An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.
Babe Ruth returns from hunting to a cabin shared with musicians Zez Confrey and Byron Gay where he regales them with the story of his famous called shot. With Babe's help, they write a song about baseball which then debuts on a radio show.
In this musical short, a condensed version of Cole Porter's "Fifty Million Frenchmen" (1929), a wealthy young American meets the girl of his dreams and makes a bet that they will be engaged without her knowing of his riches.
Virginia O'Brien visits Martin Block as he hosts a radio show devoted to Les Brown and His Band of Renown. A few numbers are heard from the band as Block gives a brief history of how they started. O'Brien also recalls her first movie song.
Les Brown and His Band of Renown,
A young woman who is unable to pay her rent gets some unexpected help when the other tenants throw a last-minute rent party in her apartment. In the process, they all charm the landlady out of a year's rent. The entire story is told in song (swing music) and dance (Jitterbug, Lindy Hop etc.).Written by
John G. Sisak Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When the story begins, a lady cannot afford to pay her rent, so her friends organize a 'rent party' and try to drum up money for the landlord. It's the sort of thing that is reminiscent of films like "Babes in Arms"...where someone has a barn and they let the kids borrow it so they can put on a very professional Broadway style review....complete with music that appears from out of no where as well as many talented singers and dancers!
So is it any good? Well, the quality of the singing and dancing is good...which isn't surprising consider it's made by MGM. The lyrics are also pretty catchy....with plenty of jive lingo from the era. Also, the bald little leading man is pretty good...too bad Ben Lessy didn't make a lot more films. An interesting curio from long ago that folks might enjoy if they like swing music.
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