This Vitaphone musical featurette features a minstrel show, with traditional interlocutor and Mr. Bones, doing many old time songs (mostly Stephen Foster) with Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor in... See full summary »

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Interlocutor
Al Herman ...
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Billy Elliott ...
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Three Hi-Hatters ...
Tap Dancing Trio
The Songfellows Quartette ...
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Eddie: edited from 'Roman Scandals' (archive footage)
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Jakie: edited from 'The Jazz Singer' (archive footage)
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This Vitaphone musical featurette features a minstrel show, with traditional interlocutor and Mr. Bones, doing many old time songs (mostly Stephen Foster) with Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor in blackface, via stock footage from earlier Warners films, inserted doing some of their trademark songs. This short was reissued November of 1946 and again in September of 1953. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 September 1941 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1941-1942 season) #1: Minstrel Days  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #523A-524A. See more »

Soundtracks

The Song Is the Thing
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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