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Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors (1928)

Pianist Gus Arnheim leads his orchestra in several popular tunes.
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Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors ... Themselves (as Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors)
Gus Arnheim Gus Arnheim ... Self - Orchestra Leader
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The room looks like a lavish nightclub. The Ambassadors, a 15-piece band dressed in tuxedos, play three numbers: "Nobody But You," "That Reminds Me of You," and a jazzy rag. Gus Arnheim is at the piano, his direction is understated. Occasionally, a trio of musicians sings a few bars with light voices. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Vitaphone production reel #2585. A Vitaphone Variety. See more »

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Mighty Lak' a Rose
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Music by Ethelbert Nevin
Lyrics by Frank L. Stanton
Performed by Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors
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A pleasant and historically interesting short
5 March 2013 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

The introductory title to the short I watched calls it "Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra" although the table of contents on the DVD packaging lists it as "Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors." The former title is not listed in IMDb so I'm assuming they're the same. The plot synopsis is the same, at any rate. I'm not familiar with the tunes but the music is nice enough for background music - the kind that's good to listen to when you're cleaning the house. The singing style (which I've heard in many old films) is not one I care for. It's too tinny and thin, almost whinny. So, an interesting bit of history but not memorable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1928 (USA) See more »

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Vitaphone Varieties: Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (Vitaphone)

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1.37 : 1
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