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Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)

A schoolteacher helps his friend Dora by getting his students to help him to make a radio commercial.

Director:

Harry Edwards (as Harry J. Edwards)

Writers:

Ernest Pagano (story), Ewart Adamson (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Andy Clyde ... Andy Wilson
Ethel Sykes Ethel Sykes ... Dora
Bud Jamison ... Radio Station Manager
Shirley Temple ... Shirley
Florence Gill Florence Gill ... Singer on Radio Program
The Meglin Kiddies The Meglin Kiddies ... Students (as Meglin Kiddies Band)
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Storyline

Schoolteacher Andy Wilson makes his usual morning stop for coffee and donuts at Dora's Home Bakery. Today he enjoys talking to Dora so much that he is late to school for the first time. Later that day, Dora tells him about some wonderful new donuts that she has made. Andy is so impressed with them that he decides to have his students help him make a radio commercial, in order to help Dora sell her new product. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dora's Dunkin' Donuts See more »

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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Andy: Dora, you'd make a fine wife for some man.
Dora: You think so?
Andy: Oh, sure you would. Did you ever think of, ah, getting married?
Dora: Oh, yes, but the right man's never asked me.
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Enjoyable Two-Reeler
3 May 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A SHIRLEY TEMPLE Short Subject.

Taking his musical students with him, a school teacher goes on live radio to promote DORA'S DUNKING DOUGHNUTS - a specialty snack invented by his sweetheart.

This is an amusing little film, with lots of slapstick worked into the plot. Miss Shirley is sweet & adorable, but really has not much to do. The real star is Scottish comic actor Andy Clyde, who played slightly befuddled or cantankerous gentlemen for years in films and later on television. Appearing all too briefly is English actress Florence Gill, playing herself in her film debut; this lady, who had the odd talent of being able to sing like a chicken, voiced the formidable Clara Cluck for a handful of Walt Disney cartoons in the 1930's & '40's.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.


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