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Julie and Bob take a break from their Mardi Gras revels to visit Bob's home, where he lives with his sister and their reclusive Uncle Andy. Andy mistakes Julie for his sweetheart of years before and she plays along. Seems he was a steamboat captain and when the railroads put him out of work he vowed to never leave his home again -- and he still lives in the 1870's in his mind. Julie, Bob and Queenie entice him out to a ball and he finds life in the 20th century pleasant enough. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looks like they made this film after seeing "Showboat", perhaps while in a drunken haze. I think there was a silent version prior to the classic 1936 one. Certainly the names of the characters Uncle (Captain) Andy, Julie (or Ellie Mae), and Queenie, all of them characters in "Showboat", are more than coincidental. Could it be that Queenie Smith got the role of Ellie-Mae in the 1936 film partly on the strength of her work here? Not to mention the boat itself. Aside from that it's a delightful mini-musical, though some of the production numbers are anything but "mini" in scale. The blond zombies in the Sophisticated Ladies number are particularly delightful.
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