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This was another Metro Movietone Revue musical short among a series of them I watched on The Broadway Melody DVD. Harry Rose is once again the host who intros The Locust Sisters, a pleasant singing group. Then there's singer Johnny Marvin on his ukulele, also pleasant. Then Rose intros Rosemarie Sinnott, a tall tap dancer whose only appearance this was. She's quite good and oh, what legs! Then Rose sings a song that appears to segue into "Mammy", Al Jolson's famous number. Finally, there's George Dewey Washington, a baritone African-American performer who I previously watched in the short Ol' King Cotton. Quite a warbler, he was! So on that note, I rather enjoyed this Metro Movietone Revue.
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The Five Locust Sisters aren't much to look at, but the musical number is nice and charming. Rosemarie Sinnott is a good dancer, and the master of ceremonies makes a joke about her being tall. Um, yay? Speaking of which, the host, Harry Rose, comes across as a very stereotypical homosexual man. They even make a joke referring to this. Um, yay? He sings a song and it's catchy and very dated. No comment on George Dewey Washington. In the end, this is fun *because* it is dated. It's a time capsule, for better or worse. Lots of good and bad here. BTW, does anyone notice how similar this 1929 short is to early 1950s live television? They used to call it "vaudeo", Vaudeville on Video. This whole short is very vaudeville, which is what makes it kinda cool.
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