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The Sound of Laughter (1963)

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A compilation that features film clips mostly from Educational Film Company comedies of the 1930s



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Cast overview, first billed only:
College professor (master of ceremonies)
Elmer (archive footage)
Russian count (edited from: Money On Your Life) (archive footage)
Bing (archive footage)
Singer in grocery store (edited from: Going Spanish) (archive footage)
Egbert, alias Roland Montague (edited from: Montague the Magnificent) (archive footage)
Harry Ritz ...
Hotel manager (edited from: Hotel Anchovy) (archive footage) (as The Ritz Brothers)
Al Ritz ...
Hotel house detective (edited from: Hotel Anchovy) (archive footage) (as The Ritz Brothers)
Jimmy Ritz ...
Hotel bellboy (edited from: Hotel Anchovy) (archive footage) (as The Ritz Brothers)
Singer with cocktail glasses (archive footage)
Ballerina (edited from: Bashful Ballerina) (archive footage)
Singer on telephone (edited from: Million Dollar Melody) (archive footage)
Will Mahoney ...
Tap dancer (edited from: She's My Lilly, I'm Her Willie) (archive footage)
Hillbilly singer (edited from: Way Up Thar) (archive footage)


Ed Wynn narrates this compilation of short subjects produced in the 1930s by Educational Pictures. Educational's talent roster included young performers on the way up, older stars who were still popular, and Broadway and vaudeville headliners. This feature offers a representative sampling from all three categories. The clips are not identified, but the major sequences are taken from GRAND SLAM OPERA and ONE-RUN ELMER with Buster Keaton, THE HITCH HIKER with Harry Langdon, HOTEL ANCHOVY with The Ritz Brothers, DREAM HOUSE with Bing Crosby, POPPIN' THE CORK with Milton Berle, MONTAGUE THE MAGNIFICENT with Bert Lahr, GOING SPANISH with Bob Hope and Leah Ray, THE INVENTORS with Col. Stoopnagle and Budd, GLAD RAGS TO RICHES with Shirley Temple, and CUPID TAKES A HOLIDAY with Danny Kaye. Shorter clips appear from the Educational shorts MR. WIDGET, DATES AND NUTS, THE BASHFUL BALLERINA, MILLION DOLLAR MELODY, SHE'S MY LILLY, WAY UP THAR, ALL-AMERICAN KICKBACK, and TWO LAME DUCKS, among ... Written by Scott MacGillivray

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Release Date:

17 December 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nevetés hangja  »

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1.37 : 1
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