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Show Kids (1935)

 -  Short | Musical  -  5 January 1935 (USA)
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It's the Depression, and the vaudeville house, the Palace Theater, is not able to stay afloat. The proprietor, Mr. Jenkins, grudgingly let's his 12-year-old son stage a kiddie show that draws in the crowds.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tad Alexander ...
William Jenkins Jr.
Arthur Aylesworth ...
William Jenkins Sr.
Florence Fair ...
Miss Marlow - Dance School Owner
The Meglin Kiddies ...
The Marlow Kiddies (as The Famous Meglin Kiddies)
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William Jenkins' Palace Theater has fallen upon hard times since the public no longer seems interested in attending what are now considered his old fashioned musical and comedy revue shows. He's contemplating closing down the theater. His son, William Jenkins Jr., believes he knows how to revive the theater, and convinces his father to at least let him try his idea without elaborating on what that idea is. It is to put on a kiddie revue. He has the support of Ms. Marlow, the owner of the dance school where the kids are students. Junior believes the show will have a built in audience of the kids' large families. The kids being the performers and advertisers and Junior being emcee may mark a new generation and life for the Palace. Written by Huggo

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5 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) #11: Show Kids  »

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This film short is included as an extra in the Warner DVD of The Gay Divorcee (1934). See more »

Quotes

William Jenkins Sr.: I'm tired of running an empty theatre. Why only last week we shot a deer up in the balcony.
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Freckle Face, You're Beautiful
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Music by Carmen Lombardo
Danced by Joyce and Betty as rag dolls
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24 May 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Show Kids (1935)

** (out of 4)

Technicolor short has a theatre owner losing all of his business so he turns it over to his 12-year-old son who has a plan on getting people back in the seats. This is a mildly charming film that has several dance and singing sequences all being done by young kids. The music and songs are decent at best but the film has a rather strange tone to it that makes it rather hard to watch. The kids, all very young, are dressed like you'd expect to see adults meaning that they are wearing clothing to show off their bodies and I just found this pretty disturbing to watch. There's a scene of Tarzan and Jane like characters doing various tricks but the fact that both are nearly nude just sat wrong with me and I really couldn't enjoy the film because of this.


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