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Use Your Imagination (1933)

Not Rated | | Short, Musical, Romance | 2 September 1933 (USA)
The story of a likable young man can't hold a job because he is always daydreaming usually about girlfriend Mitzi.

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Hal Le Roy ...
Hal
Mitzi Mayfair ...
Mitzi Mayfair
Pat Rooney Jr. ...
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Robert Pitkin ...
Benny (as Bob Pitkin)
Maurice Barrett ...
Majestic Hotel Boss
Eton Boys ...
Four Eton Boys (as The Four Eton Boys)
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A young man is having trouble holding onto a steady job because of his overactive imagination. In whatever setting he's placed, he usually thinks about dancing and/or Mitzi Mayfair, the costume designer he's in love with, but who probably doesn't even know he exists. As he goes from one job to another, he starts off well, but his imagination gets him into trouble. Is there a job where his imagination will both be a benefit and where he gets the girl of his dreams? Written by Huggo

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2 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #1: Use Your Imagination  »

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This short film is available on the Warner DVD of The Little Giant (1933). See more »

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The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Played briefly after Hal tries on Pat Rooney's shoes
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Weak Vitaphone short manages to have a few bright spots...
14 June 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

These Vitaphone musical shorts are as dated as can be, both with respect to the songs involved and the dance choreography.

Limber Hal LeRoy is an imaginative young man who can't hold onto a job because he's constantly dreaming of his sweetheart crush on Mitzi Mayfair, a musical comedy actress.

Whether running an elevator or selling magazines behind a counter, he just can't seem to get anywhere with Mitzi on his mind. One of his inspirations comes from a dance he imagines while gazing across the street at a barber shop pole. Lo and behold, Mitzi is soon doing a rather weird dance routine for the finale.

Easy to see why Hal LeRoy never made it as a top tier player at Warner Brothers, but whatever happened to Miss Mayfair? I'll have to check out her biography (if available) but she only had a short list of film credits.


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