An elderly barber shop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to elaborately remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners are skilled tap dancers.

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Complete credited cast:
Claude Hopkins ...
Orchestra Leader
Claude Hopkins & Orchestra ...
Barber Shop Orchestra
Orlando Roberson ...
Singer
The Four Step Brothers ...
Tap Dancers
Harold Nicholas ...
Dancer - One of the Nicholas Brothers
Fayard Nicholas ...
Dancer - One of the Nicholas Brothers
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An elderly barber shop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to elaborately remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment, he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners are skilled tap dancers.

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30 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1933-1934 season) #2: Barber Shop Blues  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1551. See more »

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Nagasaki
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Performed by Claude Hopkins & Orchestra
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Claude Hopkins is Great!
29 July 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I've been collecting black film shorts for years, and this is one of my favorites. This film shorts stars Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra with Orlando Roberson, and the Four Step Brothers. Great Entertainment, If you can find it, you'll love it. Film Shorts were the only way Black Entertainment could be shown with class, showing fashions, the slang, the dances, the songs, showing the top groups. You'll treasure these when you find it.


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