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Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs (1928)

 -  Short | Music  -  August 1928 (USA)
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Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs, a popular West Coast group, perform "Ramona," "There Must Be a Silver Lining" and "Sunshine."

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Portly Dick Rich energetically leads his nonette, the Melodious Monarchs, through three numbers. All are dressed well in tuxedos, and the simple background is ritzy. Dick sings "Ramona," then he's joined by his wife Cheri for "There Must Be a Silver Lining." Next, Dick and Cheri do a ventriloquism act in which Cheri mouths the words that Dick says, sings, and screeches with his head out of sight behind her. The set closes with a duet of "Sunshine." The curtain closes. Written by <>

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Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Cheri Rich with Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs
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Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs was another Vitaphone short I can't recommend
30 November 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is another Vitaphone musical short on The Jazz Singer DVD. It starred the title band and also featured Dick's wife Cheri. For a while, the singing and playing music was fine and when Cheri appeared and sang, she seemed in fine form and it was a little amusing when her husband did some faces during her number. But then they did a ventriloquist act in which she mouthed her hubby's lines that got lame real fast and then Dick went a bit too loud in both his speaking and music that threatened to bring things downhill real quick. Since ten lines is required for this review to be submitted, well, I really can't think of anything else except I can't recommend Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs.

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