film Editing by
Paul Weatherwax
Art Direction by
Hans DreierErnst Fegté
Costume Design by
Edith Head
Makeup Department
Robert Ewingmakeup artist (uncredited)Mary Ann Joneshair stylist (uncredited)
Leonora Sabinehair stylist supervisor (uncredited)Wally Westmoremakeup supervisor (uncredited)
Production Management
George C. Bertholonproduction manager (uncredited)Ed Ebeleproduction manager (uncredited)
Harold Schwartzunit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alvin Ganzersecond assistant director (uncredited)Harry Tugendassistant director (uncredited)
Hal Walkerassistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jim Cottrellprops (uncredited)Roy Kreugerprops (uncredited)
Stephen Seymourset dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Copesound recordistEarl S. Haymansound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neal Becknersecond camera operator (uncredited)Schuyler A. Sanfordassistant to second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gladys Baxterwardrobe (uncredited)M. Cohnwardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseffcostume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Frank Brachtassistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Emmett Dolanmusic supervisor / musical directorArthur Franklinmusic advisor
'Pokey' Carrieremusician: cornet double for Brian Donlevy (uncredited)Joe Glovermusic arranger: dixieland (uncredited)
John Leipoldcomposer: stock music (uncredited)Danny Polomusician: clarinet double for Bing Crosby (uncredited)
Walter Scharforchestrator (uncredited)
Additional Crew
Jerry Donovanstand-in (uncredited)Eda Edsondialogue coach (uncredited)
Eleanor Edwardssecretary (uncredited)Byron Fitzpatrickstand-in (uncredited)
Lee Fredericscreenplay clerk (uncredited)Bill Hurleylivestock supervisor (uncredited)
Bert Lawrencecomedy gags (uncredited)Leo Lynnstand-in (uncredited)
Eddie Prinzdance director (uncredited)James Vincentdialogue director (uncredited)
Dan Wylerstand-in (uncredited)