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#21 Jlewis

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:12 PM

On Edge (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy/Big Star Comedy w / William & Joe Mandel)- April 24, 1932 (Film Daily review)   Cops chase two bums up a building under construction  // Vitaphone #1327-1328

On The Air (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Leith Stevens And His Saturday Night Swing Orchestra)-June 10, 1939 (filmed January)  / Typical swing music of the era with Mel Allen (future sportscaster), Bobby Hackett's Orchestra and Nan Wynn. Initially titled SATURDAY NIGHT SWING CLUB.  // Vitaphone #213B

On The Air: An All Star Playlet (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: John Maxwell, Hugh Herbert, Fanny Rice & Harry Downing)-© February 18, 1928 (filmed November '27) The secrets of a radio station are revealed during broadcasting time.  // Vitaphone #2275

On The Job (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-12m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ann Codee & Frank Orth)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed December '30)   Frank is a hotel clerk pretending to be the boss. Ann is a French dame crashing a hotel party with Frank's assistance. Florence Vernon is among the supporting players.  // Vitaphone #1150

On The Rancho (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth & Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Will & Gladys Ahern)-© February 17, 1930 (filmed December '29) Also Ben Ahern. Comedy and rope tricks.  // Vitaphone #952

On The Wagon (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: Shemp Howard & Roscoe Ates)-July 1, 1935   Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Two married drunks have trouble with a wrestler and their mother-in-aw. (With Gertrude Madge, Lillian Pertka & Zeni Vatori)  // Vitaphone #1871-1872

Once Over Lightly (James Bloodworth; music: William Lava) bw-18m-(Special)-October 14, 1944  Clips of Charlie Murray and other Sennett comics.  // Vitaphone #1274A

Once Over Lightly (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Roscoe Ates, Loretta Sayers & Donald MacBride)-© March 25, 1935 (filmed September '34) A gambler depends too much on his wife to curb his losing streak.  // Vitaphone #1785-1786

One Day Stand (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: co-d: Ira Genet; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-August 19, 1939   Clyde Beatty and his wild animal act is performed in a circus.  // Vitaphone #231B

One For The Book (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m17s-(Broadway Brevity)-January 6, 1940 (filmed May '39)  Betty Hutton (who appeared in several shorts before becoming a star at Paramount), the Beaus & Belles, Miriam Grahame, Gae Foster Sisters and Hal Sherman are the featured entertainers in this vaudeville type musical revue. All set on a huge book shelf!  // Vitaphone #224-225B

One Giant Leap (---) color-18m-(Worldwide Adventure)-March 28, 1970

One Good Deed (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Penrod w/ Billy Hayes)-December 5, 1931 Doggie becomes "patient" at Penrod's vet hospital. Co-starring David Gorcey and Jackie Kelk.  // Vitaphone #1305

One Good Turn (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-17m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ruth Etting & Jay Velie)-© December 9, 1930 A mini drama “Half Partners” with tunes added (including “If I Could Be with You”).  // Vitaphone #1122

The One Man Quartette (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Miller)-© November 7, 1929 (filmed August)   One man playing different musicians. Some optical effects here.  // Vitaphone #881

One On The Aisle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© November 25, 1930 (filmed September)  Lon Hascall, Peggy Bernier & George Haggerty appear in this comic drama. Conflict inside the movie theater with even the watched screen characters reacting.  // Vitaphone #1102

One On The House (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Vitaphone Gay-ety: Ted, Judd & Joe McMichael)-December 18, 1937 Newleyweds are given a surprise party with a variety of acts.  // Vitaphone #88-8B

One Way Out (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Charles Lawrence & Thelma White)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed December '30) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Odd suicide comedy set in a mythical European city park set up for it. The novelty is the star's funny vocalizations resembling future cartoon characters like Mr. Abominabbble in Bugs Bunny's THE ABOMINABLE SNOW RABBIT.  // Vitaphone #1153

One Who Came Back (Owen Crump) bw-21m-(promotional)-September 1951 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Profiles disabled veterans of World War II and Korea. Co-produced independently for Disabled American Veterans and distributed by Warner Bros.

One Year In Korea (---) bw-21m-(Warner Pathé News Special)-February 1952 (Completed '51)  // Vitaphone #2172A

O'Neil And Vermont, The Two Dark Knights (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© December 27, 1927 (filmed October) Blackface routine in a cabin.  // Vitaphone #2119

Only The Girl (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: Vera Marshe & Buddy Wattles)-February 1930 Romance and marriage between two centuries are compared in song. Southern mansion scene.   // Vitaphone #3880

Open Up That Golden Gate (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Lou Marcelle) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-July 19, 1952 (edited '51)   The best of California is showcased.  // Vitaphone #2147A

Opening Night (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack & Benjamin Kaye) bw-7m3s-(Vitaphone Variety: Dorothy Sands, Thomas Jackson, Leo Hoyt, Peggy Shannon, Helen Eby-Rock & others)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed October '30) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Comedy at a "sold out" ticket booth.  // Vitaphone #1138

The Operation (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy & Christina Graver)-February 9, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed December '29) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Debut of another huge radio and TV team. Edgar and a nurse find Charlie "out" on a park bench and expect the worst.  // Vitaphone #947

