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Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

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Andy
Ethel Sykes ...
Dora
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Radio Station Manager
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Shirley
Florence Gill ...
Singer on Radio Program
The Meglin Kiddies ...
Students (as Meglin Kiddies Band)
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Schoolteacher Andy Wilson makes his usual morning stop for coffee and donuts at Dora's Home Bakery. Today he enjoys talking to Dora so much that he is late to school for the first time. Later that day, Dora tells him about some wonderful new donuts that she has made. Andy is so impressed with them that he decides to have his students help him make a radio commercial, in order to help Dora sell her new product. Written by Snow Leopard

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1 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Doras Pfannkuchen sind die besten  »

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| (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Dora: How did you ever think it up, Andy?
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Shirley and the Band
5 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although this film has come down to us as a Shirley Temple short, the stars are really Andy Clyde playing a school teacher and his fiancé who runs a place called Dora's Dunkin' Donuts. I wonder if some famous company might not have stolen part of that name.

Andy's kids in the local school have been formed into a musical orchestra including Shirley Temple who's there just because she's cute and adorable. Andy's fiancé Ethel Sykes get the bright idea to use the kids on a local radio station to advertise her place and the great donuts she makes.

Andy Clyde comes off as a kind of poor man's Mr. Chips as the kids range in age from the teens to barely school age as is Shirley. The orchestra isn't exactly the Philharmonic and could even give competition to Harold Hill and his 'think' system from the music man. But it's all kind of nice fun and definitely one of Shirley Temple's better short subjects.


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