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The Little Maestro (1937)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 27 March 1937 (USA)

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A silent, little man carrying a violin case wanders into the kitchen of a swanky nightclub looking for a meal. The chef takes pity on him and convinces the nightclub's owner that the man is... See full summary »

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Jerry Bergen ... Hobo Violinist
Billy Gray ... Nightclub Master of Ceremonies
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A silent, little man carrying a violin case wanders into the kitchen of a swanky nightclub looking for a meal. The chef takes pity on him and convinces the nightclub's owner that the man is actually a world-famous artist. The owner insists that the man perform for his customers. That's when the fun begins. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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An artist down on his luck
7 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This was a cute little short subject from MGM where a Jerry Bergen who's about the size of Bernard Gorcey comes into a restaurant kitchen looking for a handout. When the cook sees him carrying a violin he realizes this is an artist down on his luck. But this is more than a restaurant, it's a nightclub kitchen and the owner insists on him performing for his supper.

This was the thread on which Bergen played and a couple of other acts performed. In the end though he's just another itinerant musician.

The Little Maestro touches all cylinders, it's funny and wistfully sad. I think you'll enjoy it.


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