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What Price Jazz (1934)

Approved | | Short, Musical | 29 May 1934 (USA)
In rhyme, a soapbox preacher, Mr. Blue Laws, enlists Mr. Public Opinion in the efforts of the Society for the Prevention of Jazz. Armed with an ax and a buckshot-shooting pistol, the two of... See full summary »

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(as Samuel Baerwitz)

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(as Sam Timberg)
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Ted Fio Rito Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Ted Fiorito and His Orchestra)
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Mr. Public Opinion
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Singer
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Singer
M-G-M Dancing Girls ...
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In rhyme, a soapbox preacher, Mr. Blue Laws, enlists Mr. Public Opinion in the efforts of the Society for the Prevention of Jazz. Armed with an ax and a buckshot-shooting pistol, the two of them interrupt Ted Fiorito and his jazz orchestra (and showgirls). The lads head for the woods, where Ted convinces them to stand their ground. They're joined by their songstress who says it may be their last day on earth, so sing the blues for all they're worth. Then the dancers arrive to report they barely got away, and it's time for a final strut. Public Opinion brings a death sentence. Is there no appeal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Musical

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Dancing in the Moonlight
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by an unidentified singer
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This is a very nice piece of history!
14 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This short movie, which I saw at Turner Classic Movies (TCM), is a very nice piece of history! It shows something of all times...People don't accept anything new. They have to get used to it and that takes time. The public opinion will change if you work hard enough and believe in yourself an the things you stand for (in this movie the jazz).


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