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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