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Swoonatra: Sinatra – London

Ian Penman, London Review of Books, 2 July 2015

REVEILLE WITH BEVERLY is a now largely forgotten 1943 film starring Ann Miller and the great Franklin Pangborn. Worked up from an equally forgotten US radio series it's a corny but percipient tale about a spunky young DJ who's hep to the vital Swing rhythm the kids all dig, and the stuffy station owner who wants no part of her indecorous jive.

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