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A Night in a Dormitory (1930)

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The adventures of a schoolgirl in a nightclub as related by her to her dormitory sisters.

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Ruth Hamilton ...
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Thelma White ...
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Si Wills ...
Morgan (as Morgan Morly)
Eddie Elkins ...
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The adventures of a schoolgirl in a nightclub as related by her to her dormitory sisters.

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5 January 1930 (USA)  »

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Where the Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember
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Music by Harry Warren
Played as dance music at the Melody Club
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where chorus cuties are distracting
16 October 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This was a 1929 short that showcased the talents of Thelma White and Ginger Rogers.

Thelma White's dubious claim to fame was as one of the stars in "Reefer Madness" (a campy drug exploitation movie) but in 1930 she was a singer comedienne. She sings "Give it Everything Now" but she can't compete with the very watchable but disorganized chorus line. Their tapping drowns her out.

Ginger Rogers sings 2 numbers. The forgettable "Why Can't You Love That Way" is sung in a "baby talk" voice, that, (according to a story) she created when she was a teenager in vaudeville. "I Love a Man in a Uniform" is very catchy - but there are those chorus cuties again in the worst costumes I have ever seen. It's like every chorus girl that is giving 100% is standing next to someone who is only giving 10%. And they all seem to be dancing to different routines - still they are irresistible and seem to be enjoying what they are doing. Anyway Ginger, dressed in a cute little dress and cap and carrying a baton, comes through and gives it everything she has. She has a lot of personality.


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