New York's Finest raid the Paradise Night Club on West 45th Street, "where everything goes, including your bank roll." In court the next day, the defense attorney asks that each person charged be allowed to perform. Dolly Lewis, arrested for singing risqué songs, does "I ain't that kind of a baby." The orchestra plays from the jury box. The chorus line, held for murdering the black bottom, performs in frills and bathing costumes. The judge and the defense hold a colloquy about a dead waiter. Then, Irene Tobasco, charged with an improper dance in scanty attire, performs in a diaphanous gown. Is she "raw" or "well done." What will the judge decide? Written by
Did You Know?
This short film was made at the Warner Brothers Studio during the summer of 1927, while Alan Crosland
was shooting The Jazz Singer
with Al Jolson
on the adjacent stages. The ballerina costumes worn by the chorus girls ("charged with murdering the Black Bottom") appear to be the same costumes worn by Myrna Loy
, Audrey Ferris
and other chorus girls in review scenes of Jazz Singer. See more
"When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo"
Written by Sammy Fain
, Sam Coslow
and Larry Spier
Played at the beginning, during the trial and at the end
Danced by the dance troupe See more