The second film in the "Vaudeville Reel" series is another good way to see what type of entertainment people would be watching had they gone to a vaudeville show. This short starts off with the highly entertaining Carl Emmy and His Mad Wags. The "mad wags" are his nine dogs and I must admit that this here was the most entertaining section of the film. The dogs do a wide range of tricks including jumping over one another, going underneath each other and most impressive is one little dog that gets on his hind legs and jumps over three other sets of dogs. The Three Queens are next up with their dance numbers, which are quite impressive from the physical stand point but dull otherwise. Jack Pepper and His Society Pets isn't another animal act but instead they seem to be a lighter version of Ted Healy and His Stooges. The final act features Buster Shaver at the piano with Olive and George Brasno doing a music and dance act. I can't say I was overly impressed with the music here but they two kids were certainly giving it their all. Overall, if you're a fan of these Vitaphone shorts then you should enjoy this one. The acts are certainly hit and miss but the film is still worth watching for Emmy and his dogs.
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