Two night watchmen hear songs performed in a haunted pawn shop.




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Cast overview:
Noble Sissle ...
Noble Sissle - Band Leader
Cora La Redd ...
Singer / Dancer
The Washboard Serenaders ...
Novelty Band
F.E. Miller ...
Night Watchman (as Miller)
Night Watchman (as Moreland)


Two night watchmen hear songs performed in a haunted pawn shop.

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Short | Comedy | Music





Release Date:

15 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters (1932-1933 season) #9: That's the Spirit  »

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1491. See more »


Tiger Rag
Written by Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Tony Sbarbaro, Henry Ragas and Larry Shields
Performed by Noble Sissle and Band
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Salutations Your Own Sweet Self
6 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greetings &amp Salutations your own sweet self. I'm glad to see someone praising Mantan. He and similar comics like Stepin Fetchit have been so demeaned for racist caricatures, but Mantan more than any other comic of the type gave rich character performances; he conveyed much more than the stereotype people seem to believe they're seeing when they're just not paying attention. He invented the "Feets don't fail me now" routine but underlying the comedic fear he's subtly brave. If I had to face danger I'd be glad to have Mantan as companion.

Noble Sissle has made this musical short one of the greatest of the 1930s. Cora La Redd's singing is great, but her dance routine just about sets the screen on fire. Imagine being alive during the Harlem Renaissance and being able to go to a club and see her show. Gadzooks!

-paghat the ratgirl

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