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The High School Hoofer (1931)

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Hal Le Roy ...
Hal Le Roy
Eleanore King ...
Georgia May Tate (as Eleanor King)
Johnny Downs ...
High School Student
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Vitaphone production reel #1312. See more »

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Mary (I'm in Love with You)
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Music by J. Fred Coots
Lyrics by Ozzie Nelson
Played during the opening credits
Sung at the talent show by The Girl Friends as "Georgia (I'm in Love with You)"
Also played as dance music after the talent show
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High School of Performing Arts
4 July 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Eleanor King is quite charming as the beauty who talks gawky Hal LeRoy into performing at a high school talent competition, but it is LeRoy who is the point of this Vitagraph short subject -- they even use his real name.

Leroy's dance is an eccentric one performed to the tune "Dinah", played to a fast, jazzy beat, and his feet certainly keep up. More than that, while he is dancing, he looks like a John Held Jr. cartoon from the New Yorker, a young sheik who wears clothes in a manner than makes him look like he is posing languidly at an absurd angle, even while he is moving fast. There are a couple of cuts to focus on his feet, and he is very good.

Unhappily, Leroy's career in front of the camera never quite took off. He did very nicely on the stage, though.


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