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The Song Writers' Revue (1930)

Approved | | Short, Music | 6 January 1930 (USA)
This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gus Edwards ...
Himself
Dave Dreyer ...
Himself
Fred E. Ahlert ...
Himself (as Fred A. Ahlert)
Roy Turk ...
Himself
Ray Heindorf ...
Himself
Nacio Herb Brown ...
Himself
Arthur Freed ...
Himself
Ray Egan ...
Himself
Fred Fisher ...
Himself
David Snell ...
Himself (as Dave Snell)
...
Himself
Babe Click ...
Herself
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This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. For several of these song writers, this is their only known appearance in a theatrically released film. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Benny: By the way Mr. Fisher if i were you i'd be a little bit careful, your commencing to lose your hair.
[Fred Fisher takes his hand and moves it over the top of his balding head]
Jack Benny: Ah Mr. Fisher by the way is the only songwriter that i know of, that gets his hair cut with his hat on.
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Babe Click is identified by Jack Benny during an interview. See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

School Days
Music by Gus Edwards
Lyrics by Will D. Cobb
Performed by Gus Edwards (vocal)
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26 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Song Writers' Revue, The (1930)

*** (out of 4)

MGM short has a young Jack Benny introducing eight of the world's most famous song writers who then play brief parts of their most famous songs. Gus Edwards, Dave Dreyer, Fred Ahlert, Roy Turk, Ray Heindorf, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed, Ray Egan, Fred Fisher and Dave Snell all take part in the short. The music selections, some still known, are pretty good and this is certainly the highlight of the film. Benny adds a few quick jokes but none of them are all too funny. The film is hampered by some extremely poor filming, which at times looks as if there is a child holding the camera. The editing isn't too impressive either but this doesn't hamper the music too badly.


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