In this 1939 short in the Melody Master series, that was re-released in 1948 and 1955, Artie Shaw) leads his orchestra in "Begin the Beguine","Nightmare", "Non-Stop Flight", "Let's Stop the... See full summary »

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In this 1939 short in the Melody Master series, that was re-released in 1948 and 1955, Artie Shaw) leads his orchestra in "Begin the Beguine","Nightmare", "Non-Stop Flight", "Let's Stop the Clock", sung by Helen Forrest, and "Pross Tchai"/"Good-bye", a comedy Russian number performed by saxophone player Tony Pastor). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Music

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20 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1938-1939 season) #13: Artie Shaw and His Orchestra  »

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Trivia

Vitaphone Production Reel #B214. See more »

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Helen Forrest and Tony Pastor are credited orally by Artie Shaw. See more »

Connections

Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

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Non-Stop Flight
Written by Artie Shaw
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
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Good historical short performance
23 February 2002 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

It is interesting to see Artie Shaw and Helen Forrest as they were in 1938. Growing up in the 1950's it put me about a generation away from their musical start. The film is a cookie-cutter short in black and

white, but the music is good and Begin the Beguine is a classic Artie Shaw performance. A young Helen Forrest is worth hearing and seeing, unfortunately the camera work is a static front shot.


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