Elmer Butts is a contestant in a radio amateur hour show hoping to win the first price... by dancing and juggling!

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Elmer Butts leaves his small Arizona town for New York where he has decided to try his luck on a radio amateur show. The trouble is that, though not without talent, Elmer is a very clumsy fellow with a knack for being off the mark and putting himself in impossible situations. To begin with, he arrives late at the studio and he has to wait a whole week before the next broadcast. Which leaves him extra time to rehearse but he blunders once more in annoying the girl in the room below, which is all the more regrettable as he is smitten with her. When the great day comes, he announces a... juggling act! Not really radio-friendly, is it? To cap it all he creates havoc among the musicians and incurs the band leader's wrath. In these conditions, Elmer's career is bound to be short-lived! Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Educational Films No. 6111. See more »

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Featured in Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) See more »

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My Old Kentucky Home
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Buster is a "5-Star" Performer!
31 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just like in the standard hotel ratings, Buster rates 5 out of 5 stars in my book!!

Now per the IMDb rating scale, if ALL this film consisted was Buster's dance scenes, especially the two-minute scene in the green room, I'd give it a 10.

Otherwise, I thought the movie itself was overall just another travesty among Keaton's 1930's films, only allowing Buster to do a mere shadow of what he did and could accomplish on his own films, and for that I'd give it a 0.

So: Buster = 10, the film itself = 0, the average of which is 5 IMDb rating stars.


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