This Warner/Vitaphone short is a pretty good one as it features a live version of the show, which was usually heard on the radio. Of course the biggest difference is that people actually get to see the acts that they usually hear performing on the show. Paul Douglas introduces all of the events as we get a wide range of numbers including 'Panamania' from Sam Coslow and Al Siegel, 'The Jazzband Ball', which should be a familiar number for those who watch these shorts as we even get a bit of Larry Clinton doing 'The Dipsy Doodle', which would eventually get made into its own short in 1940. For the most part this is a pretty entertaining little film even if none of the songs rich a "terrific" level. At just 9-minutes it's hard to get bored with anything going on and for the most part this short is going to interest those fans of music from this period. Edith Dick gets to sing a couple decent numbers and while she has a good voice it's certainly not going to make you rush out and look for more of her songs.
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