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Two Hearts in Wax Time (1935)

A department store employee who carries mannequins tends to overindulge in alcohol. One evening after work, he sees his "coworkers" come to life in the store's display window.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jay Eaton ... Mannequin Dresser (uncredited)
Frank Hayes Frank Hayes ... Frank (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Deck Attendant (uncredited)
Shirley Ross ... Shirley (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Mannequin Dresser (uncredited)
Gus Shy Gus Shy ... Joe (uncredited)
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Storyline

Two window dressers in a department-store basement tease Joe the drunk janitor about the mannequins being alive. Later, at 2:30 a.m., Joe puts on a tux and clocks out. On the street, he passes the store windows and the mannequins come to life, putting on a song and dance revue for him. He encourages the women in one window to visit the men in the next. Two mannequins pair up and sing a duet with ice cream cones, a railroad porter, and dancing couples. The spooning couple then joins a window of campers, singing "Let us live in beautiful illusion." Then, the lovers stumble into a window of villains, including Joe's doppelganger. Is the couple in danger? What will Joe do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Musical | Fantasy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Department Store See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's title is a spoof of Two Hearts in Waltz Time (1934). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe - the Inebriated Custodian: [drunkenly singing 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows' as he stumbles down the basement stairs by wear the window dressers are at work] I'm always chasing rainbows, doo doo doo doo-doo doo...
Mannequin Dresser: That's Joe, drunk again.
Joe - the Inebriated Custodian: ...I'm always chasing rainbows,
[stumbles into a male mannequin]
Joe - the Inebriated Custodian: oh, look out, look out - don't make a pass at me.
Mannequin Dresser: I'm gonna put a stop to that once and for all.
[approaches Joe and taps him on the shoulder with a mannequin arm]
Mannequin Dresser: Hey menace... how'd ya like to have somebody jerk...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Opening disclaimer: This is the tale of a man who imbibed Not wisely - but far too well From a bottle that contained a potent brew He'll never forget the sights that he saw In his inebriated spell Don't laugh! - It could happen to you - or you - or you! See more »

Connections

Spoofs Two Hearts in Waltz Time (1934) See more »

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We May Be Dummies
Performed by three female singer/dancers
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Musicalette
19 July 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I guess the only thing you can call Two Hearts In Wax Time as a genre is a Musicalette. I'm sure the paying customers of the movie-going public enjoyed it back in the day.

The film seems mainly to be a vehicle for the talents of Gus Shy who was a vaudevillian of some note and this was his next to last film appearance. Shy rivaled Ed Norton and Vince Barnett for playing inebriates on film. He's a custodian in a department store and while on a toot he sees the mannequins in the window come alive and do a few songs and dances.

Such folks as Shirley Ross, Syd Saylor, and Sam McDaniel who had some substantial film credits are in this as well. It's an easy to take musical short or Musicalette if you prefer.


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