"Rhumba Land" (the correct title) is one of the Universal shorts that
came from producer Ben K. Blake's Stable of Shorts Production, which is
usually bad news, but the cast of performers offset that.
The headliner is Wini Shaw, who sings two numbers in her intriguingly
throaty voice, including "The Lady in Red." Vivien Fay does a dance
turn, as does comic-dancer Jimmy Clemons. Darryl Harpa (spelled
correctly) and his Orchestra provide the music for all the numbers,
including a Rhumba-dance exhibition by the ball-room team of The
Theodores (no, not that Theodores--this pair has a "The" in front of
their name), and Alfredo Seville & The Singing Charros vocalize a
Ben K. Blake's talent roster usually was filled from top to bottom of a
bunch of Who-Dats, but Shaw, Fay and Clemons overcome that here.
Add another review