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22 June 1935 (USA) See more »
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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It's worth seeing just to see the Three Whippets!! See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Adelaide Hall ... Herself
The Nicholas Brothers ... Themselves
The 3 Whippets ... Themselves
The Five Racketeers ... Themselves
Eunice Wilson ... Herself

Cab Calloway ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fayard Nicholas ... Himself (uncredited)
Harold Nicholas ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Mack (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Pepper Pot (1934-1935 season): An All-Colored Vaudeville Show" - USA (series title)
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Runtime:
9 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Vitaphone production reel #1819.See more »
Soundtrack:
Puttin' It OnSee more »

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It's worth seeing just to see the Three Whippets!!, 27 August 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a short from Vitaphone from 1935. Although the country had a hard time acknowledging the full humanity of its black citizens at that time, somehow Warner Brothers was willing to make quite a few shorts in which they featured famous black acts of the day. Apart from having a group play their music in front of a giant watermelon backdrop(!), the film was a very positive portrayal.

Of all the acts in the film, THE act to see are the Three Whippets and they perform at the beginning. Although the famed Nicholas Brothers appear later and there is some nice singing, clearly the Whippets are the ones to watch. This is because they are insanely athletic and are among the best dancers you'll ever see anywhere! Seriously...they were amazing. Now the Nicholas Brothers were also very enjoyable--so I am not at all saying that they were disappointing in any way. But, oddly, they never appeared in another film--whereas the Nicholas lads were quite popular. Why would one super-talented group make it and the other wouldn't? Also included are some musical acts which are pleasant but undistinguished. Clearly the dancing is the reason not to miss this film.

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