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Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (1933)

 |  Short, Music  |  24 March 1933 (USA)
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The Happines Boys Billy Jones and Earnie Hare are invited to a party, but separate themselves from the rest of the guests, so they can not be urged to perform. However, they are watching ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Jerry Wald ...
Jerry Wald - Radio Row Reporter
The Funnyboners ...
Billy Jones ...
Billy Jones (as The Happiness Boys)
Ernie Hare ...
Ernie Hare (as The Happiness Boys)
Smith Ballew - Singer
Frances Langford - Singer
Les Reis ...
Reis (as Reis & Dunn)
Artie Dunn ...
Dunn (as Reis & Dunn)
Freddie Rich ...
Freddie Rich - Orchestra Leader (as Freddie Rich and His Orchestra)
Arthur Tracy ...
Jack Denny ...
Jack Denny - Orchestra Leader (as Jack Denny and His Orchestra)
Jacques Renard ...
Meyer Davis ...
Meyer Davis


The Happines Boys Billy Jones and Earnie Hare are invited to a party, but separate themselves from the rest of the guests, so they can not be urged to perform. However, they are watching the other guests from radio doing their stuff: song team Reece & Dunn, as well as the Funnyboners are singing, Smith Ballew and Frances Langford are exchanging love songs, Arthur Tracy tries his luck with a girl, just to find out that she prefers Bing Crosby and 4 orchestra leaders are trying to find out, who the best conductor is, by conducting a piece of recorded music.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <>

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24 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pepper Pot (1932-1933 season) #19: Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1453 See more »


Goodbye, Blues
Music by Jimmy McHugh and Arnold Johnson
Performed by The Funnyboners during their "Theme Song" routine
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Not particularly enjoyable today.
24 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I recently got a hold of the multi-disk set "Warner Brothers Big Band, Jazz & Swing Short Subject Collection". It's made up of over 11 hours of Vitaphone musical shorts. Disk 1 is a bit different in style, as it consists mostly of the "Ramblin' Round Radio Row" shorts. These mostly star Jerry Wald. Wald apparently was famous for a newspaper column on radio programs and this was parlayed into him getting the chance to produce these shorts.

This is the fourth film from the series--and the fourth one to debut in 1932. Like the rest, the format is a lot like a talent show and the acts are folks that you mostly won't recognize today. In fact, aside from Frances Langford (who gained some measure of fame beyond the radio), there really is nothing to distinguish any of the acts today...nothing. As a result, it's like looking through a family album of a family you have never met...not the most pleasant experience.

Frances Langford

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