Ruth Etting is the star attraction on the Albertson Travel Agency radio show. When her producers learn that her recordings are on another program at the same time, they devise a contest, ... See full summary »

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Ruth Etting is the star attraction on the Albertson Travel Agency radio show. When her producers learn that her recordings are on another program at the same time, they devise a contest, based on the words in a song she sings, in which the winner gets Etting's services at a banquet. Written by Brian Henke (Cincy43235@aol.com)

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6 October 1934 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) #4: No Contest!  »

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Vitaphone production reels #1712-1713. See more »

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A Thousand Good Nights
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Written by Walter Donaldson
Sung by Ruth Etting at the banquet
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The Winner
17 October 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When a radio show announces a competition with the prize as Ruth Etting performing at a private party, some friends convince one of them that he has won and make him throw a big party.

Ruth Etting, a Broadway singing star of the era, made several attempts at the movies in the 1930s, but none of them took. In this one, she appears to sing three songs and portions of a couple of others. This Vitagraph short, filmed at the studio in Brooklyn serves to offer Miss Etting as the star of a variety show. She is pretty bland except when she is singing and the jokes in the story are fairly corny, but the short is entertaining for the singing and dancing.

Eleanor Powell appears in the chorus, but I did not spot her. Maybe you'll have better luck.


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