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Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (1935)

Cab Calloway performs two numbers at the Cotton Club, then takes his friends down to Harlem for a jitterbug party.

Director:

Fred Waller

Writers:

Milton Hockey (screenplay) (as Milton Hocky), Fred Rath (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cab Calloway ... Himself
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ... Cab Caloway's Orchestra (as Cab Calloway and His Orchestra)
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Storyline

This entry in Paramount's "Headliner" series of musical shorts headlines Cab Calloway, His Orchestra and Ethel Moses. THey do some numbers at Harlem's "Cotton Club" and following the show, they go over to a Harlem rendezvous and shimmy at a jitterbug party. Hi-de-Ho! Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Music | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Headliners: Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in That's Black Entertainment (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz
(uncredited)
Music by Irving Mills
Lyrics by Andy Razaf
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra
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Singing and dancing
19 November 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Cab performs a couple of his songs in his wild, seemingly effortless fashion and threatens the camera in this soundie from 1935. Although he seems strangely contained in this short, any chance to see Calloway perform his music should not be missed.


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