Up 387,576 this week

George Hall and His Orchestra (1937)

Approved  |   |  Short, Music  |  9 January 1937 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 6 user

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. ... See full summary »


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1833 titles
created 18 Mar 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: George Hall and His Orchestra (1937)

George Hall and His Orchestra (1937) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of George Hall and His Orchestra.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Helen Vinson
Female (1933)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson
Dead End (1937)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart
The Hard Guy (1930)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An unemployed man hangs around his flat.

Director: Arthur Hurley
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Alexander, Arch Hendricks
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bob and his fiancé try to break the news of their engagement to her father, the mayor, who is having a very bad day.

Director: Lloyd French
Stars: Bob Hope, Ruth Hall, Lionel Stander
Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Joe E. Brown bets Edward G. Robinson dinner that Brown can beat golf master Bobby Jones in a game. Brown hedges the bet by arranging for Jones to hit Brown's drives and Brown to hit Jones's... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Bobby Jones, O.B. Keeler, Joan Blondell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A short containing a compilation of outtakes taken from films shot in 1936.

Stars: Ross Alexander, Humphrey Bogart, George Brent


Complete credited cast:
George Hall ...
George Hall and His Orchestra ...
Dolly Dawn ...
Herself - Singer
Johnny McKeever ...
Himself - Singer
George Hermann
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Eddie, the Manager


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Music






Release Date:

9 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters (1936-1937 season) #7: George Hall and His Orchestra  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Vitaphone production reel #2056. See more »


Night and Day
Music by Cole Porter
Played by George Hall and His Orchestra during Eddie's dream
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

George Hall And His Orchestra (Roy Mack, 1936) **
14 April 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This short subject (many similar efforts were made at this time to promote particular songs or, as is the case here, bands) is included on the Warners DVD of their gangster picture BULLETS OR BALLOTS (1936). Being a one-reeler, the film is quite harmless in itself – and, at least, manages to poke fun at the people involved since they're ostensibly seeking out a contract and, being broke, can't afford hotel accommodation and, so, have to make do with the theater where the audition is to be held for their sleeping quarters! The punchline is that the next morning, construction workers arrive and start tearing the place down…which suggests that the band is outmoded as the theater itself, and that they've all been taken for a ride (just as they had themselves done to the colored and, typically for this era, indolent nightwatchman when one of their number had donned a skeletal outfit to scare the boy out of his wits). All in all, however, it seems depressing to me that so many of these inconsequential fillers have survived over the years and are being allowed a new lease on life via the DVD format when many a noteworthy film (or portions from same) has been lost to the ravages of time!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
George Hall + his Orchestra Neilthor
Discuss George Hall and His Orchestra (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: