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The Song Writers' Revue (1930)

Approved | | Short, Music | 6 January 1930 (USA)
This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. ... See full summary »

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Sammy Lee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gus Edwards Gus Edwards ... Himself
Dave Dreyer Dave Dreyer ... Himself
Fred E. Ahlert Fred E. Ahlert ... Himself (as Fred A. Ahlert)
Roy Turk Roy Turk ... Himself
Ray Heindorf Ray Heindorf ... Himself
Nacio Herb Brown Nacio Herb Brown ... Himself
Arthur Freed ... Himself
Ray Egan Ray Egan ... Himself
Fred Fisher Fred Fisher ... Himself
David Snell David Snell ... Himself (as Dave Snell)
Jack Benny ... Himself
Babe Click Babe Click ... Herself
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Storyline

This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. For several of these song writers, this is their only known appearance in a theatrically released film. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Short | Music

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

6 January 1930 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jack Benny: By the way Mr. Fisher if i were you i'd be a little bit careful, your commencing to lose your hair.
[Fred Fisher takes his hand and moves it over the top of his balding head]
Jack Benny: Ah Mr. Fisher by the way is the only songwriter that i know of, that gets his hair cut with his hat on.
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Crazy Credits

Babe Click is identified by Jack Benny during an interview. See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Me And My Shadow
Music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer
Lyrics by Billy Rose
Performed by unidentified male singer
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Where to purchase one or two reeler short subject sound movies or get info re: packages they are in?
4 June 2014 | by DavidAllenUSASee all my reviews

Where to purchase one or two reeler short subject sound movies or get info re: packages they are in?

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Movies like THE SONG WRITERS' REVUE (1930) are hard to find for purchase.

Short movies, one and two reeler short subjects from early sound days, are hard to sell, it seems. Some may be available in packages (groups of 10 short movies sold together using one "umbrella" title), but it's hard, often, to learn WHICH package with what "umbrella" title a particular hard to get movie is in.

I saw a fragment of THE SONG WRITERS' REVUE (1930) part of Hollywood REVUE OF 1929 which is available from most large video vendors. Great to see Arthur Freed in 1930.....one of the legends of Hollywood/ MGM music producer history.

Young, very unassuming looking guy....in 1930. Didn't look like a mogul at all, yet!

Anyone know where to get these, and maybe more useful, where information can be gotten identifying PACKAGE videos the single one or two reeler short subject sound movies may be in?

Let me know.

I'm David Allen. Email me at DavidAllenUSA@Yahoo.Com.

Thanks.

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