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Variety Hour (1937)

 |  Short, Music  |  March 1937 (UK)
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Pretending to be American radio commentators, Clapham & Dwyer introduce a series of revue artistes.



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Credited cast:
Charles Clapham ...
Radio Announcer (as Clapham & Dwyer)
Bill Dwyer ...
Radio Announcer (as Clapham & Dwyer)
Carson Robison's Pioneers ...
Carson Robison Band
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Donohue ...
Jack Donohue
Helen Howard ...
Helen Hoiward
Kay Katya and Kay ...
Specialty Act Trio
Brian Lawrance ...
Band Leader (as Brian Lawrence and His Lansdowne Band)
The Music Hall Boys ...
The Music Hall Boys
Raymond Newell ...
Singer in Finale
The Norwich Trio ...
The Norwich Trio
Carson Robison ...
Carson Robison (as Carson Robison and His Pioneers)
The Wiere Brothers ...


Pretending to be American radio commentators, Clapham & Dwyer introduce a series of revue artistes.

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Second Rate Artistes In Lacklustre Revue
5 July 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a quota quickie made by Fox at their Wembley studios.It is essentially a revue without a plot.It is introduced by Clapham and Dwyer.This double act was one of the most popular on radio in the 30s but it is difficult to see why.Not once did they raise a laugh from me.There is a big band with a specialty dancer and female vocalist.The best of a second rate bunch were The Wiere Brothers.They reprise their acrobatic music and clowning which were seen in the occasional Hollywood musical.The rest are singers ,dancers and acrobats.Whilst the settings are rather better than they would be if this were made by a British company it is of course what is going on in front of the settings that should catch the eye.This they singularly fail to do.

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