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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Mystic Moon
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Written by Claude Hopkins
Performed by Claude Hopkins & Orchestra
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It has the Nicholas Brothers....'nuff said!
9 December 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Nicholas Brothers were likely the best dancing team in history. Even Fred Astaire praised them for their insanely athletic and incredible dancing in "Stormy Weather", saying "this dance number was the greatest movie musical sequence I had ever seen". Because of their tremendous talent, I try to see them whenever I can...and that's more than enough reason to see "Barber Shop Blues"...even if they aren't in the film very long.

The plot is simple. It begins in a humble barber shop and when the owner wins the lottery, he turns the place into a giant barbershop night club instead of on hookers and liquor (misplaced priorities if you ask me). What follows are the Nicholas Brother dancing and the Claude Hopkins Orchestra playing a VERY lively jazz song. All in all, a lot of fun!


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