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The Audition (1933)

 -  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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Hannah Williams ...
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Three X Sisters ...
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Larry & Larry ...
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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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8 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters: The Audition  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1494 See more »

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What a Life! (Trying to Live Without You)
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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Charlotte Kent
Performed by Phil Emerton's Band
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Watch it just for the break-dancing tap-dancers!!
25 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

On a lark, I recently picked up a six DVD set of Vitaphone shorts that feature jazz and big band music. "The Audition" is about average for them but stands out a bit because of the amazing dance routine of Larry & Larry.

The super-thin plot involves some musical folks supposedly trying out for some big-wig. The music is provided by Phil Emerton's band. You get to see and hear Hannah Williams sing "Get Happy", a song about showboats (which is okay) by the Three X Sisters as well as watch Larry & Larry dance a number that literally looks like you merged tap-dancing with 1980s break-dancing! Many of their moves surprised me, as this seemed decades too early for such dancing. I also liked how they performed this on a wooden floor covered in dirt, as by the time they were finished, they'd gotten progressively dirtier! Pretty wild stuff.


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