A pretty dance hall girl is looking for the right guy.




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Helen Leslie: [laughs] That American millionaire must have been Mr. Woolworth.
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Mysterious Mose
Written by Walter Doyle
Played by the orchestra after "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes"
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Ruth Etting Sings Her Way To Easy Street
13 July 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews


A Millionaire romances his chauffeur's sweetheart at the ROSELAND Ballroom.

This is one of a long series of musical shorts which Ruth Etting, popular songstress of the day, appeared in during the early 1930's. It is competently produced and allows Miss Etting to sing a couple of tunes, including the Jolson favorite, ‘Let Me Sing And I'm Happy' by Irving Berlin.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.

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