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Louis Prima: The Wildest! (1999)
Rating:
Starring: Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Woody Herman, Gia Maione, Keely Smith
Director: Don McGlynn
Category: Documentary
Studio: Image Ent.
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
80 mins

 
 

 

"The movie is a beautiful thing.No documentary, about any musician, will make you so glad to be alive."-San Francisco Examiner

Before Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett or Engelbert Humperdinck ever played the stages of Vegas, there was Louis Prima. One of America's most hypnotic and original performers, Prima's career spanned several decades and turned out hits like "That Old Black Magic," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Jump, Jive an' Wail." In Disney's animated classic "The Jungle Book," Prima created the "hep" voice of King Louie the orangutan, which still stands as one of the studio's most beloved characters.

. This film profiles the magnetic Louis Prima in a nostalgic historical journey through the music scenes of a racy New Orleans, the swinging jazz culture of uptown New York and Las Vegas's "formative" years. As a solo act or with his wife, acclaimed singer Keely Smith, Louis Prima was and will forever be the "wildest" man in show business!