Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Born: December 7, 1910
Died: August 24, 1978
in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Movies for Louis Prima...

Louis Prima: The Wildest!
Title: Louis Prima: The Wildest!
Character: Himself
Released: October 22, 1999
Type: Movie
Documentary about the mid-20th century Vegas bandleader and trumpeter Louis Prima, who showed the world what a rock show could be.
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DTV: Golden Oldies
Title: DTV: Golden Oldies
Character: Himself
Released: September 1, 1984
Type: Movie
Compilation of DTV music videos from on The Disney Channel, combining tunes from the 1940s through the 1960s with footage of Disney animation.
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The Jungle Book
Title: The Jungle Book
Character: King Louie of the Apes (voice)
Released: October 18, 1967
Type: Movie
The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.
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Playgirls International
Title: Playgirls International
Character: Himself
Released: October 29, 1963
Type: Movie
Another nudist "documentary" from Doris Wishman. A print of this film has yet to surface.
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Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
Title: Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
Character: Himself
Released: August 5, 1959
Type: Movie
Meant primarily as TV fare, this standard, song-filled romantic drama stars Louis Prima as himself, and his real-life wife Keely Smith as Dorothy Spencer, a devout woman with a good singing voice. Dorothy is active in her local parish which like all parishes, is constantly thinking of ways to raise funds. One of the needy projects is a boys' camp, so when Dorothy is approached by Louis Prima to sing with his band she agrees only on one condition -- that he perform a concert benefit for the parish church and boys' camp. The interactions between Dorothy and Prima lead toward romance and a happy ending, as well as a popular album with the same title song featured in this film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi (NY Times Review).
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Senior Prom
Title: Senior Prom
Character: Himself
Released: December 1, 1958
Type: Movie
A singing college girl (Jill Corey) loves a singing college guy (Paul Hampton) who knows Mitch Miller and Louis Prima.
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Title: The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Released: October 5, 1956
Type: TV
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to June 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.
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Jazz Ball
Title: Jazz Ball
Character: Himself
Released: January 1, 1956
Type: Movie
A made-for-TV musical revue, compiled from soundies and film and TV performances by jazz greats from the 1930s to the 1950s.
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Title: The Colgate Comedy Hour
Released: September 10, 1950
Type: TV
The Colgate Comedy Hour is an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show starred many notable comedians and entertainers of the era, including Eddie Cantor, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Fred Allen, Donald O'Connor, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Ben Blue, Robert Paige, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, Broadway dancer Wayne Lamb and Spike Jones and His City Slickers.
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Title: The Ed Sullivan Show
Released: June 20, 1948
Type: TV
The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, which ran only one season and was eventually replaced by other shows. In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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Rose of Washington Square
Title: Rose of Washington Square
Character: Band Leader
Released: May 5, 1939
Type: Movie
Rose Sargent, a Roaring '20s singer, becomes a Ziegfeld Follies star as her criminal husband gets deeper in trouble.
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Swing Cat's Jamboree
Title: Swing Cat's Jamboree
Character: Himself
Released: August 6, 1938
Type: Movie
"Swing cat" Louis Prima and his jazz quartette play songs and accompany featured singers and dancers.
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Start Cheering
Title: Start Cheering
Character: Band Conductor
Released: March 3, 1938
Type: Movie
After retiring from movies to get an education, a man discovers his ex-staff is trying to have him expelled.
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The Star Reporter in Hollywood
Title: The Star Reporter in Hollywood
Character: Louis Prima
Released: October 22, 1937
Type: Movie
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You Can't Have Everything
Title: You Can't Have Everything
Character: Orchestra Leader
Released: August 2, 1937
Type: Movie
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
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Rhythm on the Range
Title: Rhythm on the Range
Character: Trumpet Player
Released: July 1, 1936
Type: Movie
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters
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Swing It
Title: Swing It
Character: Louis Prima - Band Leader
Released: June 30, 1936
Type: Movie
Louis Prima, between song numbers, tells how he happened to get a job in a Hollywood cafe playing music while a couple, unrelated to anything else, play a slot machine in the background. This short was reissued in 1944 and again in 1952. Lucille Ball has a bit part. Song numbers include; "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", "Up a Lazy River", "Dinah","Basin Street Blues" and "Johnny Get Your Gun."