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An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)

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Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.

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Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.

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All the guest stars are identified verbally by Betty Jane Graham as she introduces them. She also mentions the new song "In Memory of You." See more »

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References Father's Son (1931) See more »

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Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by an offscreen chorus when Burke and Dubin are being introduced
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14 April 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This short subject, nominally in celebration of Warner Brothers' silver jubilee -- the only thing I can think of is that they may have opened their first theater in 1905; they didn't go into production for another dozen years -- is an excellent primer for putting faces to names. If you are a fan of old movies, you have seen these actors, but you may not be able to link the faces with the names.

Besides the players, various composers and lyricists are shown. It is amusing, given what happened later, to see Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II -- but they are seated next to, respectively, Lorenz Hart and Sigmund Romberg.

This is not, otherwise, an interesting short subject --the moviegoer was intended to be overwhelmed by the sight of so much talent and probably was. Now it is simply a historical artifact.


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