Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »
The Nicholas Brothers,
The 3 Whippets
The newspaper "The Morning After associated with The Night Before" has not much to print except for its radio news. Here, some of the articles come to life, like the ones about Baby Rose ... See full summary »
Frank Novak Jr.
A cute gal carrying a title card announces each of four acts. The six-member Honey family - three women and three men - perform acrobatics. Reece and Dunn sing a ballad in harmony with ... See full summary »
An immigrant has become a mailman on Radio Row. One of his first duties is to deliver letters to Bunny Poe, Vera Van, Ramon & Rosalie and George Jessel, each of them is doing a specialty, ... See full summary »
Coming back from a Ocean trip to New York, Loyce Whiteman, Harry Barris and Art Jarrett decide to visit composer Burton Lane, who is also aboard to rehearse a little. Saxophonists Benny ... See full summary »
Jerry Wald has to write about radio, visiting Sid Gary gives him the tip it might be more easy for him to write this article at the radio station than at his newspaper office. At the studio... See full summary »
A radio salesman is trying to sell some gypsies a radio. But they have their easy to operate crystal ball, that even works as a TV. They show him how easy it works by listening to the ... See full summary »
Margie is a reporter on a tabloid newspaper. Her assignment is to find out whether there is any truth to the rumor that college football star Babe Booth is secretly married. To get her ... See full summary »
Alfred J. Goulding
James C. Morton
The Happines Boys Billy Jones and Earnie Hare are invited to a party, but separate themselves from the rest of the guests, so they can not be urged to perform. However, they are watching ... See full summary »
J.C Flippen acts as MC on a broadcast from a short vacation cruise of many New York based radio personalities of 1932. Among them are Tess Gardella, Johny Marvin, Bill Hall, Baby Rosemarie ... See full summary »
Jay C. Flippen,
When the apartment owner points to his apartment number, then reaches to rotate the '6' back to a '9', he uses his left hand. His right hand is holding a note...but it is a right hand in the close-up, which makes the change. When we return to the longer shot, his right hand is still holding onto the note. See more »
Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Second Group) #1 (1934)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
Somewhat legendary gossip columnist Eddie Bruce is host for this first entry in the second series of shorts. This time Eddie is sitting at his desk talking on the radio when he introduces the three acts that we're going to see. Tito Guizar plays "Zuni, Zuni", a Mexican sounding number. Shirley Howard performs "Don't Blame Me" and The Men About Town perform "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore". The setting is certainly different in this group of musical numbers but in the end none of them are really good enough to where you'd want to listen to them more than once. If I had to pick I'd probably go with Guizar as being the best as at least his guitar playing as a catchy tune to it. The Howard songs isn't too bad, lyrics wise, but I can't say her voice thrilled me. The Men About Town sound pretty good but the song itself is pretty bland. Bruce has some nice energy that he pushes across the screen but his jokes fall pretty flat. The highlight of the movie comes at the very end with a comedy sketch where Alan Reed plays a stuttering man who wants to open a bank account but the banker (Gene Lockhart) can't understand what he's saying. Rude humor but it's funny.
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