Dialogue and songs are all in rhyme (including one identical song), in the manner of later Columbia film "Woman Haters." Jack Osterman is smitten with a woman on a park bench, and cannot ... See full summary »

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(as Conrad, Mitchell and Gottler), (as Conrad, Mitchell and Gottler) | 1 more credit »
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Jack Osterman ...
Mr. Umpa, medical patient
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Blonde nurse, Mr. Umpa's girl
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Nurse
Gus Reed ...
Dr. Truly A. Singer
Donald Roberts ...
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Samuel Adams ...
Policeman at trial (as Sam Adams)
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Dialogue and songs are all in rhyme (including one identical song), in the manner of later Columbia film "Woman Haters." Jack Osterman is smitten with a woman on a park bench, and cannot stop saying the word "Umpa" for the rest of the film, which involves his treatment by a doctor and his singing and dancing temptress nurses. Written by <mintunmusic@earthlink.net>

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24 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Lessons in Love  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Wacky pre-code short
24 June 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

Starring "The Bad Boy of Broadway", Jack Osterman (1903-1939), UM-PA concerns a flaky young man (Jack looking like Desi Arnez) who has a hang up of saying "Um-Pa" This sound effect/word is used to replace either the word "sex", "women", or desire. He nearly dies on an operating table, and falls in love with his nurse. He is forced to either go to jail or marry the nurse. A year later, Jack becomes the father of quintuplet boys. This is a musical short done totally in song or ryhming dialog. The film co-stars Lois January (1913- ) who plays one of the nurses. She was in a lot of these early rare musical shorts. One of her claims to fame is she is the woman holding the siamese cat that distracts Toto from the balloon in WIZARD OF OZ.


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