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Credited cast:
Betty Brown ...
Herself (as Betty Healy)
William Collier Jr. ...
William Collier Sr. ...
Himself, Old Timer Sequence
Clyde Cook ...
Beth Dodge ...
Herself - Lock Step Number (as The Dodge Twins)
Betty Dodge ...
Herself - Lock Step Number (as The Dodge Twins)
Herself, Old Timer Sequence
Rosetta Duncan ...
Herself (as The Duncan Sisters)
Vivian Duncan ...
Herself (as The Duncan Sisters)
Barney Fagan ...
Himself, Old Timer Sequence
Lew Fields ...
Himself (as Weber and Fields)


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Did You Know?


Musical excerpts from this uncompleted film were later used in Broadway to Hollywood (1933), Nertsery Rhymes (1933) and Roast-Beef and Movies (1934). The 2-strip Technicolor Prison Number featuring The Dodge Sisters doing The Lock Step was featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994). See more »


Edited into Nertsery Rhymes (1933) See more »


Here Comes The Sun
words by Arthur Freed
music by Harry Woods
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Portions of this film used in "Broadway to Hollywood" and Three Stooges
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Since several elaborate and expensive production numbers were shot, several in two-strip Technicolor, they were used in the 1934 MGM musical "Broadway to Hollywood", starring Frank Morgan, Alice Brady and Mickey Rooney. Nelson Eddy made his debut in this film.

There is a scene with a group of girls playing violins with a large violin hanging in the background. This was probably part of the scene from "The March of Time" which Bing Crosby appeared in singing "Poor Little G String". He was also in a scene dressed as an old man listening to a boy play the violin. As mentioned earlier, only the Vitaphone disc survives of Bing's appearance.

Other color musical routines were used in several shorts of Ted Healy and the Three Stooges.

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