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One for the Book (1940)

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On a desktop with many books, familiar characters in literature (such as Captain Kidd, Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe, and Rip Van Winkle) come out of their books after dark. When the ... See full summary »

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On a desktop with many books, familiar characters in literature (such as Captain Kidd, Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe, and Rip Van Winkle) come out of their books after dark. When the book "Minstrel Days" is placed on the desk, the people who emerge from this book put on an old fashioned minstrel show, with comedians, an orchestra, chorus, and dancing girls. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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3 February 1940 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reels #B224-225. See more »

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Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Betty Hutton with the Gae Foster Girls and ensemble
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Early Betty Hutton short!!
6 April 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Weird little film from 1939 with an early appearance by Betty Hutton, before she made it big at Paramount!! Some parts aren't too bad, while other parts are so bad, they are good!! Sort of like an early "Gong Show" episode, circa 1939, where everyone wants to appear in front of a camera and show the world just how bad their talent is!! The humor falls flat, while the musical numbers are not bad at all. The only part I really disliked was the minstrel part--I never did like that type of humor--I just don't understand why anyone would find that funny!! But, all in all, a nice slice of American humor(?) and music from way back when.


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