Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford host a formal dress audition in their home for a prospective sponsor of their proposed radio show.

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Jesse Crawford - Organist
Mrs. Jesse Crawford ...
Helen Crawford - Organist
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Bill Johnson - Singer
Judith Barron ...
Crawford and Caskey ...
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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford, both accomplished organists, host a formal audition in their Manhattan art deco apartment for a prospective sponsor for their proposed musical variety radio program. The Crawfords, two singers, and a dance team perform for a mousy little man who has come to the apartment as a representative of "The Universal Gas Company." Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Short | Comedy | Music

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15 April 1939 (USA)  »

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Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford 'At Home'  »

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Vitaphone Production Reel #B219. See more »

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If the Crawfords et al are expecting to audition for a radio program, then why is one of the acts a Astaire and Rogers-type dance team who would not be seen on a radio program? See more »

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Man from the Gas Company: [after being served refreshments] Well, this is an unexpected pleasure!
Crawford's Agent: Oh, nothing is too good for the Universal Gas Company.
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Tea for Two
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Music by Vincent Youmans
Played on the organ by Jesse Crawford and Mrs. Jesse Crawford
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Basically, you get to watch a husband and wife who play the organ
5 March 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'll cut right to the chase here...the sort of music in "At Home" is very dated and I cannot imagine many folks enjoying it today...let alone back in 1939! Mr. and Mrs. Crawford are both organists who play together on separate organs. Technically, this is impressive but their versions of "Tea for Two", "The Very Thought of You" and the hellishly awful "I Love You Truly" are far from the best versions of these popular tunes of the day and reminds you of an old fashioned roller rink with its organ!

IMDb points out that Mrs. Crawford says nothing and her husband speaks only a tiny bit. The rest is handled by Percy Helton (a VERY familiar actor in the 50s and 60s on TV and in films) and Anthony Ross. The plot, such as it is, consists of Helton coming to the residence where everyone is waiting for a prospective sponsor to arrive so they can pitch him a radio program...and they mistake Helton for this man.

By the way, if this was supposed to be for a radio program, why was one of the acts a dance team?!!?!? No one could have known there were dancers dancing when they performed!!

Overall, technically well made but a film many will have extreme difficulty finishing.


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