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The Yacht Party (1932)

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On a set resembling a yacht, Roger Wolfe Kahn leads his orchestra in several popular tunes of the day. Billed and un-billed guest acts also perform. At the end, Kahn thrills his guests by piloting a biplane.

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Roger Wolfe Kahn & Orchestra ...
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Gertrude Nissen (as Gertrude Nissen)
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It's daytime. Roger Wolfe Kahn and his orchestra perform for an audience of swells seated on the deck of a yacht. The orchestra plays several numbers, Gertrude Niesen sings, Melissa Mason does her loose-limbed dance, a handful of singers dressed as sailors and crewmen perform, then, in the sky, a barnstormer pilots a biplane through some loop de loops while the music plays and the audience gazes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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29 September 1932 (USA)  »

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You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
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Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by Roger Wolfe Kahn & Orchestra
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Nice Music and Some Crazy Legs
1 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Yacht Party, The (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Warner short has Roger Wolfe Kahn and his orchestra working on a yacht where they go into several famous music numbers including You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?), Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Crazy People and Sweet and Hot. If you're a fan of these early music-laden shorts then this one here will certainly keep you entertained. There's no question directors like Mack had to work with a very low budget as the yacht here is obviously a set but that's okay as it doesn't take anything away from the real reason to watch. The musical numbers are a lot better than one might expect as Kahn comes off very relaxed and entertaining. He has a certain charm that really jumps off the screen even though we don't get to see him too much. The highlight of the film would have to be Melissa Mason who does an incredibly strange dance where she kicks her legs just about every way possible and most of the time she's doing it in a non-human way. You're eyes will certainly be glued to her act as I really don't recall seeing anything like it before.


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