The Operator's Opera (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Donald Novis, The Eton Boys & Dawn O'Day)-© October 22, 1933 (filmed July) A city park becomes a thunderstorm down pour and telephone operators musically assist those runnng to booths. Dawn O'Day was the future Ann Shirley. Bobby Watson, Chester Chute and Grandon Rhodes also appear.  // Vitaphone #1570-1571

Opportunity Night (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Al Klein, Frank Leslie & Genevieve Bowman)-June 1931 A musical amateur night show.  // Vitaphone #1244

Opportunity Unlimited (credits unavaiable) bw-22m (also 11m edition)-(Warner Pathé News Special)-© August 19, 1952 Subtitled "New York State Commission Against Discrimination"//

The Opry House (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Doris Walker & The Mound City Blue Blowers)-© August 20, 1929 (filmed June) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  This oddball band has much comedy charm (Lou Hearn, William McKenzie, Frank Billings, Jack Bland & Carl Kress) with combs accompanying banjo and guita. Doris Walker is lead singer.  // Vitaphone #834

Orange Blossoms for Violet (Ed Selzer: Friz Freleng & Chuck Jones; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Robert C. Bruce) bw- 9m18s-(Warner Novelty)-May 24, 1952 (Completed '51) The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 & Platinum Collection Vol 1(Blu-Ray only) *DVD*  Directed by two of Warner Bros.' animation directors, this comedy is composed of stock footage of monkeys, geese and dogs taken from '23-24 footage (probably Hal Roach's Dippy Dood-Dad series). A basic romantic triangle among capuchins results in a frenetic car chase and balloon ride. Voices by Mel Blanc and Bea Benadaret.//

Orders From Tokyo (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; narrator: David Griffin) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-August 18, 1945 Technicolor views of war-torn Philippines.  // Vitaphone #1389A

An Organ Novelty With the Three Crawfords (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-October 25, 1939 / Includes "My Budd" and "My Blue Heaven". Featuring Mr. and Mrs. Crawford with Jessie Crawford, Miriam Graham & Robert Simmons  // Vitaphone #226B

An Oriental Cocktail (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-October 10, 1932 (© September 29) Profiles Hawaii's hula dancing, Japan's geishas, etc.  // Vitaphone #1433

The Original Hillbillies (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 7, 1929 (filmed January) The "North Carolina Jazz Band" featuring Al Hopkins  // Vitaphone #715

Original Songs (Lynn Cowan Master Of Ceremonies And Song Writer) (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Lynn Cowan)-© December 27, 1927 (filmed October) Includes "Cross Roads", "Way Out West in Hollywood" and "I'm Down in Buenos Aires"  // Vitaphone #2245

The Orpheus Overture (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra)-© April 18, 1927 (filmed February)  // Vitaphone #461

An Ounce Of Prevention (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty: Ray Gross)-October 21, 1936 (filmed January)   // Vitaphone #1908

Our African Frontier (Carl Dudley; music: Rex Dunn) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity)-February 13, 1943 (Completed January)  Incorporates footage from old travelogues to profile the regions the Allies were battling in.  // Vitaphone #1105A

Our Alaskan Frontier (Carl Dudley; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Lou Marcelle) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-November 6, 1943  Vintage travelogue in monochrome (unlike most of the period).  // Vitaphone #1202A

Our Frontier In Italy (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins; music: William Lava) bw-16m-(Special)-April 29, 1944  Tour of pre-war Italy.  // Vitaphone #1227A

Out For Game (Bryan Foy) bw-18m-(The Potters w/ Lucien Littlefield)-© June 30, 1930 (filmed April) A duck hunting trip gone bad. (With Dot Farley and Del Henderson).  // Vitaphone #4099-4100

Out Of Order (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Ben Blue, Donald MacBride & Frances McHugh)-© January 19, 1935 (filmed July '34)  Comic antics in a phone booth.  // Vitaphone #1754-1755

Out Of The Desert (Cedric Francis, producer; Jackson Winter; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-19m-(Warnercolor Special)-February 4, 1956 (filmed '55)   More on Egypt, made around the same time as Land of the Pharoahs.  // Vitaphone #2569A

Out Of The Past (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bert Frank) bw-15m-(Pepper Pot)-October 22, 1932 (Film Daily review; edited June)   Newsreels clips of Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and Jack Dempsey are highlighted.  // Vitaphone #1400

Out Where The Stars Begin (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Bobby Connolly) Technicolor-19m19s-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special)-May 14, 1938 Angels With Dirty Faces & Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Fritz Field is the hyper director and Evelyn Thaw the "discovery" who replaces a tempermental ballerina (Armida). Jeffrey Lynn is her love interest. Great views of the Burbank lot in color with cameos by Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan.  // Vitaphone #8663-8664

Outdoor Living (Howard Hill; music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-November 4, 1944   More with our leading archery expert.  // Vitaphone #1276A

The Outlaw In-Law (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy & Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hobart Cavanaugh & Mary Loane)-© August 7, 1929 (filmed June) Hobart uses the strong lady from Coney Island to get rid of mother-in-law. Filmed twice with different casts. The second version was released.  // Vitaphone #782

Over The Wall (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco; music: Howard Jackson) bw-21m-(Special)-December 25, 1943 (filmed September) Northern Pusuit *DVD*  Escape convict Dane Clark is persuaded by a minister (Tom Tully) to turn himself in. (Reissued 6-25-49)    // Vitaphone #1185A

