Needs 5 Ratings

John Charles Thomas (1927)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Cast overview:
Himself / Singer


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

song | singing | singer | baritone | See All (4) »


Short | Music





Release Date:

19 April 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Charles Thomas: Outstanding American Baritone  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Vitaphone production reel #493. See more »


Danny Deever
Music by Walter Damrosch
Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling from his poem
Performed by John Charles Thomas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

John Charles Thomas 1891-1960
24 February 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

John Charles Thomas was an outstanding concert singer with a deep rich baritone and we are lucky indeed to have this Vitagraph short so we can see what he looked like performing in concert. I've got several recordings of him and they mostly have full orchestral accompaniment. This only has a single piano playing and sad to say we do not know the pianist's name.

In concert Thomas took from a wide range of material ranging from grand opera to novelty songs. One of his biggest hits was a song called The Green Eyed Dragon where he frightens the little kids who don't behave with tales of this dragon's ravenous appetite.

The two songs here an Irish ballad called Danny Deever and an old fashioned ballad In The Gloaming do illustrate his style. I wish he had selected other material, but these are well presented.

Sadly the film is in bad need of restoration, but if you can deal with the flickering quality of the film than enjoy John Charles Thomas.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: