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Calling All Girls (1942)

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The first few minutes of this short show the process that studios use to select girls to be members of the chorus line in movie musicals. The following numbers from popular 1930s musicals ... See full summary »

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Sailor - edited from: Footlight Parade (archive footage)
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The first few minutes of this short show the process that studios use to select girls to be members of the chorus line in movie musicals. The following numbers from popular 1930s musicals are then presented: "Don't Say Goodnight" from Wonder Bar (1934); "Lullaby of Broadway" from Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) ; "Shadow Waltz" from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933); and "By a Waterfall" and "Shanghai Lil" from Footlight Parade (1933). Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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24 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities: Calling All Girls  »

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Vitaphone production reels A655, A658 See more »

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The narrator identifies James Cagney and Ruby Keeler. See more »

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Features Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played briefly during the Shanghai Lil sequence
From Footlight Parade (1933)
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a delightful romp of great Busby Berkeley set pieces
11 April 2003 | by (Trinidad, California) – See all my reviews

If you like this stuff at all, these big dance scenes, this is a great 25 minute short with one number after another using literally hundreds of dancers in some of them.

You can't beat the waterfall scene with 100+ beautiful dancers/swimmers.

It's wonderfully dated.


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