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 ...
Himself - Dave Apollon
Tommy Rafferty ...
Himself - Tap Dancer
Clark & Halliday ...
Themselves - Dancers
Yvonne Moray ...
Herself - Dancer
Caryl Gould ...
Herself - Singer
The Savoy Dancers ...
Themselves - 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Musical





Release Date:

8 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1936-1937 season) #29: Movie-Mania  »

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1.37 : 1
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When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry
Music by Emery Deutsch
Performed by Dave Apollon (mandolin solo)
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Why haven't I heard of him before?
8 November 2004 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on TCM and was very impressed. Apollon was multi talented. He played the mandolin flawlessly. I am a longtime bluegrass fan and don't think I've every heard anybody play that fast without a single mistake. His tap-dancing was pretty fair, too, though we didn't get to see too much of it in this one-reeler.

How do these guys not get noticed, but others with no obvious talent seem to go much further? Judging from this flick, it must have a lot to do with personality. He seems very arrogant, and I assume he was as he did not seem like much of an actor.

Thanks to Ted Turner for unearthing this and so many other interesting if not classic pictures. I can almost forgive you for the whole colorization thing.

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