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Ray McCarey (story) and
Chuck Callahan (story)
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10 August 1930 (USA) See more »
When a well-liked tailor is about to lose his story his daughter and a young singing group try to save it. | Add synopsis »
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Not as good as the Mack Sennett shorts. See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Nat Carr ... Ripstitch the Tailor
Thelma Hill ... Mary Ginsberg - Max's Daughter
Edgar Dearing ... Rent Collector (as Ed Dearing)
Spec O'Donnell ... Spec

Harry Barris ... Harry (as The Rhythm Boys)

Bing Crosby ... Bing (as The Rhythm Boys)
Al Rinker ... Al (as The Rhythm Boys)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Hanlon ... College Man Wanting Change for $100 Bil (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray McCarey  (as Raymond McCarey)
Writing credits
Ray McCarey (story) (as Raymond McCarey) and
Chuck Callahan (story) (as Charles Callahan)

Produced by
John C. Flinn .... producer
Fred Guiol .... supervising producer
Cinematography by
Paul Perry 
Film Editing by
John F. Link Sr.  (as John Link)
Sound Department
Ted Lester .... sound engineer
C.A. Younger .... sound engineer
Music Department
Josiah Zuro .... musical director
Other crew
E.B. Derr .... presenter
C.E. Sullivan .... vice president: Pathé Studios, Inc.
Crew believed to be complete

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20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Did You Know?

Director Ray (Raymond) McCarey was the brother of Leo McCarey, with whom Bing Crosby would work in the 1940s and who would direct two of Bing's biggest hits, "Going My Way" and the sequel "The Bells of St. Mary's."See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as the Mack Sennett shorts., 11 March 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This short subject was done by Paul Whiteman's Rhythm boys shortly after they finished The King of Jazz where lead singer Bing Crosby made his motion picture debut. Shortly afterwards the trio broke up and Bing went solo and the rest was history.

It's amusing, not as good as Crosby's Mack Sennett shorts which he did before making his first starring role in The Big Broadcast. The trio isn't even the center of the plot. They're just three of a whole gang of students from Tait College who patronize a tailor named Ginsberg who is called Ripstitch.

An actor named Nat Carr is Ginsberg and he's the pivotal role of this short. He certainly is the quintessential Jewish tailor.

The one number that the Rhythm Boys do is a satiric version of the Maine Stein Song which coincidentally was a big hit for Crosby's crooning rival Rudy Vallee.

Try as I may though, I've never known too many Jewish families who name their daughters Mary. But you'll find it here though.

Bing should never be judged by this short subject.

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