Blues in the Night is an American musical drama directed by Anatole Litvak. The film was released on November 15, 1941 and is distributed by Warner Bros. The film follows the jazz pianist, Jigger Pine (Richard Whorf), who puts together a band and sets out from St. Louis to New Orleans after hearing a prisoner singing an inspiring blues number. In New Orleans the band learns to play the blues well, and takes on a trumpet player named Leo (Jack Carson) and his singing wife, Character (Priscilla Lane). The band of five uses the railway system to go from bar to bar, spreading their blues sound across the country. The quintet eventually winds up in a roadhouse in New Jersey called The Jungle, where various interpersonal dramatics ensue. Crime, murder, alcoholism and death haunt each member of the band from that point on in this story of the life of early 20th century jazz musicians.