The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ...
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The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - she's in tulle, he's in sport coat, worsted trousers, vest, and tie carrying a cane and straw hat. They do three numbers, "Hello Mr. Bluebird," Irving Berlin's "The Call of the South," and "(A Pretty Spanish Town) On a Night Like This." Between the first two numbers, they kibbutz about southern music, and for the third song, she dons a sombrero and a serape and he sports a guitar and a gaucho hat. There's also a bit of dancing during the third number.Written by
Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields with the Music Boxes (1929)
** (out of 4)
Hazel Green and Company (1928)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
Early Vitaphone shorts, which each feature musical numbers. Like many of these early talkies the most important thing is that they're talking so not too much detail went into anything else. Out of this group I'd say Hazel Green and Company was the most entertaining since she had a pretty good band behind her and the songs were nice as well. The Wizard of the Mandolin should be avoided if you can't stand the mandolin.
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