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The Knight Is Young (1938)

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June never leaves her apartment, which has a view of an advertising sign of a knight in shining armor. She is two weeks behind in her rent and believes that if she leaves the apartment, the... See full summary »

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Hal Le Roy ...
Hal
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June
Earlyne Schools ...
Earlyne
Norman MacKay ...
Sandy
Billy Reed ...
Master of Ceremonies
Charles O'Donnell & Co ...
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Gae Foster Girls ...
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June never leaves her apartment, which has a view of an advertising sign of a knight in shining armor. She is two weeks behind in her rent and believes that if she leaves the apartment, the landlord will never let her back in. The only way she gets food is when her friend, singer Earlayne Schools, brings it to her. One evening June sees Hal, a tap-dancing sign painter, painting over her knight. She explains her predicament, and he does his best to help her out. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Musical | Romance | Short

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29 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities: The Knight Is Young  »

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 DVD release of Best Foot Forward (1943). See more »

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Sign reading "Sign Painter's Ball" should be "Sign Painters' Ball". See more »

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Daydreaming (All Night Long)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when June explains why she can't leave her apartment
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Nice Job All Around.
5 September 2002 | by (Atchison, Kansas jwrider @lvnworth.com) – See all my reviews

I saw this short on TCM the other night and it was a pleasant suprise.First we have a charming June Allyson practicing her tap dancing to help get her a much needed job. She is two weeks behind in her rent and she is afraid to leave for fear of being locked out.She manages to attract the atttention of a sign painter played by Hal LeRoy who manages to perform some pretty fancy tapping on a narrow scaffold.She is distraught over him painting over the poster of Sir Lancelot as she has grown fond of it. But he promises to put something nice in its place.Just then Earlayne Schools,her friend,brings her some food and sings for her.Earlayne has great voice,but sad to say,this is her only film performance.The next day we see June talking to a poster of Scotsman advertising butterscotch.The poster come to life talks to her and soon we see some wee bonny lassies perform a jazzy Scottish number.Shortly thereafter Hal with aid of his Buster Keaton like helper manage to help her leave the apartment to go to the Sign Painter's Ball. We get some more fine singing and dancing and some how a happy ending.It would be nice if this and other wonderful Vitaphone Shorts were available on Video.


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