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Vaudeville Days (1942)

A narrator provides very brief info on the beginnings and history of Vaudeville while Vaudeville acts are staged by impersonators and contemporary performers.

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Eddie Garr ...
Vaudeville Comedian
The Whirling Camerons ...
Vaudeville Acrobatic Troupe
The Duffins ...
Vaudeville Mimes
Rio Brothers ...
Vaudeville Singers / Dancers
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A narrator provides very brief info on the beginnings and history of Vaudeville, starting with the first off Broadway "straight variety" show in 1881 from which a musical number is recreated. Next, the growth in popularity of Vaudeville is displayed with several classic acts from Vaudeville's early decades being recreated by impersonators. Then, several contemporary (30's-40's) Vaudeville acts perform. And finally, a large contemporary musical stage production with a tropical island theme is performed. Written by TimeNTide

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Short | Comedy | Music | Musical

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19 December 1942 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of the short subjects included in the "Warner Night at the Movies" bonus feature on the 'Casablanca (1942)' 70th anniversary BluRay/DVD box set. See more »

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Performed onstage by "Andrew Mack"
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Not Bad
2 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Vaudeville Days (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Warner Bros. short takes a look back at the Vaudeville days in a decade when many new movie goers might have forgotten or not known there was such a thing. This short, running just under twenty-minutes, takes a look at some of the forgotten acts such as Eddie Garr, The Fuddins, Rio Brothers and The Whirling Camerons. I'm not positive but some of the footage appears like it could have been lifted from previous films as the quality looks a lot different that other parts of the short. The narration is pretty good from start to finish and some nice information is told. The first half of the film is pretty much all recreated acts but they're still fun. The Jimmy Durante impersonator is pretty embarrassing though.


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