Overseas Roundup #1 (music: Howard Jackson & William Lava) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-March 17, 1945 News from the war front. A Nazi submarine is attacked / military recreation at Bougainville / Persian transport of goods to Soviet forces / Merrill's Marauders in Burma / Hollywood entertainers overseas  // Vitaphone #1335A

Overseas Roundup #2 (music: Howard Jackson) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-May 26, 1945   Segments: life on a troopship / rat-catching in the tropical Pacific / the medical corps in action / an Australian rodeo  // Vitaphone #1348A

Overseas Roundup #3 (music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-July 14, 1945 (previewed May 19)   Covers: a helicopter saving stranded Marines / how coffee is supplied to troops / Chinese soldiers in training / GI salutes on the radio  // Vitaphone #1351A

Overtones (---) bw-14m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ursula Faucit, Elizabeth Page & others)-© March 15, 1928 (filmed January) Film Daily’s critic was confused by this experimental piece (in a review later on 11-11) which had ladies and their shadows conversing in a surreal manner about romantic connections with the same man.  // Vitaphone #2287

Overture Tannhäuser (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m9s-(Vitaphone Variety: Henry Hadley & The New York Philharmonic)-August 6, 1926 (filmed July '26) Don Juan *DVD*  A straightforward orchestra performance designed to show off high quality sound in an era with "talkies" were brand new. Similar to Fox's FINALE FROM SYMPHONY NUMBER FOUR and MGM's MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR showing off CinemaScope and stereo in 1953… and FM radio doing much the same in the sixties.  // Vitaphone #263

Overture To Mignon (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Henry Hadley & The New York Philharmonic)-August 6, 1926 (filmed July '26)  // Vitaphone #314

Overture William Tell (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: The New York Philharmonic)-August 6, 1926 (filmed July '26)  // Vitaphone #316

Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-June 29, 1940 (filmed July '39) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & Torrid Zone *DVD*  A bit of a plot here with the bandleader conversing with various visitors including a job applicant. Hits include the usual "Jeepers Creepers" (Reissued 4-18-53 and 12-24-55)  // Vitaphone #261B

Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-March 27, 1943 (filmed December '42)  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Average reel spotlighting the future sitcom star. Hits include "I'm Dancing with the Mamas with the Moolah".  // Vitaphone #1089A

Pa Gets A Vacation (Bryan Foy) bw-18m-(The Potters w/ Lucien Littlefield)-© May 15, 1930 (filmed February) Instead of a raise, Pa gets to stay at his boss' house... and finds more trouble than relaxation.  // Vitaphone #3983-3984

The Pacific Frontier (Frederick Richards; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: Raine Bennett) Cinecolor-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-May 23, 1942 /  Tour of Hawaii and other Pacific islands subject to Japanese attack. Much color footage from earlier travelogues.  // Vitaphone #945-946A

Pack Up Your Troubles (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Douglas Stanbury & The Lyric Quartette with Jack Burns)-October 20, 1929 (Film Daily review) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  Keepin' the home fires burning in tunes... at the French front.  // Vitaphone #918

Paddle Your Own Canoe (music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-October 21, 1950  Profiles the Taylor Statten Camps in Ontario and the art of canoeing in Canada. Carl Laurier demonstrates his skills.  // Vitaphone #1951A

Pageant Of The Lilliputans (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Tiny Town Revue with Buster Shaver)-June 9, 1929 (Film Daily review; filmed April)  Entire cast is under four feet in height and audiences couldn’t help but be amused at the time.  // Vitaphone #784

Pagliacci (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Vitaphone Symphony)-February 1926 (test preview) Not sure if this film is available, but it is fitting that the first Warner "talkie" that was more than just a "test" (and there were many made since the summer of 1925, all given Vitaphone numbers) happens to be a classical music piece. Like the launching of LP records in the late forties and hi fi stereo shortly later, it was assumed that the public was more willing to try out technical "novelties" if they were "high brow" in cultural interest.  // Vitaphone #116

The Painter (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Frank Orth)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed November '30)  A journalist hangs out at a sanitarium with a fortune seeking painter.  // Vitaphone #1137

Palm Beach Four "Favorite Nightclub Quartette" (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© May 27, 1929 Garden setting with Charles Anderson, Joseph Markese, Harry Hill & Al Perry  // Vitaphone #794

Palm Beach Knights (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Charles Ahearn)-May 1935 A fashion show for hobos is performed. (With David Burns, Casper Balsamo and Fred Harper)  // Vitaphone #1866

Pals (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Willie & Eugene Howard)-© July 18, 1927 (filmed April) Singing "Hawaiian Rose" in a NYC setting.  // Vitaphone #543

Papa's Vacation (Bryan Foy) bw-12m-(Vitaphone Variety: William Demerest)-© March 31, 1928 (filmed December '27)  Film Daily (10-21-28) rated this very staged comedy just “fair” with the future comedy star as a tired postman dealing with his wife’s eagerness to hike up the mountains.  // Vitaphone #2290

The Paper Hangers (Herman C. Raymaker) bw/silent-2 reels-(Al St. John & Cliff Bowes)-January 1921 At least parts of this comedy survive today.//

Paper Hanging (Carter DeHaven & Herman Ruby) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Johnny Arthur)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed February)   Johnny is too cheap to hire a professional… and does it himself unsuccessfully.  // Vitaphone #3972

