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Happily Buried (1939)

Approved | | Musical, Romance, Short | 14 April 1939 (USA)
For some unexplained reason, sales of waffle irons have plummeted. Evelyn Foster, president of the Magic Circle Waffle Iron Company, and Richard Wright, president of the Four Square Waffle ... See full summary »

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Rita Oehmen ...
Evelyn Foster (as Rita Oehman)
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Richard Wright (as Anthony Allan)
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Prince Chris Manusha
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For some unexplained reason, sales of waffle irons have plummeted. Evelyn Foster, president of the Magic Circle Waffle Iron Company, and Richard Wright, president of the Four Square Waffle Iron Company, decide to merge their companies and get married as well. When Richard insists that the new company make square waffle irons rather than round ones, Evelyn calls off the marriage and the company merger. Richard meets a Hindu yogi, who helps him win Evelyn back. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Musical | Romance | Short

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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You Are My Lucky Star
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played as carnival music
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OK MGM Musical Short
3 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This two reel MGM curiosity concerns the romantic adventures of two competing waffle iron manufacturers. Benny Rubin is cast as an Asian fakir and his characterization is far from politically correct. But, of course, this short was made in 1939. Two new songs are provided by Wright and Forrest, who went on to Broadway fame with "Song of Norway", "Kismet", and "Grand Hotel". At this time, they were staff writers at MGM, more or less replacing Brown and Freed as the house song smiths. The musical numbers are well written and can proudly stand beside other theater music written in 1939. Watch for Tommy "Butch" Bond in a cameo role. At this time, he was making one reel "Our Gang" comedies for MGM.


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