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, ...
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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, except for Jessel, who's been interupted in his rehearsal by a fellow who wants him to appear on a benefit for starving "Moonlight-song writers". Jessel accepts and tells his mother that he won't be home for dinner, until he is told that the benefit is not in town but in Philadelphia. But the fellow has a pretty secretary... Written by
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Rambling 'Round Radio Row (Second Group) #2 (1934)
** (out of 4)
Patsy Flick plays an immigrant who gets a job as a mailman on Radio Row where he gets a chance to meet various stars. This second film in the series once again is rather hit and miss. Bonnie Poe, with an incredibly interesting voice, starts things off with "Puddin' Head Jones", which is mildly catchy but it's mostly due to her strange vocals. "Blue Hours" follows with a nice vocal job by Vera Van who most probably won't realize but she did dub the singing voices in TARZAN'S NEW YORK ADVENTURE. "A Moonlight Memory" is a better staged musical number with Ramon and Rosita doing a pretty good dance number. We end things with George Jessel doing "Molly Darlin". For the highlight I'd probably have to give it to Ramon and Rosita, although this certainly isn't something that would be done on the radio since no one would be able to see it. I guess it goes without saying that this sequence was movie only but the production values aren't too bad on it and the dancing was good. We get a comic sketch here as well but it's not too funny and pretty forgettable in the end.
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