Hades is cooling off, so the Devil imports Leon Navara and his Orchestra to put on some heat using their music instruments. Navara does some piano solos, while the dance team of Honey & ... See full summary »

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Hades is cooling off, so the Devil imports Leon Navara and his Orchestra to put on some heat using their music instruments. Navara does some piano solos, while the dance team of Honey & Weldon heat things up also. A Vitaphone "Melody Master" short. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Leon Navara and His Orchestra in Sin-copation  »

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Tiger Rag
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Music by Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Tony Sbarbaro, Henry Ragas and Larry Shields
Performed by Leon Navara and and His Orchestra
Danced by Honey & Weldon
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Turn on the Heat
12 August 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Lloyd French spent about a decade working for Hal Roach, so when he went over to Warner Brothers and eventually wound up directing a lot of their Melody Masters short subjects, he brought an off-handed silliness to the entire operation. In this one, it's getting chilly in Hell, so the Devil, in a cheap and obvious costume, calls upon pianist and swing band leader Leon Navara for some heat.

I've never heard of Mr. Navara, but his playing is pretty good -- sweet, rather than hot and the version of "Hold That Tiger" his orchestra plays at the end is accompanied by a novelty dance act -- frenetic and funny rather than hot. The result is an entertaining entry to the series.


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