Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »
The Nicholas Brothers,
The 3 Whippets
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
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 »
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,
The Vaudeville team of Harry Jans and Harold Whalen star in this one, a strange combination of comedy and dance. The duo behave, at times, as if they are performing in front of an audience and their humor is strictly cornball. Their routine picks up a bit when they do a variation of the old 'Niagara Falls' routine--the one where the guy is talking about being ditched by his wife and then he begins beating the snot out of the guy listening. A woman enters and as he's about to slap her around she leaves.
Then the two men rejoin each other and they do a nice tap dance number that is combined with comedy. I would have actually preferred if it was played straight, as the guy's dancing was nice and kept getting interrupted by the comedy...which wasn't all that funny. An interesting curio and modestly entertaining.
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