MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 161,534 this week

Use Your Imagination (1933)

Not Rated  |   |  Short, Musical, Romance  |  2 September 1933 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 60 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The story of a likable young man can't hold a job because he is always daydreaming usually about girlfriend Mitzi.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 887 titles
created 13 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Use Your Imagination (1933)

Use Your Imagination (1933) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Use Your Imagination.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson
Little Caesar (1931)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A organized crime big shot is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant and becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner
War | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie
Svengali (1931)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp
Beau Brummel (1924)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Patrick Henry's rousing speech before the Virginia legislature argues for colonial independence.

Director: B. Reeves Eason
Stars: John Litel, Nedda Harrigan, Carlyle Moore Jr.
The Hard Guy (1930)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An unemployed man hangs around his flat.

Director: Arthur Hurley
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Alexander, Arch Hendricks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Hal Le Roy ...
Hal
Mitzi Mayfair ...
Mitzi Mayfair
Pat Rooney Jr. ...
Pat (as Pat Rooney)
Robert Pitkin ...
Benny (as Bob Pitkin)
Maurice Barrett ...
Majestic Hotel Boss
Eton Boys ...
Four Eton Boys (as The Four Eton Boys)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1545-1546. See more »

Soundtracks

The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played briefly after Hal tries on Pat Rooney's shoes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amiable filler...
8 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a short subject film that appears to be a showcase for several musical groups. Such films were commonly used to test out new talent--to sort of toss the acts out to the audiences to see how they were received and to give them experience in front of the camera.

Hal Le Roy plays a dopey young man who loses job after job because he spends most of his time dreaming. Several of his dreams come to life in this film. While this did not turn out to a breakout film for Le Roy, he was pretty good dancer and somewhat likable. In addition to Le Roy, you see performances by the Eton Boys (in a nice little singing number) and Mitzi Mayfair dancing with Le Roy. None of it is great, but it's also pleasant and competent--and worth seeing as an extra on the DVD of THE LITTLE GIANT (with Edward G. Robinson)--especially so you can see the bizarre barber pole dance (just watch those legs go) as well as the uber-weird final scene. You just have to see this part for yourself!!


4 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cute film--great theme! onegreendress
Discuss Use Your Imagination (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?