Parades Of Yesterday (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bert Frank & Jack Henley; narrator: Leo Donnelly) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-April 8, 1933 (Completed October '32)   Profiles various parades: Coney Island's 1890s style, civil war veterans and the 1919 victory celebration. Music by David Mendoza.  // Vitaphone #1486

The Paragons In The Tropics (Doc Salomon) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: The Paragons & Doris Walker)-March 10, 1929 (Film Daily review filmed December '28)  Tunes include “Happy Days and Lonely Nights”  // Vitaphone #2883

Paree Paree (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m3s-(Broadway Brevity: Bob Hope & Dorothy Stone)-September 8, 1934 (filmed June '34)  Silk Stockings *DVD*  Bob Hope makes his debut for the studio doing more singing than comedy, but the production values of this Cole Porter adaptation are first rate. In Paris, millionaire playboy Hope tries to woo a lady without any money.  // Vitaphone #1752-1753

Paris Glimpses (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Newman Traveltalk)-July 9, 1932 (Film Daily review; edited February)   Includes the Eiffel (of course) and Champs Elysees  // Vitaphone #1342

Paris In New York (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Irene Bordoni, Pansy Sanborn, Ames & Arms, Will Aubrey & Frank Mazzone)-March 21, 1936   Super star Irene relates her somewhat fiction-based rise to stardom to her fans.  // Vitaphone #1943-1944

Partners (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Leon Errol) bw-21m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Gaxton, George Haggerty & Shirley Palmer)-March 15, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed January)   Business partners work with an empty real estate office trying to fool a patron.  // Vitaphone #1183-1184

Passing The Buck (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Alexander Gray)-September 24, 1932 (filmed July)   Clever musical starting with talking dollar bills… building up to the places they have been in NYC and the entertainment. (With Nina Mae McKinney, Dorothy Dell, Victor Kilian, Ed Jerome, Will Vedery Girls & Four Blazers)  // Vitaphone #1450-1451

Pat Henning (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-January 1930 Comic routines with his parents helping.  // Vitaphone #971

The Patent Office (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: ---bw-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry Tate)-© June 29, 1929 (filmed March)  // Vitaphone #767

Paul Cunningham And Florence Bennett, The Popular Singing Composers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 20, 1929 Bennett does a sketch as a Hollywood starlet inbetween songs like "Hollywood Parade".  // Vitaphone #736

Paul Revere, Jr. (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Gus Shy, co-starring Janet Reade, Kathleen & Gene Lockhart, Bobby Watson, Almira Sessions & Shemp Howard)-© October 21, 1933 (filmed June) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD* A modern day Paul Revere gets too drunk and steals a horse. Flashback t Colonial America and some boppy musical numbers.  // Vitaphone #1559-1560

Paul Tremaine & His Aristocrats (Paul Tremaine And His Jazz Band) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m29s-(Vitaphone Variety)-March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) The Jazz Singer *DVD*  Manages to squeeze in footage of a real train, with a rendition of "I've Been Working on the Railroad".  // Vitaphone #742

Pauline Alpert In "What Price Piano" (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 12, 1927 (filmed December '26) Two back to back shorts made together. This one (#418) features hits like "Sunday" and "Barcelona".   // Vitaphone #418

Pauline Alpert #419 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 12, 1927 (filmed December '26) Starts with the tune "That's Why I Love You"  // Vitaphone #419

The Pay Off (---) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry B. Walthall, Barbara Leonard & Russell Hopton)-© March 19, 1930 (filmed January)  Dramatic piece about an aging crook helping his daughter’s romance without revealing his paternity.  // Vitaphone #3798



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Peace And Quiet (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Billy Wayne & Betty Lawrence)-© February 5, 1931 (filmed December '30) City dwellers seek it in the noisy countryside.  // Vitaphone #1152

Peaceful Valley (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels-(Monty Banks)-July 1921

A Peach Of A Pair (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Daphne Pollard & Shemp Howard)-© February 12, 1935 (filmed August '34) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Slapstick involving two vaudevillians-turned cook and butler.  // Vitaphone #1773-1774

Pearl Of The East (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Howard Claney) Cinecolor-9m-(Colortour Adventures)-March 21, 1938  Covers India  // Vitaphone #72B

The Pearl Of The Pacific (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman & Ira Genet; narrator: Kenneth Roberts) Naturalcolor-10m-(Colortour Adventures)-September 5, 1936 (Completed June)   E.M. Newman started producing in color to compete with MGM's Traveltalks (which began shooting in Technicolor two years earlier), but utilized a more economized process like Paramount's "Popular Science". This one is a tour of Hawaii.  // Vitaphone #2020

Pearls Of The Pacific (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-17m-(Warnercolor Special)-© March 2, 1957 (Completed October '56)   Tour of the Philippines. (Reissued August '67)  // Vitaphone #2683A

Peeks At Hollywood (Gene Lester: Irving Applebaum; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-January 26, 1946 (filmed '45)  San Antonio *DVD* Hollywood celebrities seen from Griffith Observatory.  // Vitaphone #1418A

Pennant Winning Battery Of Songland (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m17s-(Vitaphone Variety: Gus Van & Joe Schenck)-© April 9, 1927 The Jazz Singer *DVD*  Amusing... and dated... vaudeville music and comedy with impersonations of African American and midwestern hick dialogue.  // Vitaphone #465

