A series of nineteen musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only).
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Truly a Constellation of Stars too costly to present on any one Music Hall Programme. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 8 January 1931)
Did You Know?
Sir Alfred Hitchcock
is credited on-screen with "sketches and other interpolated items". Adrian Brunel
, in his autobiography, "Nice Work", described how he originally shot "The Taming of the Shrew" spoof, only to have Producer John Maxwell
reject it for not being funny enough. Brunel states that Hitchcock was brought in to re-shoot the sketch. Hitchcock is believed to have directed the Gordon Harker
sketch, "The Taming of the Shrew" spoof, and the "thriller" sketch with Jameson Thomas. See more
Released in the US with the title HELLO EVERYBODY, it was truncated to about half the original running time. See more
Spoofs The Jazz Singer