Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers in the Vitaphone sound stage decorated as an elegant drawing room. "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho," "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You," and "... See full summary »
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ... See full summary »
I'm not a particular fan of "Sweet" jazz -- that was the term in the 1920s and 1930s for popular, ragtime music played by White musicians, often for dance bands. The interesting work in the era was done in brothels and speakeasies, while the sort of thing that Heidt's band played was for audiences that purported by be shocked by the real thing. That's why, amidst the skilled playing of several pieces, the audience of this short is treated to "Carnival in Venice" and informed that the cornet player will hit High C above High C. Yes, indeed, these are real musicians! Still, if you have a taste for this sort of music, this is a skilled and well-trained band. Although what that German shepherd is doing I have no idea. Probably it bites anyone who asks for "Melancholy Baby".
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?