5.7/10
66
3 user

Soft Drinks and Sweet Music (1934)

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

Director:

Roy Mack

Writer:

Eddie Moran (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"Swing cat" Louis Prima and his jazz quintet play songs and accompany featured singers and dancers.

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Louis Prima, Shirley Lloyd, Ted Gary
Certificate: Passed Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will fight the British by recommending a new flag for ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Maude
Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Enid Bennett, Johnnie Walker
Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Made just before America would be forced into the Second World War, this short subject is a brief dramatized history of American democracy. It targets a perceived threat to democracy from ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: John Nesbitt, Clem Bevans, Joe Devlin
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This short subject is a lavish costumed color production which dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. It depicts leading political figures of the American Revolution and the ... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Ted Osborne, Moroni Olsen, Leonard Mudie
Musical | Romance | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hal LeRoy is hired as a tap teacher at Dawn O'Day's dancing school to give private lessons to female students. The school's manager, as well as some of his students, spreads false stories ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Hal Le Roy, Dawn O'Day, Dorothy Dare
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This short dramatizes how three disparate events in history contributed to the adoption of three of the amendments in the United States Bill of Rights.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Mary Gordon, John Hubbard
Short | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Hell, Satan appears to tell us that rhythm is coming to life again, then we're taken to a sound stage where Jimmie Lunceford conducts his dance orchestra. He's in black tie and a tuxedo ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Jimmie Lunceford, Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, The Three Brown Jacks
Short | Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four convicts escape from a chain gang. Shortly thereafter, changes are made at the prison, because a blue ribbon commission will be investigating conditions there. The changes include ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Jerry Bergen, The Rollickers, Novia
Musical | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Adam and Eve are in the Garden of Eden preparing their latest meal, which includes contemplating if they should try eating an apple despite the serpent's warning. After their meal, they ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Leon Errol, June MacCloy, Vernon Dent
Short | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A talented tap dancer who can't get an audition uses his prowess at playing craps to gain ownership of a musical show, making himself the star.

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Bill Robinson, Ernest Whitman, Dusty Fletcher
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Musical and dance acts perform, first at a night club, then at a "rent party."

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Sally Gooding, Fredi Washington
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A panoramic view of American history from the Pilgrims to 1950 utilizing archival footage.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chester W. Nimitz
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Georgie Price Georgie Price ... George Harris
Sylvia Froos ... Sally Ray
Billie Leonard Billie Leonard ... Elsie
George Watts George Watts ... Supporting Role
Buddy Doyle Buddy Doyle ... Claude
George J. Lewis ... Mr. Hayburn (as George Lewis)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1776-1777. See more »

Quotes

George Harris: Oh, did you say banana split?
Sally Ray: Why, no. - - Yes, a banana split. Heavy on the cream and sugar.
Mr. Adams: Pardon me, lady. You didn't say banana split, did you?
Sally Ray: Why, are you trying to get fresh?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring Back Those Melodramatic Days
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Hess
Performed by Georgie Price
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed