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The film excerpts four sequences from MGM's abandoned The March of Time (1930): the Krazy Kollege for Fiddlers with Polly Moran, Karl Dane, Cliff Edwards and Gus Shy in a plate-breaking comedy number with sailors, Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker's comedy dance, Karl Dane, Benny Rubin and Gus Shy in a comedy sketch, and an Albertina Rasch Ballet number. See more »
Not much to add beyond what a previous reviewer stated, except for that the print currently airing on TCM is missing a four minute musical segment featuring the Albertina Rasch Ballet dancers, who remain credited in the opening titles. More than likely, this sequence was "lifted" from the abandoned 1930 revue "The March of Time," which makes its absence from this print all the more frustrating.
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