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The Devil's Cabaret (1930)

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At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his... See full summary »

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Nick Grinde (as Nick Grindé)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Buzzell ... Howie Burns (as Eddie Buzzell)
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Storyline

At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his domain. In front of a nightclub, Mr. Burns invites a crowd of people to come inside to "The Devil's Cabaret" and be entertained. After they enjoy songs and dancing, the people go willingly to Hades. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Short

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1930 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The nightclub sequence was built around the Albertina Rasch's Hades Ballet originally intended to be used in MGM's abandoned _The March of Time (1930)_. See more »

Quotes

Howie Burns: He's the one who invented barbed wire fence so the little birdies couldn't sit down.
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Connections

Referenced in Bedazzled (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Free and Easy
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Played as background music when Eddie is preaching in front of the cabaret
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devil of a color short!
28 May 2002 | by shoolaroonSee all my reviews

once again the remarkable TCM (the only network consistently worth watching- if i only had one station, this would be it) has discovered a remarkable little gem. this is a very early 1930s color short - real color, not tint, and it's very well done. the music (by dmitri tiomkin) is quite good and the dancing, especially the strip is very lively and fun to watch. Charles Middleton (better known as Ming the Merciless) shows up as Satan. hope you come across this some night on TCM!!!


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