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Roseland (1930)

Approved | | Short, Musical | September 1930 (USA)
A pretty dance hall girl is looking for the right guy.

Director:

Roy Mack
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Etting ... Helen Leslie
Donald Cook ... Jack (as Donn Cook)
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Storyline

Helen is a taxi dancer at Roseland, a Manhattan club. That night she plans to enter a singing contest Roseland is hosting on the radio. Her dad, a servant at a household where her boyfriend is the chauffeur, has been ill, so she stops by to see him where he works. While there, she sits with her beau in the back seat of the town car and drops her Roseland ID card, which Jack, the heir to the family fortune, finds on his way to town for the evening. He goes slumming at the Roseland to return the ID. He likes Helen at first sight, setting up a choice Helen may have to make between the wealthy Jack and the chauffeur. With that choice on her mind, she enters the contest. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Short | Musical

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1930 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

WB Vitaphone Variety. See more »

Goofs

Although Ruth Etting's character is called Helen Leslie throughout the film, on her Roseland employee card that Jack finds, the handwritten name appears to be Helen Lester. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Come on Les. We can't go right, but, we won't go wrong.
Les: Roseland, Roseland. My country right or wrong.
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Connections

References Sonny Boy (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Ruth Etting
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Dreadfully dated corny nonsense about "Roseland"--ten cents a dance...
11 March 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Styles in singing, clothing, costuming, and what constitutes good looks have changed so drastically since 1930 that you have to be a nostalgia buff to appreciate the content of ROSELAND, a Warner Bros. "Film Brevity" to showcase RUTH ETTING.

Her hair and make-up would give any respectful make-up artist the chills and her singing style is strictly a product of the '30's radio audience. She had a clear and sweet voice but badly in need of a style that would appeal to today's audiences.

Silly "Cinderella" story has absolutely no imagination, the script is dull and full of clichés, and the acting is below standard from everyone concerned.

Skip this unless you're a die-hard Ruth Etting fan.


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