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Nine O'Clock Folks (1931)

 -  Short | Musical | Comedy  -  1931 (USA)
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In this short, various acts perform musical numbers before an audience in a theater. One of these acts is a tap dancer whose shoes have extensions on them that allow him to balance on the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Mound City Blue Blowers ...
The Tunerville Trio / Music Group (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Whitey and Ed Ford ...
Man and Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Aaron Sisters ...
Vocal Trio
Jack Bland ...
Musician (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Roy Fant ...
Master of Ceremonies
Eddie Lang ...
Musician (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Red McKenzie ...
Musician (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Dick Slevin ...
Musician (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
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In this short, various acts perform musical numbers before an audience in a theater. One of these acts is a tap dancer whose shoes have extensions on them that allow him to balance on the ends as one might use stilts. In the finale, a dog in the audience performs tricks. The title refers to the curfew in the town. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Vitaphone production reel #1220. See more »

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Chicken Reel
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Traditional
Danced by the eccentric dancer
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The Mound City Blue Blowers are the best part of the short.
19 September 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Well, well well. What do we have here? A stupid hillbilly short. So we get to see a bunch of hick acts including a dancing man with big shoes (who's okay), a horrific female vocal trio, and an idiotic emcee. Oh. And the dog. Apparently hillbillies can't tell the difference between a drunkard and a dog. (It's a mystery how they ever got that dog into that little suit and hat!)

But amidst all the silliness and stupidity, a light shines out in the darkness...The Mound City Blue Blowers! Yes! Everybody's favorite comb-and-paper soloist, Red McKenzie, is there with his band. Jack Bland and a young Eddie Condon are on strings, and the three of them really heat things up. Unfortunately, the experience is marred by an awful man on whisk brooms and suitcase. Frank "Josh" Billings, with his blacked-out teeth and hillbilly haircut completely undercuts the greatness of the band, and, even more unfortunately, the camera remains on Billings and his suitcase most of the time, and not on the real musicians.

If you can get past the idiot hillbillies, then it's a good short. I suggest skipping the rest of the short and watching only the part with the Blue Blowers. And I suggest watching that part with your eyes shut.


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