The Jazzband Five

  • 1932
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A mishap lands Jenny Jugo a job with a group of musical acrobats, though she has little talent to warrant her hiring. After her first rehearsal, her inability is recognized by the entire group. A flustered Jugo then goes to drown her sorrows at a local pub, where she meets and takes a liking to Theo Shall. Her new love affair is almost ruined when she is...read more

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A mishap lands Jenny Jugo a job with a group of musical acrobats, though she has little talent to warrant her hiring. After her first rehearsal, her inability is recognized by the entire group. A flustered Jugo then goes to drown her sorrows at a local pub, where she meets and takes a

liking to Theo Shall. Her new love affair is almost ruined when she is wrongly named by Peter Lorre as an accomplice in the theft of Shall's auto, thus keeping suspicion from the real culprits. This confusion makes her late for a performance with the acrobats, but everything turns out all right

when a quick replacement proves much better than Jugo, and Shall realizes she had no involvement in the theft of his car. Good acting, solid production values, and a strong directorial hand make this simple story into quite a little gem. Writer Hermann Kosterlitz later came to America after

directing a few German films, anglicized his name to Henry Koster, and went to Universal where he turned Deanna Durbin into a gold mine for the studio in such pictures as THREE SMART GIRLS (1936), ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL (1937), and IT STARTED WITH EVE (1941). He later went to Fox where he

directed some of their CinemaScope pictures, including THE ROBE (1953).

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