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The Audition (1933)

Approved | | Short, Music | 8 July 1933 (USA)

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Phil Emerton and his band play tunes and accompany guest performers, including acrobatic tap dancers Larry & Larry.

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Complete credited cast:
Hannah Williams ...
Herself
Three X Sisters ...
Themselves
Larry & Larry ...
Themselves
Phil Emerton ...
Himself - Band Leader
Phil Emerton's Band ...
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Phil Emerton's Band plays for booker Mr. Rogers, who gives Phil some ideas for staging the numbers. Hannah Williams joins in with songs and ideas for a Southern levee sequence. After numbers by The Three X Sisters and the tap team of Larry & Larry, Mr. Rogers realizes he has mistaken Phil Emerton's Band for the Royal Acadians. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Short | Music

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8 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1932-1933 season) #12: The Audition  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

What a Life! (Trying to Live Without You)
(uncredited)
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Charlotte Kent
Performed by Phil Emerton's Band
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Worth Watching for Williams
1 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Audition, The (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Warner short has musician Phil Emerton leading his band who are accompanied by a few other acts. Included are Hannah Williams doing "Get HappY", the Three X Sisters doing "Here Comes the Show Boat" and "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny". The music is built around the plot of a producer trying to explain how to produce a good movie short. Fans of classic music will want to check this out for the Jazz work of Williams who does a very good job with Get Happy. I'm sure just about everyone has heard at least one version of the song with the one by Judy Garland being the most famous but Williams is a real firecracker here and delivers an electric version full of nice jams. The other acts left me a bit cold with the Three X Sisters coming off more weird than anything else. The Larry & Larry act wasn't too bad but today it seems like something no one would be paying attention to as it was performed during a halftime show at a basketball game.


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