Walter 'Wally' Keen:
Overture, I don't know what's the matter. I can't do anything with my hair. Everytime I comb it down, it stands up again.
Dat's all right. Keep it down. It'll get tired of standin' up.
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A social climbing Broadway crooner thinks he's made THE SMART SET-UP when he's invited to attend a swanky Park Avenue party.
This is a fairly interesting & generally competent little film. Although Walter O'Keefe is not the most talented singer, his manner is easy to like & the songs are pleasant. The highlight comes when he's able to put a group of rich snobs very much in their places.
Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.
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