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GB 1937 79mins British Lion Directed by:Herbert Smith Produced by: S.W. Smith Photography:George Stretton A slim story about broken masters of a 78rpm record series "Calling All Stars", enables a string of music and variety artists linked by Flotsam & Jetsam.
Artists include: Ambrose and his Orchestra, Evelyn Dall, Davy Burnaby, Flotsam & Jetsam, Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans Orch., Arren & Broderick, Leon Cortez & his Coster Pals, Ethel Revnell & Gracie West, Billy Bennett, The Bega Four, Eugine Pini & his Band, Buck & Bubbles, Turner Layton, Elisabeth Welch, Larry Adler, The Nicholas Brothers, Twelve Aristocrats, The Whirlwind Skaters, Max Bacon.
Original 35mm release 9.5mm source The Gramophone Factory of Mr Katz (Davy Burnaby) Carroll Gibbons & Savoy Orpheans with the Three Canadian Bachelors perform "Painting Rainbows" Calling All Stars Arren & Broderick in adjoinig studio render "The Last Rose of Summer" Not on 9.5 "Il Bacio" Calling All Stars Mr. Katz tells visitors Flotsam & Jetsam about new releases but messenger smashes master discs. Calling All Stars Flotsam & Jetsam, as traffic police, jump into police car and broadcast "Calling All Stars" Not on 9.5 Down to East London where Evelyn Dall sings "The Organ Grinders Swing" Calling All Stars Pearlies escort cockney & bride to their new home. Not on 9.5 It's Leon Cortez with Ethel Revnell & Grace West Calling All Stars Leon Cortez and his band perform "Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit" Vox Review No. 6 Over to Aldershot with Army cook Billy Bennett Calling All Stars Flotsam & Jetsam sing "Changing Of The Guard" Calling All Stars A Hungarian cafe with acrobats The Bega Four accompanied by Eugene Pini and his band. Calling All Stars Next New York's Cotton Club - Buck & Bubbles Not on 9.5 People drift in as Turner Layton sings "East Of The Sun" Harlem Holiday Buck & Bubbles sing "The Rhythm's OK In Harlem" Harlem Holiday Elisabeth Welch croons "Nightfall" Harlem Holiday and finally the Nicholas Brothers "Za-Zu-Za-Zu" Harlem Holiday Larry Adler checks into crowded hotel lobby and plays "Stardust" on his harmonica. Vox Review No. 7 In the hotel ballroom - The Twelve Aristocrats Calling All Stars Ambrose Orch. play "Serenade In The Night" Vox Review No. 7 followed by The Whirlwind Skaters and Calling All Stars Max Bacon who tells what happened when "Gimble Hit The Cymbal" Not on 9.5 Next Larry Adler plays "The St Louis Blues" Calling All Stars and Evelyn Dall sings "I Don't Wanna Get Hot" Calling All Stars Ambrose introduces a few numbers beginning with "Peanuts" Vox Review No. 6 "Body And Soul" Not on 9.5 "Eleven More Months And Ten More Days" Calling All Stars "When Day Is Done" Calling All Stars Flotsam & Jetsam with Mr Katz sing title song. Calling All Stars (Original running time was 75 minutes; it was re-issued at the cinema in 1945 with 1300ft cut from it.)
©GLN 12/2/99 (With grateful thanks to Maurice Trace for most of this information)
Watch my 9.5mm sound print - Whirlwind Skaters clip on You Tube: http://youtu.be/WsUt7p8MhFI
Watch my 9.5mm sound print - Ambrose - "Serenade In the Night" on You Tube: http://youtu.be/2ipnTGQnPrQ
Watch my 9.5mm sound print - "Harlem Holiday" on You Tube: http://youtu.be/SIFVqKRLxn8
Watch my 9.5mm sound print - Evelyn Dall extracts on You Tube: http://youtu.be/ZjLYljGIsus
(Sorry about the quality of the first two clips, maybe I'll do an improved item. "Harlem Holiday" & the Evelyn Dall clips are my uploads)
(All these clips are from my 9.5mm 'reconstructed' optical sound print - goto my Sales Page to purchase this on DVD)
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