Mr. Jans, the idea man at Globe Broadcasting Company, is about to lose his job because he's come up with no ideas. He proposes a broadcast from Dutch New Guinea, a land that hasn't changed in 10,000 years. His boss, Maxwell, approves the idea and sends Jans and Whalen, agreeing to pay Jans $5000 if the show succeeds. Once in New Guinea, the two radio men must audition the local talent then do the show. Singers, dancers, and a band perform. Meanwhile, Whalen can't remember why he tied a string around one of his fingers. What does he need to remember? Written by
The comedy is routine, the acting is pretty bad, the plot can be summarized in six words or less, but it's worth watching anyway, for a rare glimpse of the best Hollywood dancer of the late 1920s & early 1930s, Joyzelle Joyner. Joyzelle is not exactly a household name today, & neither was she well-known even in her heyday. But if you like interpretive dancing, she's well worth the effort in trying to find any of her (rare) appearances. She was featured in DeMille's "Sign of the Cross," a much easier to find film. In that one, she played a lesbian dancer (Hollywood's first lesbian portrayal?). On some film stills, she's portrayed as an "Oriental dancer," but she's only "Oriental" if that's a word used to describe persons of American heritage born in Alabama! I rate this 7/10, & six of those points are for Joyzelle's all too brief appearance.
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