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Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)

 -  Short | Music  -  6 August 1936 (USA)
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Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, ... See full summary »

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Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, the women are introduced to the cavalcade of stars vacationing in Palm Springs at the time. The stars are doing a multitude of recreational activities. One of those stars is Frances Langford, fresh from Broadway, who serenades all those watching with some Broadway related songs. With assistance from Jackie Coogan and Betty Grable, the contest winners do a series of dances to American songs. They then get a chance to interact with the stars, all in the name of fun. Written by Huggo

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In this MGM Technicolor short, two of the songs by composer Nacio Herb Brown and lyricist Arthur Freed - "Broadway Melody" and "You Are My Lucky Star" - were to appear again in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Arthur Freed was the head of the musical unit at the studio and his songs were used again and again in MGM pictures. See more »

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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played with banjos
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sunkist Stars at Palm Beach (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Technicolor short from MGM shows off various Hollywood stars vacationing at Palm Springs. Edmund Lowe hosts the short, which features cameos by Dick Foran, Robert Benchley, Jackie Coogan, Betty Grable, Buster Keaton, Claire Trevor and Johnny Weissmuller. Walter Huston also shows up and sucks an egg out of a bottle. No, I'm not joking. It's fun seeing all these stars in color but the film doesn't have much in the way of a plot.

As of now this isn't on DVD but you can catch it playing on Turner Classic Movies. Well worth your time.


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