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Roseland (1930)

 -  Short | Musical  -  September 1930 (USA)
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A pretty dance hall girl is looking for the right guy.

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Helen Leslie
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Helen is a taxi dancer at Roseland, a Manhattan club. That night she plans to enter a singing contest Roseland is hosting on the radio. Her dad, a servant at a household where her boyfriend is the chauffeur, has been ill, so she stops by to see him where he works. While there, she sits with her beau in the back seat of the town car and drops her Roseland ID card, which Jack, the heir to the family fortune, finds on his way to town for the evening. He goes slumming at the Roseland to return the ID. He likes Helen at first sight, setting up a choice Helen may have to make between the wealthy Jack and the chauffeur. With that choice on her mind, she enters the contest. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of Love Me or Leave Me (1955). See more »

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References Disraeli (1929) See more »

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Telling It to the Daisies
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Music by Harry Warren
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Nice Short
15 March 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Roseland (1930)

*** (out of 4)

Vitaphone short has a millionaire (Donald Cook) trying to pick up a girl (Ruth Etting) working at the famed club. On this particular night she gets to sing in a talent show. This is a fairly good short even though it's only goal is for us to listen to the wonderful voice of Etting. She was quite popular back in the day and it's easy to hear why when you get a few tunes from that voice. Her acting on the other hand isn't that impressive but I can overlook that here. The film borrows a lot from the Cinderella storyline and works out fairly well. Cook is one of my favorite, lesser known actors from this era but he doesn't get too much to do. The best sequence is when one of the dance hall girls is having to dance with a man with bad breathe. Her comments are priceless.


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