Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra, the females who are all clad in white gowns, perform a few musical numbers cabaret style in front of an appreciative audience. The multi-talented orchestra members not only play musical instruments, but also sing. In one number, one of their own is featured as a tap dancer. In another number, a dueling piano duet is featured. Written by
"Phil Spitalny and His Musical Queens" is a Vitaphone musical short-- one of hundreds this branch of Warner Brothers made through the 1920s and 30s. The only big thing that sets this one apart is that the orchestra is made up exclusively of women. Each is wearing the same white dress and sport the same bleached hairstyle. It's sort of like the 1930s equivalent to Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video! The band plays several numbers in front on an audience (unusual for a Vitaphone film). Generally the songs are really good, though the second one with the singing is awful. But the band more than makes up for it with the tap dancer and trio in the third number and I was astonished seeing the dancer do about 15 flips in a row! The final number is also a nice zippy classical sort of rendition. All in all, there are better Vitaphone shorts but this one still is worth seeing.
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