George Hall and his orchestra couldn't find a hotel in the city where they are scheduled to appear, so they break into the basement of the theater in which they will perform the next day. ...
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George Hall and his orchestra couldn't find a hotel in the city where they are scheduled to appear, so they break into the basement of the theater in which they will perform the next day. They rehearse some musical numbers, and other songs are performed in dream sequences. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A few musicians are trying to make their big break but considering they have no money for a motel they decide to just sleep in a theatre basement. Throughout the night they "dream" about breaking into the business as well as rehears a few numbers. Overall this isn't the best short put out by Warner and Vitaphone but there are a few interesting bits that make it worth sitting through if you're a fan of this eras music. The most noticeable part happens when a black janitor (appears like an unbilled Willie Best) comes in not knowing the musicians are there and they decide to do a "skeleton dance" to scare him away. Many people have objected to this sequence and the DVD even featured an apology from Warner but I thought it really wasn't needed as the studio and Hollywood in general did much more damaging and offensive things than this. Cole Porter's 'Night and Day' gets a quick shot here but the highlight has to be 'When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South', which features Dolly Dawn singing. THe rest of the numbers are decent at best but considering this things runs just under 9-minutes there's really nothing too bad or boring here. Again, this is just mainly going to be for music fans.
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