Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees perform a short program, in the style of his shorter radio programs.




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Rudy Vallee
The Connecticut Yankees ...
Rudy Vallee Band


A flapper turns on her radio set to listen to a musical program. Sitting on top of the radio is the radio's external speaker. In a clever closeup we see Rudy Vallee himself stepping out of the speaker singing a hit song of the day, "Honey"! He joins his band, the Connecticut Yankees, all seemingly assembled on top of the radio in miniature size, and plays "You're Just Another Memory". Vallee dons a crumpled top hat in an imitation of another famous bandleader of the 1920's, Ted Lewis, during the last song "You'll Do It Someday". He plays an amusing Lewis style clarinet solo and even does a magic trick with the top hat before this short is over. Written by Richard Unger <>

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10 August 1929 (USA)  »

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1.20 : 1
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I just don't see it...
28 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before Bing, before Frankie, there was Rudy. If Lily of the Valley is a beautiful representation of womanhood, I shudder what to think of what Rudy if the Vallee represents, at least from his early films. This short shows him with his band, no moving camera, and even with snappy songs, no real zip. He apparently had one heck of a personal life, but whatever appeal he had is very unapparent here. Vallee would have limited film success in the 1930's as a leading man, but this short and the full length "Vagabond Liver" are painful antiques that barely rate historical interest. The band is fine, but he brings no real pep as evidence as to why he was a heartthrob. Even by the time he was allowed to liven up on film, his appeal had been replaced by the boo boo ba doo of Bing Crosby, making him secondary after being a heartthrob just years before.

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