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Cast overview:
Leo Reisman ...
Leo Reisman's Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Leo Reisman's Hotel Brunswick Orchestra)
Himself. Vocalist


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Vitaphone Studios use the Baldwin exclusively


Short | Music





Release Date:

June 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leo Reisman and His Hotel Brunswick Orchestra in 'Rhythms'  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #770 See more »


Milenberg Joys
Music by Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares and Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
Performed by Leo Reisman and his Hotel Brunswick Orchestra
Copyright 1925 by Edwin H. Morris & Company
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Interesting visually.
30 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Vitaphone made a huge number of musical shorts during the early days of the talkies. In the beginning, the films were experimental shorts made to try out the new sound system before it could be used for a full-length picture. "Rhythms" is not one of these earliest ones--by the time it came out in 1929, Hollywood was switching to sound at a very rapid pace. But this film IS innovative compared to the other Vitaphone shorts of the day because it intercut scenes of nature (such as Niagara Falls and lakes). This is innovative because almost all their shorts of the day simply featured bands playing on a stage. This one also featured folks performing behind a screen for a nice silhouette effect. As far as the music of Leo Reisman and his orchestra goes, it is only fair--meaning that the visuals are actually better than the music itself.

One other word about this one, I was surprised that unlike the other restored Vitaphone shorts I've seen in the recent collections, this one is VERY rough and I hope it's further restored in the future--providing they can find a better print or computer programs get better at filling in the bad portions.

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