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Trixie Friganza in My Bag o' Trix (1929)

A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who ... See full summary »

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Murray Roth (uncredited)
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Trixie Friganza ... Herself
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A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who has a five-year old son. The mother tells Trixie a tale of stepping out on her husband, and to conceal the story from the boy, spells out key words. By the story's end, mom is in for a surprise and Trixie has a moral for us. Then, the hat and shawl come off, a base fiddle comes out, and Trixie sings us a comic song about her first two husbands. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Bag o' Trix See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Because the entire soundtrack of this film survives, the print shown on Turner Classic Movies substitutes a still of Trixie Friganza during the first 100 seconds of her monologue. They explained that part of the footage was lost because of nitrate decomposition. See more »

Quotes

Trixie Friganza, Herself: No, he never gets wise when I spell. Yet somebody told Granny about your, eh, P-A-R-T-Y and that I got T-I-G-H-T.
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Soundtracks

John, Leave the Room
(uncredited)
Sung by Trixie Friganza
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Worth Watching for the Star
24 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

My Bag o' Tricks (1929)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fun short from Vitaphone features Trixie Friganza telling a story and then singing a song. At under ten-minutes there's no doubt that this thing isn't going to break new ground and it's certainly not a masterpiece but I think film buffs should enjoy it. Many of these early talkies featured performers that would just make one film in their careers but that wasn't the case here as we're pretty much catching Friganza at the middle of her career. She appeared in quite a few shorts before this and would continue to work at a nice pace so it's interesting seeing her here. The first minute or so of the film are lost so we've only got the audio. The story being told isn't going to bring tears to your eyes and the song too isn't all that memorable. What keeps the film entertaining is the fact that it's impossible to take your eyes off of Friganza as she's certainly got something that grabs you and makes you pay attention to her.


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