A Penny A Peep (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ralph Staub) bw-10m41s-(Pepper Pot: Fred Harper, Gertrude Mudge & Dick Wallace)-© July 16, 1933 (filmed March) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Nostalgic portrait of a family visiting a early 1900s penny arcade. Clips: Annette Kellerman in THE PERFECTLY FORMED WOMAN (Australian clip 1910)  /  Mary Pickford in SONG OF THE WILDWOOD FLUTE (Biograph 1910)  // Vitaphone #1518

Penrod's Bull Pen (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-8m-(Penrod w/ Billy Hayes)-March 19, 1932  Penrod and the gang cause havoc to a neighbor’s window. Later they stage a mock bullfight. (With David Gorcey, Paul White, Jackie Kelk, Eddie Ryan & Jean Mayerson)  // Vitaphone #1354

The People Versus-- (---) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Pat O'Malley & Frank Campeau)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed December '29)  Mini prison drama.  // Vitaphone #3781

The Perfect Suitor (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy [Big Star Comedy] w / Benny Rubin, Warren Hymer & Marjorie Hines)-March 20, 1932 (Film Daily review)   A clothing store owner poses as a mannequin when rbbed by racketeers.  // Vitaphone #1344-1345

A Perfect Understanding (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Joe May & Dorothy Oaks)-© February 17, 1930 (filmed December '29) Comedy banter  // Vitaphone #951

Perils Of The Jungle (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Attilio Gatti; story: Herald Medford; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity)-October 3, 1941   Searching for the elusive Okapi in the Belgian Congo. Filmed footage from 1938-40. (Reissued 5-7-49)  // Vitaphone #593-594A

Personalities (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Florrie Le Vere & Lou Handman)-© October 17, 1927 (filmed August) Handman was a leading songwriter.  // Vitaphone #2131

The Pest Of Honor (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry Short & Edward Fielding)-© December 9, 1930 (filmed October)  A hired "joker" butler causes havoc on a society party.  // Vitaphone #1118

Peter Van Steeden And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-March 6, 1937 Also Harold Richards and Hazel Geary.  // Vitaphone #2072

Phedre Overture (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Herman Heller & Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra)-© December 29, 1927 (filmed September)  // Vitaphone #2170

Phil Spitalny & His Musical Queens (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-August 23, 1934 (Film Daily review; filmed June) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Mickey Braatz tap dances. An all female band performs.  // Vitaphone #1719

Phil Spitalny's All Girl Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-August 7, 1935 (filmed May)   Tunes include "Running Wild" (later used in SOME LIKE IT HOT) and some familiars from the Busby Berkeley. Maurine and Nova are credited.  // Vitaphone #1850

The Piano Duellists (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Victor Arden & Phil Ohman)- © July 11, 1927 (filmed May) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Great piano playing but slightly dull to watch.  // Vitaphone #553

The Picadilly (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: William DuCalion)-November 1928  // Vitaphone #2840

Pickin' A Winner (Pick A Winner) (Roy Mack) Technicolor (2-color)-18m-(Technicolor Special)-August 23, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed June)  Assortment of dancing policemen and gambling on picnic grounds  // Vitaphone #1411-1412

Picture Palace (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & Dawn O'Day / Anne Shirley)-February 10, 1934 (filmed September '33)  Fired from a vaudeville show, a couple strike on their own. William Morrow and Toney Hughes support.  // Vitaphone #1619-1620

The Picture Parade (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist, Dan Donaldson & Jay Jackson) bw-19m-(Classics of the Screen)-March 31, 1956 (Compiled '55)   Presents various subjects of unusual interest: the marble caverns in Oregon; the castle in the desert, an architectural wonder in Arizona; a chest of curiosities collected by Jules Charbneau in twenty years of travels; the many animals of New York's Bronx Park Zoo; and the Martha Berry Schools.  // Vitaphone #2590A

Picturesque Portugal (James Fitzpatrick; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-October 15, 1955 (edited ‘53)  Rare "Traveltalk" not made at MGM, completed just before FitzPatrick's move to Paramount with his VistaVision Vists.  // Vitaphone #2521A

Picturesque Siam (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Musical World Journeys)-© July 25, 1934 (Completed November '33)  // Vitaphone #1647

Pie A La Mode (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Herbert Warren & Russ Brown)-May 29, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed December '32) More music and pie throwing in a bakery setting. (With the Loomis Sisters, Bernard Gorcey, Polly Walters & Doree Singers)  // Vitaphone #1529-1530

Pie In The Eye (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-18m-(Classic Of The Screen)-December 24, 1948  More vintage Mack Sennett material. By now, all compilations of old material brought to 20 minutes or so in length are dubbed "Classics of the Screen", the umbrella title also used for reissues of old shorts during the late forties and fifties.  // Vitaphone #1771A

Pie, Pie Blackbird (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack & A. Dorian Otvas) bw-10m42s-(Vitaphone Variety: Eubie Blake, Nina Mae McKinney & The Nicholas Brothers)-June 4, 1932 (filmed March) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & Hallelujah! *DVD*  Creative, if weird. musical with the band performing inside a pie and culminating with the jazz hot enough to "burn nto a skeleton".  // Vitaphone #1391

Pigskin Passes (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dan Donaldson) bw-18m-(Classic Of The Screen)-© September 23, 1949   Two-reel history of football, up through 1949.  // Vitaphone #1845A

