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Soft Drinks and Sweet Music (1934)

In this "Broadway Brevity," a soda jerk/songwriter dreams (literally) of performing his songs on Broadway.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Georgie Price ... George Harris
... Sally Ray
Billie Leonard ... Elsie
George Watts ... Supporting Role
Buddy Doyle ... Claude
... Mr. Hayburn (as George Lewis)
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Aspiring songwriter George Harris works as a harried soda jerk at an extremely busy soda fountain counter. His boss, Mr. Adams, threatens to fire him if he doesn't pick up his speed of service. When Adams sees him fraternizing with a customer instead of doing his job, he fires him. That customer is singer Sally Ray, who is currently in rehearsals for a new Broadway stage musical. After listening to George's music, Sally and her colleague Elsie try to get George's songs into the show. Regardless of what Mr. Hayburn the director says, Elsie thinks she's got a plan to involve George into the show. Could this chance be the start of George's rise to stardom, or is it just a pipe dream? Written by Huggo

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8 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) #9: Soft Drinks and Sweet Music  »

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Vitaphone production reels #1776-1777. See more »

Quotes

Sally Ray: [singing] In the Spring, the young girl's fancy turns to what the young man's been thinking all year 'round. Watch out for those swingin' doors! London bridges falling down. Do I know what I'm doing?
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Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen (Spring Song)
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when the man goes in to purchase the tickets
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