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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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Complete credited cast:
Helen Leslie
Donald Cook ...
Jack (as Donn Cook)


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 <>

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Telling It to the Daisies
Music by Harry Warren
First tune played at Roseland
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Wow...the summary on IMDb is longer than the film! Plus it makes it sound a lot better than it is.
9 November 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that this film is only 12 minutes long and features Ruth Etting singing a few songs, it's amazing that the summary on IMDb is so long! As for the film, it has a rather silly plot about Etting being so irresistible that a chauffeur and a rich guy fight over her. In the process, the two guys prove they couldn't act at all. The fight scene was amazingly lame--like no one on the set had any idea how to film a fight...or they just didn't care. Overall, it comes off as a very forced film--one you could easily forget.

By the way, this is the same Ruth Etting that was the subject of the Doris Day film "Love Me or Leave Me". It chronicles the rise of Etting and her abusive relationship with a mobster--a case where real life was even wilder and weirder than fiction!

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