Flippen's Frolics (1936)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 15 July 1936 (USA)
In a New York City cabaret setting, Jay. C. Flippen (using his Colonel Flippen character, as J. C. Flippen) emcees and introduces various stage, vaudeville and radio acts and performers, ... See full summary »

Director:

Milton Schwarzwald

Writers:

Milton Schwarzwald (story), Ernie Stanton (script) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jay C. Flippen ... Colonel Flippen - Master of Ceremonies (as J.C. Flippen)
Rose Marie ... Herself - Baby Rose Marie (as Baby Rose Marie)
Jay Seiler Jay Seiler ... Himself - Jay Seiler - Eccentric Dancer
Lewis Seiler Lewis Seiler ... Himself - Lew Seiler - Eccentric Dancer (as Lew Seiler)
Bill Powers Bill Powers ... Himself - Dancer
Sid Walker Sid Walker ... Himself - Comedian
The Manhattanites The Manhattanites ... Themselves - Singing Trio
Bill Powers' Steppers Bill Powers' Steppers ... Themselves - Dancing Ensemble
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Storyline

In a New York City cabaret setting, Jay. C. Flippen (using his Colonel Flippen character, as J. C. Flippen) emcees and introduces various stage, vaudeville and radio acts and performers, including Rose Marie), when still billed as Baby Rose Marie, who does a couple of song-and-dance numbers.. A singing trio called The Manhattanites sings a song and Bill POwers and His Steppers do some stepping. Flippen and Lew Seiler pair up to do a vaudeville routine. And all done in exactly 18 minutes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mentone Musical Comedies #13B: Flippen's Frolics See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mentone Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Baby Rose Marie was introduced simply as Rose Marie. See more »

Soundtracks

All My Life
(uncredited)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Performed by Rose Marie
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Musical Short
7 May 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jay C. Flippen may be best remembered today from his movie roles in the 1950s, when he played a gruff and likable but ultimately corrupt authority figure. However, he came from Broadway, and earlier, radio. Before that, he was a story-telling comic on the vaudeville circuit with a manner that suggested his occasional blackface performances. At the time this movie was made, he seems to have been hosting an amateur talent show on radio -- perhaps that is an invention of this short. Some decent talent appears and it ends.

It's one of the musical shorts produced by Mentone for distribution by Universal Pictures. There were about 80 of them in the mid to late 1930s, mostly directed by Milton Schwartzwald. After the Mentone shorts ended, Schwartzwald wound up in Universal's music department.


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