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Dreamland Capers (1958)

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The film is structured as a vaudeville show, with the sounds of a band and a live audience. In between strip-tease dancers, comics Edward Innes and John Maloney entertain, sometimes with ... See full summary »
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Edward Innes ...
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Jean Carter ...
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Valetta ...
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Venus ...
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Satalyte ...
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Justa Dream ...
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Ray Vaughn ...
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Dot Hackley ...
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Jacqueline Hurley ...
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The film is structured as a vaudeville show, with the sounds of a band and a live audience. In between strip-tease dancers, comics Edward Innes and John Maloney entertain, sometimes with Jean Carter. She also gets to sing risqué songs. Ray Vaughn plays bottles and washboard with pans; Dot Hackley does rope tricks; and, Jacqueline Hurley, in scanty attire, performs contortions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Snoozerama
12 February 2015 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Apparently typical of what burlesque houses played as filler, DREAMLAND CAPERS isn't even interesting as an artifact. Perhaps if the filmmakers had popped for some big-breast legends like Virginia Bell, Ann Howe or Tempest Storm, one could keep awake watching. Remember - you didn't have amenities like fast-forward back in the theatrical exhibition days.

I found one stripper, a brunette named Lady Midnight, to be a class act, but the rest is forgettable. One novelty act plays "Jingle Bells" on whiskey bottles, and a topically named stripper goes under the handle Satellite. What supposedly passes as entertainment includes rodeo queen Dot Mackly boring us with roping technique, when the fans want peeling.

On the way to the finale of headliner Justa Dream doing her harem dance, I was interested in an ancient vaudeville bit of "Man on the Street" routines, a favorite bit I grew up with watching Steve Alllen spotlight Louis Nye, Tom Poston and Don Knotts. In fact I'd much rather watch old episodes of Allen, perhaps featuring Lenny Bruce, than these lousy girlie shows..


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