This MGM short, part of the Crime does not Pay series, focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime. After a valuable shipment of manganese is blown up at a plant, the FBI try to find out ... See full summary »
Joseph M. Newman
Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to ... See full summary »
Heather is the lead singer for a band that is on its way to fame and fortune. Things get complicated when she becomes pregnant and has three men willing to be both husband and father. But her boss isn't one of them.
A small-town veterinarian inherits $2 million from his uncle, whom he hasn't seen for years. He decides to use some of his new-found wealth to fund a clean-up crusade against the gangster ... See full summary »
Rick and Dot, two penniless New Yorkers, meet and fall in love in Central Park. Promising to meet later, they separate. Dot is picked up by small-time hood Nick Sarno, posing as a police ... See full summary »
Sam Preston is a small-town newspaper publisher who suffers from wanderlust. Leaving his family (wife Ellen, two daughters and a son,) he thinks well-provided for, he packs a suitcase and ... See full summary »
A musical comedy revue is presented. A Russian Cossack character performs a song before introducing Marion Harris who sings a love song, he hopes to him. Then a man in black face does a comic recitation and tap dance on an incident in the life of Christopher Columbus. He then does an impersonation of all three of the Brox Sisters, who then come out themselves to conclude the revue by performing a couple of ballads. Written by
The title of this is "Gems of MGM". Well, in the gemological world, these gems MIGHT be quartz...at best! With such a big and important studio, you'd think they'd be able to do better than this! This is a dry, dreadful and, occasionally, gross little short film. It consists of Marion Harris, the Brox Sisters and Bechers Kiddie Ballet doing some routines that are old fashioned and uninteresting. But, to top it off, Benny Rubin does a black-face routine--one that is not just offensive but bad. In many ways, this is like some of the Vitaphone shorts--though the Vitaphone/Warner shorts usually featured GOOD acts--this MGM one does not! It's only of interest for its historical value. As entertainment, it's pretty awful.
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