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Release Date:
20 August 1929 (USA) See more »
The Mound City Blue Blowers and Doris Walker perform popular songs of the day. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lew Hearn ... Opera House Manager
Doris Walker ... Emma Perkins
The Mound City Blue Blowers ... Music Group
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Billings ... Pecussionist (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Jack Bland ... Banjo player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Carl Kress ... Guitar player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Red McKenzie ... Comb player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)

Directed by
Murray Roth (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Warner Bros. (1929) (USA) (theatrical)
  • MGM/UA Home Video (1996) (USA) (video) (included in the "Vitaphone Shorts: a 70th Anniversary Celebration" collection) (laserdisc)
  • Warner Home Video (2010) (USA) (DVD) (included in the "Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy Shorts Collection")

Additional Details

9 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the best variety short ever, 10 August 2003
Author: brausahol from Los Angeles

Superb music, great guitar & banjo playing, beautiful singing, and a quirky little dance number at the finale make for 9 brilliant musical minutes. Released in 1929, "The Opry House" is more hip and modern than anything made today for MTV or VH1. Yet, it has an unpretentious, nostalgic charm that only adds to its luster. A masterwork.

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