Blues in the Night is a 1941 American musical in the film noir style, directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Betty Field, Lloyd Nolan, Elia Kazan and Jack Carson.


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Jigger Pine (Richard Whorf) is the moody leader of a touring jazz ensemble that's mired in setbacks on the road to success. The ragtag big-band unit includes Jigger on piano, upbeat Nickie (Elia Kazan) on clarinet, cocky Leo (Jack Carson) on trumpet and Leo's angelic wife, Ginger (Priscilla Lane), on vocals. They land a break when they score a regular gig at a roadhouse. But things take a turn for the worse when Jigger falls for a bar diva (Betty Field) with a heart of coal.

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