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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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Vitaphone production reel #834See more »
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Fun short, 12 March 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

This enjoyable short features the Mound City Blue Blowers and Doris Walker (performers I had never heard of). Lew Hearn as the small town Opera House manager makes an introduction telling the audience that the scheduled performers couldn't make it because the road was washed out. He then tells them "It's our policy not to refund money so enjoy the show as best as you can." I especially enjoyed the numbers "I ain't go nobody" and "Let me call you sweetheart." The short ends with a quirky and fun dance number. Many decades ago, I was in a very small town in Nebraska that still had a well preserved Opera House (no longer used as that, though); it was a grand old and small building. I can easily imagine performances such as those in this short being held there. A by-gone era that this short wonderfully captures.

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