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Men of Steel (1938)

In this short subject the employees of the Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory decide to put on a show. It is picked up by a Broadway producer. The show moves on to Broadway, and the ... See full summary »

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Kenny Stevens ... Tom Bixby (as Kenneth Stevens)
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In this short subject the employees of the Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory decide to put on a show. It is picked up by a Broadway producer. The show moves on to Broadway, and the factory suffers the loss of key employees. The owners try to get the workers to return to their old jobs. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Male Plant Performers: [singing] Comrade don't let capital put talent on the shelf
Female Plant Performers: Lead the way with Labor and express yourself
Female Plant PerformersMale Plant Performers: The plays the thing, In every factory in the land...
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Symphony in B Minor
Written by Franz Schubert
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Silly but fun
19 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Short about the employees of the Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory wanting to put on a show. The boss doesn't want it but they try to get a Broadway producer to support them. Mixed up in this is a romance between factory worker Tom (Kenny Stevens) and the boss' daughter Martha (Doris Weston).

The story is old, some of the acting is dreadful and it was made on next to no budget but this is still an enjoyable musical short from MGM. Stevens and Weston are young, good-looking and so full of life and energy that it's hard not to like them. And when Steven sings this is just great! The man had a beautiful voice and the songs, while corny, were enjoyable. No unsung masterpiece but a silly, short and fun little movie. I give it a 7.


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