A young socialite and a rich playboy elope to Atlantic City. However, she soon realizes he's not the man she wants him to be and tries to call off the wedding. A jewelry store robbery, murder and other mayhem are soon involved.
Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »
Hewitt T. Wheless,
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A nation preparing for war must match people with jobs they can do well. This film shows how a Ph.D., a chimp, and three dogs help design aptitude tests for men applying for work. The tests... See full summary »
This travelogue of Canada's Jasper National Park starts with a visit to the totem pole in the town, then to Lac Beauvert and the park's lodge and bungalows, where more than 600 guests enjoy... See full summary »
Here's another Warner short from their New York office, which turned out countless one-reelers that were meant to show off musical talent. More times than not it was director Jean Negulesco turning these films out and while many would probably turn the other way from them today, fans of forgotten music will find these films to be highly entertaining. Glen Gray and dance band play four songs with each of them coming off extremely strong and worth watching. We kick things off with the 'Hep and Happy' which has the band leader doing a rather nice job at switching up the tempo from slow to fast and then back and forth. 'Purple Moonlight' is probably the best known out of the four songs and it too comes off extremely well. 'Broom Street' and 'The Darktown Strutters' Ball' are the final two numbers and the fast-paced tempo continues to grow throughout the four songs. This was the first time I had seen or heard Gray and for the most part I found his particular style to be pretty entertaining. I really enjoyed the way he kept changing the tempo where the song seems slow and drawn out but then the next second he kicks things into a feverish pace. There's some pretty good cinematography as well including the use of a trick mirror that has the director putting a couple band members in front of it but the mirror makes it seems as if there are dozens of people performing.
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