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Merry Mirthquakes (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 20 July 1953 (USA)
The 1953 feature is a Compilation film, with pianist Liberace as the master of ceremonies in which his music is woven in-and-around the presentation of three 1951 shorts, consequently it is... See full summary »

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(script: Liberace segment), (screenplay) (as Charles Roberts) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Himself / Pianist / Host
Gil Lamb ...
Slim (segment "Groan and Grunt") (archive footage)
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Businessman (segment "Lord Epping Returns") (archive footage)
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Night Club Singer (segment "Lord Epping Returns") (archive footage)
Scott Elliott ...
Bob - (segment "Waiting for Baby") (archive footage) (as Robert Neil)
Suzi Crandall ...
Betty (segment "Waiting for Baby") (archive footage) (as Susan Crandall)
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Storyline

The 1953 feature is a Compilation film, with pianist Liberace as the master of ceremonies in which his music is woven in-and-around the presentation of three 1951 shorts, consequently it is comprised of about 45-minutes of footage from the full-showing of the shorts (credits and all as shown on their original release, preceding each) and between those, the maestro is seen and heard playing his own arrangement of 'Chopin's Waltz in C Sharp Minor," and "Polanaise"; Liszt's "Liebestraum"; "The Yaketa-Yak Polka", based on the Tritsch Tratsch polka of Johann Strauss' and the folk song "Orche Tchorina." Scattered between the music is "Groan and Grunts" with Gil Lamb; "Lord Epping Returns" with Leon Errol, and 1950s "Waiting For Baby" with Scott Elliott(billed as Robert Neil) and Suzi Crandall (billed as Susan Crandall.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Release Date:

20 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Merry Mirthquakes: An Omnibus of Mirth and Melody  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Turner Classic Movies has aired a heavily-edited version of this film as a time-filler, with only Liberace's segments shown. See more »

Quotes

Liberace: I'd especially like to play this number for a couple sitting in the back row of the theater. I think this number will go with what you're doing.
[Plays Liszt's "Dreams of Love"]
Liberace: Well, I hope the couple in the back row found that music... suitable?
[winks]
Liberace: Thank you.
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Connections

Edited from Lord Epping Returns (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz in C Sharp Minor
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed on the Piano by Liberace
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