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Love on Tap (1939)

Passed | | Musical, Short | 18 March 1939 (USA)

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For some time, Tommy has been trying to marry Penny, manager of the Merriel Abbott Dancers (a real dance group that performs in the film). However, problems with the group keep arising that... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Merriel Abbott Dancers ...
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Mary Howard ...
Penny
Truman Bradley ...
Tommy
Garwood Van and His Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Carwood Van and His Orchestra)
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Garwood Van ...
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For some time, Tommy has been trying to marry Penny, manager of the Merriel Abbott Dancers (a real dance group that performs in the film). However, problems with the group keep arising that postpone the marriage (lost costumes, injuries, etc.). They continue their on-again off-again romance between dance numbers played by Carwood Van and his orchestra. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Musical | Short

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Tommy: Penny, our plane leaves in three minutes!
Penny: But the girls can't go on without costumes!
Tommy: Why not? Fan dancers do.
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Good Night Sweetheart
(1931) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Played by Garwood Van and His Orchestra and danced by Merriel Abbott Dancers
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Marriage or Sex with 14 Girls, a Choice
8 June 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

What's entertaining about this, and things like it, is savoring the notion that the people who made it thought they could get away with it.

There are similar affronts today all over the multicinema. But with a little distance, this one is pretty bad.

It is a short to begin with. And 2/3 of it has to be dancing, so the story is as skeletal as possible, more cartoonish than your standard cartoon.

You have your ultrarich handsome, patient guy in love. You have the target of his affection, a sensitive, artistic beauty who manages (owns?) a dance troop of 14 or so dancers. When on stage, the girls are sexy in that way of elegant crotchshowing we are not supposed to notice. When with the owner, they act like children.

The story involves how the "children" get in the way of setting a wedding date, then repair the damage.

The "on tap" part is their tap dancing. They *are* pretty.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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