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Movie-Mania (1937)

 -  Short | Comedy | Musical  -  8 May 1937 (USA)
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Dave Apollon is a one-man production staff, who puts on a stage show as writer, director, producer, bandleader, art director, and other jobs.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dave Apollon ...
Dave Apollon, Producer
Tommy Rafferty ...
Tap Dancer
Clark & Halliday ...
Themselves / Dancers
Yvonne Moray ...
Herself / Dancer
Caryl Gould ...
Herself / Singer
The Savoy Dancers ...
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A producer, Dave Appolon, is on the set of his newest film, "Dark Eyes," where he thinks he has to do everything: he hires and fires, he plays the lover and the mandolin in a gypsy scene, he dances the male lead in a Spanish dance on another sound stage, he puts a singer under contract and listens to her sing, he calls for a ballet dancer who does a tap solo, and then he hosts the opening of his own film: he conducts the band, welcomes a couple who dance "Romeo and Juliet," and dances himself with new talent after giving her a big smooch. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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broadway brevity

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Short | Comedy | Musical

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8 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone Production Reels #2084-2085 See more »

Soundtracks

When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry
(uncredited)
Music by Emery Deutsch
Performed by Dave Apollon (mandolin solo)
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Competent, not special
25 September 2005 | by (Shelby, NC) – See all my reviews

Competent musicians, slightly below average vaudeville comedy, dancing is barely mediocre except for the male tap dancer who is fun to watch for the first minute, but then you can't wait for him to be done.

It's good to hear a steel guitar used as prominently as it is in this short.

Appolon's mandolin playing is pretty good and worth watching.

The characters around Appolon could just as well have been cardboard cutouts, especially the band which has no life whatsoever.

Appolon's native Russian accent is so cheesy, you almost think he's doing some kind of schtick rather than actually having an accent.

Bottom line: If it's on and nothing else is, give it 20 minutes of your time.


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