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Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

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Various Hollywood performers put on a pirate-themed variety show on Catalina Island, with a number of amiable stars in the audience.




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Complete credited cast:
Himself (as Charles ['Buddy'] Rogers and his California Cavaliers)
Sterling Young ...
Himself (as Sterling Young and his Orchestra)
The Fanchonettes ...
Themselves - Female Dance Troupe
Robert Armstrong ...
Vince Barnett ...
Jack Duffy ...
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That pirates used to sail off the coast of California around Catalina is a good excuse to hold a pirate themed party on the island. The centerpiece of the party, which is attended by a cavalcade of Hollywood luminaries, is a musical comedy revue emceed by Pirate Captain Chester Morris, and backed up musically by Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and his California Cavaliers. The party guests are wearing pirate costumes, and all the acts in the revue have a pirate and/or nautical theme. Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy | Music


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21 November 1935 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Music by Vincent Rose (based on "E lucevan le stelle" from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini)
Lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
Played often throughout the picture
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This film is a short 1935 Technicolor variety program set on Santa Catalina Island. There are several musical numbers, light comedy and specialty numbers.
12 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've only seen portions of the film on You Tube but it's really kind of like Avalon was in those days, with movie stars, big bands and plenty of Chamber of Commerce summer festivals which encouraged locals & tourists alike to dress up and be pirates, hillbillies, babies or whatever the current theme suggested. It offers glimpses of the Great White Steamers, the mahogany speedboats and stately St. Catherine Hotel, all long gone from 2008 Catalina.

The film's Technicolor is gorgeous, the musical numbers bouncy and cheerful. I always liked Buddy Rogers' music, & Johnny Downs' dancing & singing was fun to watch. JD always played the young college-types without a peer, later coming back to Coronado, CA to host local children's TV programs in the 50-'60s. He had a warm kind heart & gentle manner; it showed in his work. Please watch this film or Pigskin Parade and see for yourself.

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