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Mills Blue Rhythm Band (1933)

 -  Short | Music  -  1933 (USA)
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Musical and dance acts perform, first at a night club, then at a "rent party."



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Sally Gooding ...
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Hamtree Harrington
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Musical and dance acts perform, first at a night club, then at a "rent party."

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Vitaphone production reel #1586. See more »


(I Would Do) Anything for You
Written by W. Alexander Hill (as Alexander Hill), Claude Hopkins and Bob Williams
Performed by the Mills Blue Rhythm Band during the rope jumping act
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How is it that this band wasn't more famous?
24 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent Vitaphone short--with great music and terrific dancing. I was surprised, then, that the Mills Blue Rhythm Band wasn't more famous. I'd never heard of them and this is their only credit listed on IMDb. Their music is very typical of the nice stuff that was being performed by other black performers at New York's "Cotton Club" and aside from a few (such as Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway), most of the rest have been forgotten. It's a shame, as I really enjoyed this and the great tap dancing.

However, this is a short that some today might take offense to--so I am warning you. One character is the stereotypical black man of the time and at the end, there is a song and dance number with folks decked out in ridiculous supposedly native attire. Aside from putting a bone through all their noses, it couldn't have been much worse. It's a shame as otherwise this is a great short and one that will impress.

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