The New Pictures, Jul. 14, 1947

New Orleans (United Artists), which deals with early jazz, tries hard to give its subject the love and enthusiasm it deserves. In many respects, the movie does no more than clumsily suggest the fine picture that might be made about jazz. An elementary history of the cellar art, New Orleans barely hints at the fascinating redolence and toughness of New Orleans' red-lighted Storyville, where jazz was born, and little of it is imaginatively filmed.

The plot: the king of Basin Street (Arturo de Cordova) is run out of town by the mother (Irene Rich)...

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