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Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra (1927)

Sitting at the piano, Gus Arnheim leads his Ambassador Hotel Orchestra - totaling twelve band members - in two musical numbers. The music is up-tempo typical of the roaring twenties. The ... See full summary »
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Gus Arnheim ...
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Sitting at the piano, Gus Arnheim leads his Ambassador Hotel Orchestra - totaling twelve band members - in two musical numbers. The music is up-tempo typical of the roaring twenties. The music is generally instrumental, however the second of the two numbers includes a singing trio, those members who take a break from the instrument playing. They finish their two number set in a standing position. Written by Huggo

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November 1927 (USA)  »

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Music by Jesse Greer
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A zippy little Vitaphone short.
19 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Gus Arnheim and his Ambassador Hotel Orchestra" is one of three Vitaphone shorts the band made for this branch of Warner Brothers. It's very typical of the shorts of the era--with little more than the band performing in front of a background. The camera is mostly stationary except for closeups for portions which are sung. And, like many of the vocals from these shorts, the musical instruments overpower the singing. So, technically, it's quite average.

Now this is not to say the film is bad in any way. The orchestra's music is very zippy--toe-tapping and fun. Because of this, it holds up better than most of the early Vitaphone sound shorts. Well worth seeing.


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