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Musical Movieland (1944)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Short  |  9 September 1944 (USA)
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A group of tourists is given a tour of a movie studio lot. They see the various permanent sets that are used for different types of movies, and they appear to watch the filming of several productions in progress. Musical numbers from several previous Warner Bros. Technicolor shorts are edited into this short to create the illusion.

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Uncredited cast:
Scotty Beckett ...
Young Prince (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Ranger Bob Crain (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jerry Colonna ...
The Texas Tornado (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Dare ...
Young Dutchwoman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Warren Douglas ...
Tourist (uncredited)
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Sailor with Tour (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ...
Tourist in Gray Hat (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Orchestra Leader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angela Greene ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ...
Old King Cole (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sybil Jason ...
Scottish Girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dickie Jones ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Kathryn Kane ...
Joan Mason (archive footage) (uncredited)
Felix Knight ...
Young Dutchman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ...
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"Movieland" - movie studios - are magical worlds of make believe, where one can figuratively travel from place to place and culture to culture. This musical trip through a movie studio takes both the viewer and people touring the studio on site to many of these lands of make believe. These settings include: Pete's Old Frontier Cafe on Western Street in the Texas frontier; a native settlement on the Indian set; a Canadian scene featuring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; a canal situated next to a windmill in Holland; a British palace featuring the changing of the guards; a hula village on a South Pacific island; a land of Mother Goose nursery rhymes; and a glamorous fountain and spiral staircase adorned stage where a multitude of musical styles can be presented. Written by Huggo

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9 September 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Technicolor Specials (1943-1944 season) #6: Musical Movieland  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1268A. See more »

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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

She'd Rather Dance Than Love
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Performed by Evelyn Thawl (tap dance) with dance troupe
From Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)
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16 December 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a cobbled-together musical short subject, derived from several old shorts, and held together by a nominal tour group wandering around the Warner Brothers lot. It works all right in an odd way, including the three-strip Technicolor 'Indian Dance' shot with Busby Berkley interludes -- the silly costumes are meant to show off the brightness of the process since these shorts date from the period when Technicolor was still more of a curiosity than part of the vocabulary of the movies.

The most interesting part, for this old fan of the 'spot the star' game is to be able to finally put a face to Bess, Flowers, 'The Queen of the Extras'. She's a member of the group being shown around the lot and you can spot Bess by the grey pillbox hat she wears.


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