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Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields (1927)

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 - ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Blossom Seeley ... Herself
Benny Fields Benny Fields ... Himself (as Bennie Fields)
Charles Bourne Charles Bourne ... Himself - Pianist (as The Music Boxes)
Phil Ellis Phil Ellis ... Himself - Pianist (as The Music Boxes)
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields with the Music Boxes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in May 1927 and copyrighted in July 1927, but apparently not widely released until a year later, as few theatres were equipped for sound in 1927. See more »

Quotes

Bennie Fields, Himself: Well, Child, I'm glad you're in that spirit.
Blossom Seeley, Herself: It's just the way I feel.
Bennie Fields, Himself: If you're gonna sing songs, you better wait til you hear from me.
Blossom Seeley, Herself: You don't mean to tell me you write songs?
Bennie Fields, Himself: Well, the proof of the puddin' is the eating. You can always find me in the company of great composers.
Blossom Seeley, Herself: You tell 'em!
Bennie Fields, Himself: "Blue Skies" by Berlin.
Blossom Seeley, Herself: Very pretty.
Bennie Fields, Himself: "Rhapsody in Blue" - Gershwin.
Blossom Seeley, Herself: That's pretty too.
[...]
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Soundtracks

In a Little Spanish Town
(uncredited)
Music by Mabel Wayne
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Performed by Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields on vocals with Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis on piano
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