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Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies (1936)



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Complete credited cast:
Red Nichols ...
Himself - Band Leader
The Five Pennies ...
The Wallace Sisters ...
Themselves - Vocalist Trio
Bob Carter ...
Himself - Singer
Red & Struggie ...
Themselves - Dancers

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Release Date:

4 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters (1935-1936 season) #5: Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies  »

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1.37 : 1
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Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Caro Roma
Lyrics by William H. Gardner
Performed by The Wallace Sisters, Bob Carter, The Songcopators and Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies
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The Story and Music Both Work
1 May 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies (1936)

*** (out of 4)

This is a pretty entertaining musical from Warner that not only shows off the music of Red Nichols but it also features a good story. A woman from Carolina (not certain which one) comes to New York to find work but can't get lucky so she ducks into a movie house where she pays a penny for each movie she watches. These shorts are songs from Nichols and his band and includes 'Wail of the Winds', 'Get Happy', 'When It's Sleepy Time Down South', 'Troublesome Trumpet', 'Cryin' for the Carolines', 'Carolina in the Morning' and 'Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline'. As you can tell, all of the songs are aimed at the South and this here plays an important part in the film since the young woman is wishing she's back home. For the most part I was impressed with each of the songs with The Wallace Sisters doing a very good job with 'Get Happy' and I also really enjoyed the dancing by Red and Struggie on 'Troublesome Trumpet', which is set during what's basically a slavery dance. Fans of early music will certainly get a kick out of watching this simply because the music is so good and the nice story is just an added treat.

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