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Flippen's Frolics (1936)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 15 July 1936 (USA)
In a New York City cabaret setting, Jay. C. Flippen (using his Colonel Flippen character, as J. C. Flippen) emcees and introduces various stage, vaudeville and radio acts and performers, ... See full summary »

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Colonel Flippen - Master of Ceremonies (as J.C.Flippen)
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Herself - Baby Rose Marie (as Baby Rose Marie)
Jay Seiler ...
Himself - Jay Seiler - Eccentric Dancer
Lewis Seiler ...
Himself - Lew Seiler - Eccentric Dancer (as Lew Seiler)
Bill Powers ...
Himself - Dancer
Sid Walker ...
Himself - Comedian
The Manhattanites ...
Themselves - Singing Trio
Bill Powers' Steppers ...
Themselves - Dancing Ensemble
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In a New York City cabaret setting, Jay. C. Flippen (using his Colonel Flippen character, as J. C. Flippen) emcees and introduces various stage, vaudeville and radio acts and performers, including Rose Marie), when still billed as Baby Rose Marie, who does a couple of song-and-dance numbers.. A singing trio called The Manhattanites sings a song and Bill POwers and His Steppers do some stepping. Flippen and Lew Seiler pair up to do a vaudeville routine. And all done in exactly 18 minutes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Comedy | Music

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15 July 1936 (USA)  »

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Mentone Musical Comedies #13B: Flippen's Frolics  »

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Baby Rose Marie was introduced simply as Rose Marie. See more »

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Music by Ford Dabney
Lyrics by Cecil Mack and Lew Brown
Performed by Rose Marie
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Musical Short
7 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Jay C. Flippen may be best remembered today from his movie roles in the 1950s, when he played a gruff and likable but ultimately corrupt authority figure. However, he came from Broadway, and earlier, radio. Before that, he was a story-telling comic on the vaudeville circuit with a manner that suggested his occasional blackface performances. At the time this movie was made, he seems to have been hosting an amateur talent show on radio -- perhaps that is an invention of this short. Some decent talent appears and it ends.

It's one of the musical shorts produced by Mentone for distribution by Universal Pictures. There were about 80 of them in the mid to late 1930s, mostly directed by Milton Schwartzwald. After the Mentone shorts ended, Schwartzwald wound up in Universal's music department.


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