Pigskin Troubles (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Born & Elmer Lawrence)-© March 7, 1929 (filmed December '28) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  Quite funny routines involving football talk   // Vitaphone #2940

Pilgrim Days (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-10m-(See America First)-August 28, 1934 (Washington DC preview) Part of a series on US history with the sites of Massachusettes highlighted.  // Vitaphone #1738

Plane Crazy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Musical Short / Broadway Brevity: Dorothy Lee, Art & Morton Havel & others)-© December 23, 1933 (filmed August) The Picture Snatcher *DVD*  Romance and music with two aviators and a girl of interest. Ends with Berkley-esque numbers.  // Vitaphone #1613-1614

A Plantation Act (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Philip Roscoe) bw-9m56s-(Vitaphone Variety: Al Jolson)-October 7, 1926 (filmed August '26) The Jazz Singer *DVD*  Al Jolson sings "When the Red Red Robin Goes Bob Bob Bobbing Along", "April Showers" and "Rock-a-bye Your Baby" in blackface. When The Jazz Singer was released the following year, it was billed as Jolson's film debut and copies of this short were removed from distribution. The Vitaphone Project helped uncover a damaged print and soundtrack recording and it made its restored laserdisc debut as part of a Turner / MGM-UA set in 1994.  // Vitaphone #359

Plantation Melodies (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Le Roy Prinz) bw-20m-(Special)-May 12, 1945 (filmed '44)  Short biopic on Stephen Foster (Craig Stevens), done in the style of the 1930s patriotic 2-reelers. (Reissued 5-16-53)  // Vitaphone #1324A

The Play Boy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-14m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry Fox)-September 7, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   Amusing tale of a kleptomaniac.  // Vitaphone #1039-1040

Play Street (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Cherry & June Preisser)-April 3, 1937   A show is put on in the neighborhood and two particiants are persuaded by a Broadway actress to perform at a party. Supporting are Duke McHale, Walter Cassel and the team of Verdi & See.  // Vitaphone #2076-2077

The Playgirls (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Cathy Lewis, Navy Blues Sextette & The Ryan sisters)-© December 26, 1941   On the bandstand with female vocal groups. (Reissued 4-16-55)  // Vitaphone #657A

Playgrounds (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: James Wallington) bw-11m-(Our Own U.S.)-October 5, 1935 (edited April)   Virginia Beach / Coney Island / Palm Springs / parts of Florida / Lake Placid / Lake Marancook  // Vitaphone #1854

Playing Pranks With Webster (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Johnny Hyman)-© February 4, 1928 (filmed October '27)  // Vitaphone #2264

Playing With Danger (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator: Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-October 30, 1937  Kids go swimming too close to a railroad  // Vitaphone #39B

Playing With Fire (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-12m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jack Hazzard)-© March 26, 1931 (filmed December '30)  Fireman comedy with the fellows putting on a show due to lack of action.  // Vitaphone #1188

Playmates (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Arthur & Morton Havel)-© April 30, 1929  Juvenile performers let loose on piano and song. (With Dora Mills Adams & David Bender)  // Vitaphone #769

Playtime In Rio (Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-August 17, 1948 (filmed '46-'47) Views of the Cariocas of Rio de Janeiro.  // Vitaphone #1595A

Playtime Pals (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Johnny Jacobs) Warnercolor-9m-(Warnercolor Special)-October 27, 1956  Children and sports worldwide.  // Vitaphone #2670A

Pleasure Island (Roy Mack) Technicolor (2-color)-18m-(Technicolor Special: Tom Dugan, Richard Powell, Neely Edwards, Hank Mann, Winona Love & Maxine Lewis)-October 3, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed June)   Musical "fluff" set on a tropical isle  // Vitaphone #1421-1422

Pledge To Bataan (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; David Griffin; music: William Lava; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-20m (lengthier version at 54m)-(Featurette)-February 3, 1945   Showcases the Philippnes pre-General MacArthur.  // Vitaphone #1310A

The Poet And Peasant Overture (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra)-© April 18, 1927 (filmed February)   Widely released December 1929.  // Vitaphone #447

Poets Of The Organ (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Crawford)-August 15, 1936   With Robert Simmons and organ renditions of "Valencia", "Rose in Her Hair", "Masquerade" and "Butterflies in the Rain"  // Vitaphone #1949

Points On Arrows (Howard Hill; music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-December 27, 1941 (filmed September)   Featuring the leading archery expert  // Vitaphone #577A

Points On Pointers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman: Del Frazier) Cinecolor-9m-(Color Parade)-January 28, 1939 (filmed '38)  The first of several color shorts on dogs.  // Vitaphone #185B

Police Quartet (L.A. Police) (---) bw-8m4s-(Vitaphone Variety)-December 29, 1927 The Jazz Singer *DVD* Yes, even cops can perform as a band.  // Vitaphone #2320

The Policy Girl (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Mitzi Mayfair, Donald Novis, Roscoe Ates)-August 11, 1934 (filmed June)   Insurance salesman cons his sister to get a deal with a celebrity.  // Vitaphone #1717-1718

Politics (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: George Jessel)-© November 24, 1930 (filmed September)  // Vitaphone #1100

Polo With The Stars (Myron Schwartz: Paul Thoma; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-September 20, 1941  Features Joe E. Brown, Jack Holt & Buddy Rogers  // Vitaphone #495A

