Kiddie Revue (1930)

Passed  |   |  Short, Music  |  15 March 1930 (USA)
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Singing and dancing numbers by juvenile performers.




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A small boy in a tuxedo, using a comic voice imitating Jack Benny, introduces several numbers performed by children. The curtain parts for each act, the stage behind the curtain is deep and narrow: a couple doing an adagio dance, with touches of ballet; three girls singing and tap dancing; a soprano singing light opera; an acrobatic tap dancer; and, a parade of preschoolers. Gus Edwards wrote most of the music; Waggner and Cobb wrote the lyrics. Written by <>

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Release Date:

15 March 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gus Edwards' Kiddie Revue  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)


(2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Originally meant to be a segment of the unfinished MGM musical The March of Time (1930). See more »


Babies a la Mode
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Gus Edwards
Lyrics by George Waggner and Will D. Cobb
Sung by an unidentified female
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A Laff Riot
16 April 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

Caught The Kiddie Revue on TMC, which plays it as a One Reel Wonder. This is a really fun short. The tuxedoed tyke who introduces the acts looks like a tiny adult and has real style. The highlight is a group of four girls who sing the 'Poop-a-Doop' song, which is amazingly cute, adorable and hilarious, and let me say, those gals really sing it well. There's dance acts and various weirdness, like a tap-dancing contortionist, and some of it's kinda dull, but it all ends in a rousing finale where almost all the little kiddies dance and belt out the catchy 'Poop-a-Doop.'

The film is sepia tone and seems to have been reconstructed, since there are several frame drop-outs which may indicate a re-splicing. I'm glad this one was saved. It's well worth the ten or fifteen minute investment of your time.

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