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Salt Shakers (1938)

Jay C. Flippen (as J.C. Flippen) is the master of ceremonies on an ocean liner introducing the various acts, including Mae McKim and Her Three Boys Friends, and McGurn's Twelve Tars from ... See full summary »

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Master of Ceremonies (as J.C. Flippen)
Joe Dorris ...
Dopey Sailor
Mae McKim and Her Three Boy Friends ...
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Vera Haal ...
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Jay C. Flippen (as J.C. Flippen) is the master of ceremonies on an ocean liner introducing the various acts, including Mae McKim and Her Three Boys Friends, and McGurn's Twelve Tars from the stage show "I'd Rather Be Right." Joe Dorris also does an eccentric dance. Plot around the acts is the money that Flippen has collected from the passengers and entrusts to a dopey sailor (Joe Dorris) for safekeeping, who, of course, drops it through a porthole, thinking it is a safe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 March 1938 (USA)  »

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The debut of one of the more familiar character actors, and a look at a child star later to be a TV favorite
14 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's a short film, and he is the Master Of Ceremonies, actor/vaudevillian Jay C. Flippen. He became a familiar character actor after this, guest starring in a lot of films and TV series. This film also shows 'Baby Rose Marie', who was a big star in the late 1920's and 1930's. She would continue her career as an adult and be best known to TV viewers as 'Sally Rogers' on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' as Rose Marie.

She made many appearances in the movies and other TV series in her long career.

I loves seeing these short films on TCM, and a friend made me a compilation DVD of many of the Warner Bros. Vitaphone short films of the 1930's and 40's that includes this short.


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