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Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (1933)

While New York is gripped by a roller skating fad, Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra performs at a night club with everyone on skates. Teenaged Sylvia Froos pops in to sing a couple songs and a novelty skating trio performs intricate routines.

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Eddie Duchin (as Eddie Duchin)
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Sylvia Froos
Earl ...
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Jack ...
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Betty ...
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In a nightclub setting, pianist Eddy Duchin and his orchestra play several popular tunes of the day. Sylvia Froos joins them for two songs. The novelty skating team of Earl, Jack, and Betty also perform. And the entire nightclub staff, including the orchestra, wears roller skates! Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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25 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1558. See more »

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The first name of Eddy Duchin is misspelled in the title credits as "Eddie". See more »

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The skating act "Earl, Jack and Betty" is introduced by Eddy Duchin. See more »

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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

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Sylvia
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Music by Oley Speaks
Performed by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra
Played during Earl, Jack and Betty's skating act
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Not a Classic But Fun Short
6 October 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (1933)

*** (out of 4)

When people mention Eddy Duchin it's usually in connection with his bio-pic from 1956 that had Tyrone Power playing him. It's strange that his would get a picture of his own but it's also funny because this Vitaphone short actually misspells his name in the credit. As you can tell by the title, Eddie should actually be Eddy but I guess he got the final laugh when MGM put his right name in a film. Sylvia, From Me to You, Shadow Waltz, Lullaby of the Leaves are just a few of the songs that are performed here. Like a lot of these early Vitaphone shorts, there's certainly nothing ground breaking to them and they're certainly far from classics but if you're a fan of older music then you'll probably find yourself enjoying it. Sylvia Froos, again, no major star, has a pleasant voice and I thought she was easy on the eyes so it was fun seeing her. Duchin doesn't get as much screen time as you'd expect from someone in the title but he too was fairly charming and handled his lines quite well. "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" closes things out and was a pretty good version of the very familiar tune.


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