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At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his domain. In front of a nightclub, Mr. Burns invites a crowd of people to come inside to "The Devil's Cabaret" and be entertained. After they enjoy songs and dancing, the people go willingly to Hades. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Musical | Short

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13 December 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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Soundtracks

Come Hot It Up with Me
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Performed by Edward Buzzell and chorus
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Devil's Cabaret
20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think some of the best things on TCM are the vitaphone shorts. I try to catch them whenever I am watching a movie, especially the musicals. I have seen some great ones--this one is near the top. The short is shot in 2 strip Technicolor and comes off pretty well. The dance sequences must be from another film that perhaps was not released. The March of Time (1930) comes to mind. I have seen dance sequences from that unreleased film interpolated into others.

The jazzy title music is great---very typical for the period. All in all, very good little film.

TCM is the best thing going now---one can only hope it never goes the way of AMC, who once was just like TCM, but now has gobs of commercials which render watching AMC nearly impossible.

Gary


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