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Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

Various Hollywood performers put on a pirate-themed variety show on Catalina Island, with a number of amiable stars in the audience.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... 'Buddy' Rogers (as Charles ['Buddy'] Rogers and his California Cavaliers)
Sterling Young ... Sterling Young (as Sterling Young and his Orchestra)
The Fanchonettes ... Female Dance Troupe
... Performer
... Performer
... Old Pirate
... Girl on Pier
Bill Casper ... Performer
Rue Tyler's Banjo Band ... Rue Tyler's Banjo Band
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Storyline

That pirates used to sail off the coast of California around Catalina is a good excuse to hold a pirate themed party on the island. The centerpiece of the party, which is attended by a cavalcade of Hollywood luminaries, is a musical comedy revue emceed by Pirate Captain Chester Morris, and backed up musically by Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and his California Cavaliers. The party guests are wearing pirate costumes, and all the acts in the revue have a pirate and/or nautical theme. Written by Huggo

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Short | Comedy | Music

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21 November 1935 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Guests at the party include Marion Davies, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Errol Flynn, Lili Damita, Mickey Rooney, Virginia Bruce, and Robert Armstrong. Of these, only Rooney and Bruce were under contract to MGM in 1935. See more »

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with A Galaxy of Screen Stars See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Traditional
Played occasionally throughout the picture
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what a swell person he must have been, as for this short, it's great!
30 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

If anyone is still seeing this, do you know if it was Mr. Rogers who also sang the Avalon song at the movies beginning title? Am thinking it must have been, the singer pronounced every word so clearly and had such a pleasant voice. I think this Mr. Rogers must have been a wonderful person, and so talented! Not only was he so lively and cheerful, but he played all those musical instruments! I read also that he was an flying instructor during the war. Really multi talented! Am sorry failed to write him a letter before he died to tell him how much he is admired in this house.

We have the Pirates Party on one of those disks that look like a 45rmp record. It is so clear, almost "HD," and in full color. Enjoyed it very much. I think also their version of We're in the money was even better than the one from the Warner Bros. movie.


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