An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil ...
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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, ... See full summary »
Acclaimed poet Robert Frost reminisces on his career. He is also seen giving lectures at Amherst and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, in daily life at his rural Vermont home, and receiving the Congressional Gold Medal from President Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy,
Fatty invents a liquid with flubber-like properties which makes objects resilient and unbreakable. Unfortunately, in his rush to get out of the house to demonstrate his invention, he ... See full summary »
Alfred J. Goulding
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Al St. John,
This was the first in a program of shorts that accompanied the premiere of Don Juan (1926) in which Will H. Hays, President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, introduces the audience to the Vitaphone sound system.
An elderly barber shop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to elaborately remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners are skilled tap dancers.
Claude Hopkins & Orchestra,
On a set resembling a yacht, Roger Wolfe Kahn leads his orchestra in several popular tunes of the day. Billed and un-billed guest acts also perform. At the end, Kahn thrills his guests by piloting a biplane.
Roger Wolfe Kahn,
Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra,
An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil Elaine delights with her impersonation song. The rest dance, tumble, sing and Nancy Gonzalez plays La Cucaracha on the accordion.Written by
Placards worn by the striking kiddies at the beginning of the short include the following protests: "Change The Shape of Ice Cream Cones", "No Parent Should Be Allowed To Name Their Child Elmer", "We Want Our Ears Washed Once A Month", "No More Mechanical Dolls, We Want Real Sweethearts". "Cut Out the Baby Talk", "We Want To Be Seen And Heard", "Parents Should Never Strike Child Exept In Self Defense", "Down With Spinach", and "No Daddy Should Be Allowed To Wind Up Our Toys". See more »
I can do most anything, so think what I could do for you. I can do a Garbo and Mae West too. Come up and see me sometime. Get the idea, tall, dark and handsome...
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This short features the 'stars of tomorrow'....none of which I ever heard of.
Let's cut to the chase....this short from Vitaphone is god-awful. While it begins by announcing that it stars the 'stars of tomorrow', as far as I know, none of them ever made a name for themselves in Hollywood...and we should give thanks for this, as they appear to be a rather annoying and mostly untalented lot. There are a couple tap dancers who are cute but unfortunately sing like children, a kid doing a third-rate Betty Boop (or Helen Kane) imitation, a kid in a straw hat who sings and scats...badly and more. The worst, however, was the hellishly bad version of "Good Ship Lollipop". This ditty was just awful and might make your ears bleed--as will "La Cucharacha"!! A couple aren't bad (such as the boy singing "When Irish Eyes" and the tiny pianist) but they are the exception and aren't all that good either. It all comes off much like a grade school talent show. All of this is presided over by a creepy Santa and some kid dressed a bit like a gangster (minus the gat, of course).
Watch if you date but considering none are budding stars (such as the Vitaphone film of Judy Garland and her sisters, the Gumms), I can't see a lot of reason to look for this one.
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