Polonaise In A Flat (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harold Bauer)-June 1926 (test preview)  // Vitaphone #278

Pony Express Days (Wild West Days) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-25m-(Technicolor Special: George Reeves, David Bruce, Frank Wilcox & J. Farrell McDonald)-July 6, 1940  Torrid Zone *DVD* Excellent (if not exactly historically accurate) reenactment of the Pony Express (1860-62) with George Reeves starring as Bill Cody. (Reissued 5-13-50)  // Vitaphone #9834-9835

Poor Aubrey (---) bw-15m-(Vitaphone Variety: Franklin Pangborn)-© January 30, 1930 (filmed December '29) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Living room battle between spouses featuring the Sennett star. Based on a playlet THE SHOW-OFF by George Kelly. Helen Ferguson, Ruth Lyons & Clara Blandick support.  // Vitaphone #3674-3675

Poor But Dishonest (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Girlfriends Comedy w / Thelma White & Fanny Watson)-March 1932 Fanny gets engaged to a Count when traveling abroad. Also featuring Al Klein, James C. Morton & Jessie Busley.  // Vitaphone #1309-1310

The Poor Fish (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-6m-(Vitaphone Variety: Hobart Cavanaugh)-© June 8, 1930 (filmed April) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Husband and wife's "other man" discover kinship in fishing while wifie sees fresh "blood". With Natalie Schafer, Stanley Ridges & George Blackwood in support.  // Vitaphone #1010

Poor Little Butterfly (Roy Mack) Technicolor (2-color)-7m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety)-September 21, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed January)  Musical set in Japan  // Vitaphone #3687

Poor Little Rich Boy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Mary Lange, Charles Eaton, Harry McNaughton & Gale Sisters)-© December 24, 1932 (filmed September)  The family mansion is transformed by the musical son into a roadhouse.  // Vitaphone #1480-1481

Popular Songs (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Anna Chandler)-© November 28, 1928 (filmed August)  // Vitaphone #2739

Postal Union (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Headliners: Georgie Price, Eddie Bruce & others)-December 4, 1937 (filmed Sept '37) Kid Galahad (Greatest Gangster Films Edward G. Robinson) *DVD*  A messenger boy uses magic to impress his girl.  // Vitaphone #31-32B

Pow Wow (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lansing Holden) Technicolor-9m-(Color Parade)-October 1, 1938 /  Technicolor views of the Navajo.  // Vitaphone #105B

Power Behind The Nation (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; story: Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-October 11, 1947  History of American industry.  // Vitaphone #1615A

Precision (National Film Board of Canada: George Dufaux) c-10m-(Special)-December 30 1967 (US release. Canada film release 1966)

The Prediction (---) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Hugh Herbert)-© July 10, 1928 (filmed February)   A reading with a fortune teller disrupts Hugh's marriage. (With Anita Pam, Otto Lederer & Guy D'Enner)  // Vitaphone #2517-2518

Preparing For The Future (---) bw- (Warner Pathé News Special)-March 1954 Made for New York State University  // Vitaphone #2369A

The Present With A Future (Warner Bros. War Bonds Trailer) (Vincent Sherman) bw-3m-(promotional w/ Bette Davis)-December 1, 1943 //

Pretty Polly (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Polly Moran)-June 1, 1935 (filmed January) A waitress who wins a law suit stages a Hollywood party... with impersonators. Marjorie Main as a supporting role with Jane Gale, David Burns, Pats Flick and Ginger Pearson.  // Vitaphone #1830-1831

The Pretty Pretender (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Bernice Claire)-January 23, 1937 A theater owner needs better performances and tells his cast a big producer is attending. Bernice disovers he's accidently telling the truth. (With Adrina Otero, Nina Olivette, Stanley Smith & Byrne Sisters)  // Vitaphone #2054-2055

Princely India (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Lou Marcelle) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-December 25, 1948  Ambitious 2-reel travelogue.  // Vitaphone #1749A

The Prisoner Of Swing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack, Eddie Forman & Cyrus Wood) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & June Allyson, Al Fields & Eddie Foy Jr.)-June 11, 1938  The Dawn Patrol (1938) (Greatest Classic Films War) *DVD* Excellent comedy spoof of The Prisoner Of Zenda with first rate production values.  // Vitaphone #108-109B

A Private Engagement (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: The Yacht Club Boys)-May 1930 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* The boys perform mostly in a parlor.  // Vitaphone #1043

Private Lessons (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy, Dawn O'Day, Dorothy Dare, Dollie Arden & Marie Fay)-May 5, 1934 (filmed November '33)  A young dance instructor is hired at the all-girl Dawn O'Day school, but the owner worries he may be teaching more than just dancing. He starts his own school.  // Vitaphone #1642-1643

The Prize Sap (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ralph Staub) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Ben Blue)-© July 21, 1934 (filmed February)   Ben takes over a radio station and fires... and hires... all the wrong people. (With Hugh Cameron, Dorothy Brown & Cora Witherspoon)  // Vitaphone #1679-1680

Production Report By Jack Warner (Jack Warner) bw-25m-(Featurette)-March 1955 (filmed '54)  // Vitaphone #2461A

Proff Moore And His Roosevelt Hotel Orchestra (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© February 15, 1929 (Completed December '27)  // Vitaphone #2276

