Elissa Landi and Charley Chase (playing Asian Charley Chan Chase) host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood. After introducing a few Hollywood luminaries who are attending the... See full summary »

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Elissa Landi and Charley Chase (playing Asian Charley Chan Chase) host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood. After introducing a few Hollywood luminaries who are attending the party, they present a number of musical and/or dance performances to entertain the crowd. This set of performances also includes ethnic Chinese actress Anna May Wong modeling some fashions she brought back from her first ever trip to China. Through it all, one of the guests, already inebriated, is having a few problems mixing and serving the cocktails he wants. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short | Musical

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Approved
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3 April 1937 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was unseen for nearly 60 years until the Vitaphone Disk of the sound track was found in 2000 See more »

Crazy Credits

11 cast members, beginning with Charley Chase, are credited orally either by hostess Elissa Landi or co-host Charley Chase. See more »

Soundtracks

South Sea Island Magic
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Written by Lysle Tomerlin and Andy Iona Long
Played by the Al Lyons Band
Sung by Betty Jane Rhodes and a unidentified trio
Sung also by Joe Morrison
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Beautiful Technicolor Hodgepodge
10 December 2002 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

The 3-strip technicolor is the real star of this musical/comedy hodgepodge. The hosts are Elissa Landi and Charlie Chase in an oriental-themed program. We see glimpses of Joan Bennett, Clark Gable, Joe E. Brown and a nice fashion display with Anna May Wong. The real talent is in a quartet of black singers doing a rendition of "Chinatown, My Chinatown". There is a nice scene with a hula-motiff and the song "South Sea Island Magic". Some rather routine dance numbers and so-so Leon Carroll sketch to fill it all out. Watch for it on TCM.


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