In this musical short, a director named Nitvitch, unhappy with the lead actress in his Western, makes an unexpected discovery in the studio cafe where some big stars are being served by a bevy of beautiful singing, dancing waitresses.
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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
This almost half and hour two reel short subject could almost qualify as as a mini-musical with several numbers by songwriters M.K.Jerome and Jack Scholl. The film is a movie with a short as director Fritz Feld tries desperately to finish a western he's directing and replace his less than talented leading lady Helen Lynd who just can't quite master a mushmouth Southern accent.
Feld finds his new leading lady in the Warner Brothers studio cafeteria among the servers in the person of Katherine Kane. The highlight of the short is the break for lunch in the cafeteria where the servers do a number and the camera pans to several of the Warner Brothers stars taking a break.
As this film was done in color it rather than some of the feature for these stars might well be considered their respective color debuts.
Fritz Feld and assistant Charley Foy provide a lot of laughs. It's a worthwhile short subject and worthy of the Academy Award nomination it got in that category.
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