Three barkers for a NYC sightseeing bus lament the lack of customers. They sing "What the Heck's the Matter with New York," then - using a megaphone as a viewing scope - show the gathered ... See full summary »
Three barkers for a NYC sightseeing bus lament the lack of customers. They sing "What the Heck's the Matter with New York," then - using a megaphone as a viewing scope - show the gathered crowd scenes at three nightclubs. At The Casino Theatre, four couples in tuxedos dance in unison, then we watch a vaudeville routine of a young women and an old man. At the Parakeet Club, four couples dance acrobatically. At the Devil's Den, Harlem's hottest spot, Avis Andrews sings "Roll Jordan." A mildly drunk man follows a woman to Hyde and Burrill's Music Store where she sings and he comically accompanies her on several stringed instruments. Will tourists finally want the bus tour? Written by
Decent two-reeler from Warner has the comic trio Owen, Hunt and Parco playing bus drivers for a tour bus company working in New York. They are having problems getting people on their bus so they talk about various locations that they should want to see while in NYC and then we "flash" to these places and hear music and see dancing. I couldn't find any information on this title anywhere and thankfully the short had some opening credits because if not I wouldn't have known anyone here. Even when you look up the artist's names you don't find anything and it's not too hard to see why. Owen, Hunt and Parco really didn't come across too funny and their entire routine seemed rather dated. Herman Hyde and Sally Burrill play a skit where he's dressed as an old man and "flirts" with the younger woman, which leads to some mild comedy and a dance sequence. One of the locations is called The Devil's Den and takes place in an all-black club in Harlem and this here was certainly the highlight of the show. Overall, at 22-minutes the routines really aren't strong enough to make the film a complete winner but it's interesting to see some of the acts that really didn't take off.
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