Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers in the Vitaphone sound stage decorated as an elegant drawing room. "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho," "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You," and "... See full summary »
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ... See full summary »
The vaudeville husband and wife team of Jimmy Conlin and Myrtle Glass get their shot at the movies in this 9-minute Vitaphone short showing one of their acts. I've seen quite a few of these early Vitaphone talkies and the quality is always hit and miss but this here was one of the best I've seen. I thought the chemistry between Conlin and Glass was something that clearly jumped off the screen and while so many vaudeville acts just couldn't cut in on the big screen, these two here were clearly made for it. I thought the entire act was pretty fast and funny and especially the scenes where Glass pretty much beats the fire out of Conlin. One great sequence has her pushing him around so hard to play the piano that the majority of his clothes get ripped off. Another good sequence happens early on as Glass goes into singing "You'll Never Be," which was a pretty good number about why she won't marry him. Fans of the Vitaphone shorts will certainly want to seek this one here out.
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