State College is a coeducational school where the athletics are more important than academics. All there are preparing for a big multi-sport match with arch rival Dale College. Students ...
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A "Broadway Brevity" short from Vitaphone shot in Technicolor that spoofs the Hollywood studio set-up. When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the ... See full summary »
On a set resembling a yacht, Roger Wolfe Kahn leads his orchestra in several popular tunes of the day. Billed and un-billed guest acts also perform. At the end, Kahn thrills his guests by piloting a biplane.
Roger Wolfe Kahn,
Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra,
An elderly barber shop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to elaborately remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners are skilled tap dancers.
Claude Hopkins & Orchestra,
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 »
A performance film showing Arnheim and his tuxedo-clad musicians playing their instruments, facing the viewer. Two cameras are used, one taking a long view of the band, the other, medium close ups of the men as they do their various solos.
Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra,
State College is a coeducational school where the athletics are more important than academics. All there are preparing for a big multi-sport match with arch rival Dale College. Students Arthur and Florence are brother and sister, each with love troubles. Their romantic problems are resolved against a background of leggy singing, dancing coeds in this 2 reel musical.Written by
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Considering athletics, esp. women's basketball in 2005 vs. 1934, it was very interesting and entertaining to see what 1934's take on the subject was. College girls playing hoops in 1934...Marsha Sharp it ain't! This short is certainly worth a look, it is well written and clever, and you'll get a special kick out of the cheerleader squad scene. We've come a long way, Baby.
It is, after all, a short, so no need to pop the popcorn. A quick and entertaining piece, it is difficult to write too much about a film that is less than 20 minutes long without telling the whole story. Suffice it to say that the Brother/Sister duo of Authur Lake (you'll remember him from "Blondie and Dagwood" series of movies) and Florence Lake are delightful. Hearing "Dagwood" do a song and dance number is, in of itself, worth the viewing.
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