Jay C. Flippen is the star of this Vitaphone short that clocks in at just 7-minutes. In the film he's basically just standing right close to the camera where he does two songs as well as a variety of jokes. On a technical level this thing is pretty dry as the camera basically just stands still as Flippen does his routine, which I'm sure he performed on a stage countless times. For the most part I thought he had quite a bit of energy even if the overall act was rather bizarre. He's constantly playing around with a cigar that he has throughout the picture and often times he appears to be talking like someone would in a blackface role. I was a little surprised that he wasn't in blackface because the entire act seemed like something someone would do under the make-up. The routine was pretty good as we got a couple nice jokes along the way and the highlight was clearly the singing of "Magnolia," which featured a nice line about mixing Clara Bow and Lillian Gish.
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