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Swingtime in the Movies (1938)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Short, Comedy  |  24 December 1938 (USA)
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Trouble is brewing on the set of the musical western, "The Texas Tornado". Nitvitch, the director, is having problems getting his leading lady to speak with a southern accent. When he ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Fritz Feld ...
Kathryn Kane ...
Joan Mason (as Katherine Kane)
John Carroll ...
Rick Arden
Charley Foy ...
Sammy
Jerry Colonna ...
The Texas Tornado
Helen Lynd ...
Lorna, an Actress
Irene Franklin ...
Kate, Head Waitress
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Trouble is brewing on the set of the musical western, "The Texas Tornado". Nitvitch, the director, is having problems getting his leading lady to speak with a southern accent. When he inadvertently mentions in the Studio Canteen that he is looking for a replacement actress who can do a southern accent for the part, Nitvitch gets throes of aspiring young actresses clamoring at him. However, the one who catches his attention is Joan Mason, a true southerner who is working as a waitress in the canteen. Joan hopes to make the most of her starring opportunity. Written by Huggo

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Technicolor Specials (1938-1939) #3: Swingtime in the Movies  »

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Vitaphone Production Reels #8960-8961. See more »

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All the stars with cameos, beginning with Humphrey Bogart, are identified by the head waitress at the studio cafeteria (played by 'Irene Franklin'). See more »

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References Crime School (1938) See more »

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Look Out for Love
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by John Carroll
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Silly but amusing
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Academy-award nominated Short Subject. It's about director Nivitch (Fritz Feld) trying to shoot a Western but having nothing but trouble. He needs a girl with a Southern accent...and finds one working as a waitress in the studio restaurant. You can write the rest yourself.

This sounds pretty terrible but it's amusing. It's shot in Technicolor and has some pretty good songs and dances--the dances especially are designed to take advantage of the color. The acting is just OK--Kathryn Kane and Jerry Colonna are the leads. There are also some cameos from Warner Brothers stars in the restaurant. Among them, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Pat O'Brien--all in color and smiling for the cameras!

Nothing great but fun. Worth seeing.


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