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Credited cast:
Charlotte Conrad Charlotte Conrad ... Herself - One of the Big Paraders
Edna Howard Edna Howard ... Herself - One of the Big Paraders
Elsie Thiel Elsie Thiel ... Herself - One of the Big Paraders
Jack Waites Jack Waites ... Himself - One of the Big Paraders
Tiny Waites Tiny Waites ... Himself - One of the Big Paraders
Ben Wise Ben Wise ... Himself - One of the Big Paraders


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Short | Musical







Release Date:

20 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #840. See more »


I'm a Broken-Hearted Blackbird
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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Extremely Entertaining Short
21 August 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Big Paraders (1929)

*** (out of 4)

"The Big Paraders," I'm guessing, get their name from the fact that the performers are quite heavy. The six-person act features one woman at the piano and then five different dancers who perform musical numbers, dances and various other acts. This short clocks in at just eight-minutes but it's certainly a lot of fun. I'm once again guessing that this act made their name on vaudeville by performing while being extremely heavy. This made their act all the more impressive because they certainly knew how to move whether it being keeping in step with each other or dancing around the stage. I was really impressed with their skill and there's no question that their act was a very entertaining one and one that would keep a smile on your face. The reason I love Vitaphone shorts can be found right here: This is the only film available of this team.

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