Tragic romance evolves between a saxophonist and an aspiring singer/actress in this salute to the big-band era. A love of music isn't enough to hold them together through career rivalries and life on the road. Fine performances by De Niro and Minnelli and the supporting cast. Re-released in 1981 with the "Happy Endings" number, which was cut from the original. Look for "Big Man" Clarence Clemons on sax.
A wonderful piece of story-telling. NWRdr4 at 2010-01-31 17:15:39
Although it takes a great deal of patience to watch this slow-paced (and unusually long) movie, it still manages to provide lavish entertainment around every corner. Minnelli's and De Niro's performances are both amazing, and I'm shocked that they got snubbed at the Oscars.