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26 December 1942 (USA) See more »
Borrah Minnevitch and His Rascals play popular songs on their harmonicas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Borrah Minevitch ... Himself
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Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals ... Band (uncredited)
Leo Diamond ... Member, Harmonica Rascals (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Negulesco 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord  (as Ted McCord)
Film Editing by
Doug Gould 
Art Direction by
Charles Novi 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as Dave Forest)
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Additional Details

10 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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For Fans of the Weird..., 10 August 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica School (1942)

*** (out of 4)

An extremely bizarre and at times untasteful short showcases the title act who really need to be seen to be believed. The film showcases several musical set pieces but in the end it's the weird visuals that really steal the show. We have a wide range of acts, all dealing with harmonicas but the really eye opener are the acts themselves, which include midgets, fat jokes and racial jokes. The performance all do a good job and the music is rather catchy but it's somewhat hard paying too much attention to this when you're eyes are bulging out of you head by what you're seeing. Fans of the weird are certainly going to love this thing. I doubt any other film in history has as many harmonicas but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

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