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A dance trophy winning young couple is temporarily split up when a playboy aviator leads the girl to believe he's in love with her.

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Gracie Nolan
Arthur Lake ...
Tommy Flynn
Margaret Seddon ...
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Ralph Emerson ...
Ted Smith
Joseph Cawthorn ...
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A dance trophy winning young couple is temporarily split up when a playboy aviator leads the girl to believe he's in love with her.

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14 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Malucos do Jazz  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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The soundtrack is dubbed on to an already finished film. The actors' voices say the words but are just a little off, sometimes speaking too fast or slow (sometimes in the same scene), to perfectly match their onscreen selves' mouth movements. Sound effects also can be similarly affected. It's obviously a talkie, and is definitely not a case of an out of synch track. It's a re-do. A very strange and apparently unique happenstance. See more »

Quotes

Gracie Nolan: Gosh, I wish you weren't going, darling.
Ted Smith: Oh, but you love me, don't you?
Gracie Nolan: Oh, so much, Ted, dear.
Ted Smith: Well, then you certainly wouldn't want me to pass up an opportunity like this. Oh, come on, baby, buck up now.
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Technically Bad, Technically Important
29 January 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The graceful camera motion, combined with the voices mismatched with mouths confirms the trivia entry to this 1929 RKO talkie: this was shot as a silent and then sound was goat-glanded onto it. Also, Arthur Lake, better known for his role as Dagwood in the "Blondie" movie and TV series for twenty years, is unbearably twitchy in this love triangle set around a dance hall.

Nonetheless, there are some technical issues to this movie that make it important. There is an early example of two people doing ballroom dancing that is shot in a long take to show their movement. Most film historians indicate that this manner of shooting dancing was an innovation for the Astaire-Rogers films about five years after this, yet here it is. Perhaps this was a specialty number, but it points the way. There is also some antediluvian foley work in the home shots, feet clumping along the floor, utensils clattering on dishes and doors latching and unlatching. They are loudly annoying, but definitely added sounds.

However, unless you are afflicted with a technical curiosity in such things, you can skip this one.


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