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Seasoned Greetings (1933)

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The owner of an unsuccessful greeting-card store attempts to sell 'talking' greeting cards in the form of records.

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Cast overview:
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Lita Chaplin - Store Owner (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
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Henry Johnson - Store Customer (as Sammy Davis)
Carleton Macy ...
J. Beetle - Next Door Rival
George Haggerty ...
Parky - Lita's Clerk
The Sizzlers ...
The Sizzlers
The Village Barn Hill Billies ...
The Village Barn Hill Billies
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The owner of an unsuccessful greeting-card store attempts to sell 'talking' greeting cards in the form of records.

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23 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #3: Seasoned Greetings  »

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Film debut of Robert Cummings. See more »

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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Played as background music in the store
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Sammy Davis Jr's first film appearance!
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this short film which not only captures the era, but has the very rare gem of Sammy Davis Jr's first film appearance. At age 7, he already exhibits the qualities that would entertain the world for the next 60 years!

The film is about two competing card shops next door to one another. One has an owner who resorts to unscrupulous methods to try and dupe people into buying his cards. The other uses her imagination to come up with a brand new kind of greeting card that soon everyone wants. After several wonderful vignettes, we see Sammy in the highlight of the film. It is available as an extra in The Busby Berkeley Collection on the Gold Diggers of 1933 disc.


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