A cute gal carrying a title card announces each of four acts. The six-member Honey family - three women and three men - perform acrobatics. Reece and Dunn sing a ballad in harmony with ... See full summary »
Coming back from a Ocean trip to New York, Loyce Whiteman, Harry Barris and Art Jarrett decide to visit composer Burton Lane, who is also aboard to rehearse a little. Saxophonists Benny ... See full summary »
An immigrant has become a mailman on Radio Row. One of his first duties is to deliver letters to Bunny Poe, Vera Van, Ramon & Rosalie and George Jessel, each of them is doing a specialty, ... See full summary »
In the fourth entry of this short film series, producer Pete Smith makes comedic "explanatory remarks" over random film clips to create a "Wotaphony Newsreel" and then spoofs an unidentified silent film in "Passions of Horse-Pistol Pete".
When the apartment owner points to his apartment number, then reaches to rotate the '6' back to a '9', he uses his left hand. His right hand is holding a note...but it is a right hand in the close-up, which makes the change. When we return to the longer shot, his right hand is still holding onto the note. See more »
In 1932-1933, Vitaphone made six "Rambling 'Round Radio Row" shorts--all produced by Jerry Wald and many featuring him playing himself. However, here, Wald is no where to be found and the short is very different from previous ones. While the others ONLY featured singing acts, this one has some comedians as well--with an emcee who THOUGHT he was funny--and tried very hard with some corn-ball jokes. As a result, it's a very, very tedious film with really nothing to recommend it.
Apart from a lot of unlikable material, you do get a chance to see the character actor, Gene Lockhart (father of June Lockhart). Too bad he's doing a god-awful bit with Alan Reed (later, the guy who voiced Fred Flintstone). It's bad because Reed did a stuttering gag that was insensitive AND very annoying. The Lockhart groupies can watch this one--but the other 99.999997% of the viewers can steer clear of this one. And, it just proves that not every Vitaphone short is worth your time!
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