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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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Cast

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Himself (as Charles ['Buddy'] Rogers and his California Cavaliers)
Sterling Young ...
Himself (as Sterling Young and his Orchestra)
The Fanchonettes ...
Themselves - Female Dance Troupe
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Vince Barnett ...
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Jack Duffy ...
Old Pirate
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Girl on Pier
Bill Casper ...
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Rue Tyler's Banjo Band ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

21 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the members of Buddy Rogers' band wear masks of current comedians. Included are Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Joe E. Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Charley McCarthy and others. See more »

Crazy Credits

with A Galaxy of Screen Stars See more »

Connections

References Captain Blood (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Avalon
(uncredited)
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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Great as historical reference. Saw it on TCM.
3 May 2000 | by (Beaufort SC) – See all my reviews

Terrific historical document of Hollywood 1935. Not to be regarded for its entertainment value, necessarily, but a real 'curio' from MGM. It almost is a home movie, in a sense, and the close-ups of Randolph Scott and Cary Grant are priceless.


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