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Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)

Two girls sneak into a Hollywood club in order to get a look at stars. When they enter a conga line contest they get more than they expect.

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Sally Payne ...
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Mary Treen ...
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Two girls sneak into a Hollywood club in order to get a look at stars. When they enter a conga line contest they get more than they expect.

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Decent Short with MGM Stars
21 April 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent MGM short is yet another one where they try to show off their stars. This time out a couple annoying women (Sally Payne, Mary Treen) visit Hollywood in hopes of seeing their favorite stars and they get a shot when they sneak into the La Conga club where a conga contest is about to begin. Eduardo Chavez is the musical guest and George Murphy hosts things but the real highlight are the stars who make brief-second cameos. We have James Dunn, Alexander D'Arcy, June Lang, Frank Albertson and a brief clip of Chester Morris and Lana Turner sitting together. Seeing the stars is without question the main reason to watch this short even though the music isn't too bad either. Both Payne and Treen come off very annoying but that's part of their characters.


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