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The Dummy Talks (1943)

 |  Crime  |  25 October 1943 (UK)
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A ventriloquist is murdered, leaving a show to be done. So, a midget goes undercover as the dummy. But, he always needs to find the criminal!


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Cast overview:
Jack Warner ...
Claude Hulbert ...
Victor Harbord
Beryl Orde ...
Derna Hazell ...
Manning Whiley ...
Russell Warren
Charles Carson ...
G.H. Mulcaster ...
Piers Harriman
John Carol ...
Jimmy Royce
Ivy Benson ...
Herself, Orchestra Leader (as Ivy Benson's All Ladies Orchestra)
Manley & Austin ...
Themselves, Specialty Act
Sylvester & Nephew ...
Themselves, Specialty Act
Skating Avalons ...
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The Lai Founs ...
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A ventriloquist is murdered, leaving a show to be done. So, a midget goes undercover as the dummy. But, he always needs to find the criminal!

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Backstage musical
10 September 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a typical backstage musical of the 1940s.However i think that it is of greater interest because of the fact that it features virtually all the main acts shown on the Bill at the beginning of the film.So we start with the Chinese acrobats,work our way through the adagio to the Ivy Benson Band and to Jack Warner.So if you are interested in British music hall of this period then this film is most definitely for you.Having said that you will have to go out of your way to find it.Your best bet being ebay.The plot is one of the typical murder mysteries and is little interest other than the humour extracted out of it by Claude Hulbert.

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