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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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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 ...
Dance Ensemble


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 <>

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8 May 1937 (USA)  »

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23 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Movie-Mania (1937)

*** (out of 4)

Vitaphone short has Vaudeville performer Dave Apollon playing a know-it-all director who is making a new film that doesn't sit well with one man. Apollon gets to do various things including singing, dancing and playing the mandolin and it's clear he has talent but looking at his credits on IMDb you'll see he had a very short career in Hollywood. I always love catching this type of short on Turner Classic Movies because you get to see a part of history that is all but forgotten. I especially like catching these Vaudeville acts because most of them are very talented yet their level of success in Hollywood is usually very mixed. I'm not sure why this guy never caught on but this short does provide a lot of entertainment in its 20-minutes. The film starts off trying to tell what some would consider a story but then cuts loose and joins the musical category.

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