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Elstree Calling (1930)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  February 1930 (UK)
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A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Begg ...
Teddy Brown ...
Himself
Helen Burnell
Donald Calthrop
The Charlot Girls
Bobbie Comber
Cicely Courtneidge ...
Herself
Will Fyffe ...
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Lawrence Green
Tommy Handley ...
Himself, Compere
Gordon Harker
Jack Hulbert ...
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Hannah Jones
John Longden
Ivor McLaren
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A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only). Written by Bruce W. Christopher <bwintonc@aol.com>

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(RCA Photophone System)

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(Pathécolor)| (Pathécolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Spoofs The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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Ain't Misbehavin'
Written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf
Performed by Teddy Brown and his Orchestra
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Mixed Bag, But Worth Seeing
31 January 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Elstree Calling (1930), like most of the revues of the era, has some high points and misfires. Hitchcock's linking material here can be quite funny, and the colour sequences aren't bad (even if "The Thought Never Entered My Head" is a bit ungainly). A pleasant goof, for most


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