Projection Room (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Gower Champion & Jeanne Tyler, Jack Arthur, Evelyn Case & Eddie Foy Jr.)-March 4, 1939 (filmed '38) A popular radio team is kept united romantically by the movie studio heads who hired them.   // Vitaphone #175-176B

Proudly We Serve (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; music: William Lava) bw-18m-(Special)-September 23, 1944  Hollywood Canteen *DVD*  Andrea King plays a lady gun trainer, much to the surprise of Sgt. Tex Gordon.  // Vitaphone #1277A

P's And Cues (Ps & Qs) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French; narrator: Paul Douglas) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-November 27, 1935 (Film Daily review)   Charles Peterson and Ruth McGinnis give pro lessons at billiards.  // Vitaphone #1914

Public Jitterbug Number One (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy, Betty Hutton, Chaz Chase & Tom Emerson's Hillbilly Sextette)-April 5, 1939 Carefree *DVD*  Forget the plot… all wooing and romancing with tunes like "I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and the title tune.  // Vitaphone #240-241B

Pugs And Kisses (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ray McCarey) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Charles Judels & Lionel Stander, co starring Greta Granstedt, Shemp Howard & Ralph Sanford)-© February 17, 1934 (filmed September '33) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  A womanizing-but-unsuccessful boxer (Stander) is fooled by his manager (Judels) into thiking he got him bumped off but stages a comeback.  // Vitaphone #1621-1622

Punch And Beauty (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Joe Palooka w/ Robert Norton & Shemp Howard)-August 6, 1936 Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Joe knocks out his opponent too early for making noise in a hotel. With Johnny Berkes & Beverly Phalon  // Vitaphone #2012-2013

Puppet Love (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) Cinecolor?-10m-(Vitaphone Novelty: Salici's puppets)-September 18, 1937 (BoxOffice review)   Features the marionettes onstage and behind-the-scenes.  // Vitaphone #2086

Pure Feud (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy)-© April 14, 1934 (filmed November '33) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Edgar Appletree and his sister arrive at a mountain resort for a rest cure, only to find themselves in the midst of a shooting war between the McCarthys and their neighbors.  // Vitaphone #1638

Purely An Accident (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© November 14, 1930 /  A boxer lacks self confidence despite repeated wins. An off-beat comedy with Reed Brown Jr., Allen Kearns & Frank Otto.  // Vitaphone #1106

Putting It On (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Bobby Jarvis & Lillian Bond)-June 1930 A lowly store clerk crashes a high society party pretending to be a “swell”.  // Vitaphone #1070

Putting It On (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Claudia Coleman)-© December 27, 1927 (filmed October)  Popular vaudeville star impersonates a stuffy society dame and a manicurist.  // Vitaphone #2244



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Quartet From Rigoletto (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety)-February 3, 1927  Set in a rural inn. Features Benjamin Gigli on tenor, Giuseppe DeLuca on baritone, Jeanne Gordon (contralto) and Marion Talley as soprano. Reviewed by Film Daily 9-30-28 when reissued.  // Vitaphone #415

The Question Of Today (Lloyd Bacon) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Audrey Ferris, Landers Stevens & others)-March 15, 1928 An uppity lady files a complaint to the police against a sailor.  // Vitaphone #2238

Quiet, Please (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Fritz Feld, Charles Foy, Larry Williams & Katherine Kane)-July 1, 1939  Invisible Stripes *DVD*  Yet another musical comedy involving a silly Hollywood director, this time cooking up "romance" between stars who don't like each other. Tom Kennedy dresses in a gorilla suit.  // Vitaphone #9240-9241

The Race Rider (Harry O. Hoyt; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-June 19, 1948 (filmed '46)   Jockeys train in Technicolor.  // Vitaphone #1587A

Racing Thrills (Gordon Hollingshead; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-July 8, 1950 (filmed '49)  Sports in Florida. (Reissued April '62)  // Vitaphone #1901A

Radio And Relatives (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-© December 30, 1938 (filmed August) Features Jack Walson, Rob Nichols, Laura Deane and Garner, Wolfe & Hakins  // Vitaphone #134B

Radio Reel #1: Listening In (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-© February 18, 1935 (filmed July '34) Radio repairmen listen into various acts. With Arthur Brown, DeMarco Sisters, Cross & Dunn, Irene Taylor and Mary Small.  // Vitaphone #1760

Radio Reel #3: We Do Our Part (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-© February 18, 1935 (filmed August '34) Radio stars help a sick baby... dog that is. Features Landt Trio & White, Donald Novis, Ed Lowry, Edith Murray, Gene & Glenn and David Burns.  // Vitaphone #1769

Radio Reel #4: Egg Marks The Spot (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-March 30, 1935 (filmed August '34)   Two egg sellers sit through a radio broadcast until their produce hatches. Featuring: Sam Hearn / Jessie Busley / Three X Sisters / Lee Sullivan / Sims & Bailey  // Vitaphone #1775

Radio Reel #5- Rah Rah Radio (Vitaphone Studio- Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-July 6, 1935 (filmed December '34) A radio school instructs its pupils on a variety of entertainers (some students themselves). Features David Burns, Jimmie Lucas, DeMarco Sisters, Ralph Kirbery, Al & Lee Riser and Jack & Lee Cleman  // Vitaphone #1784

Radio Scout (Ralph Staub) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: El Brendel, Joan Wheeler, Bob Nolan & others)-September 1, 1934 (filmed June)   A radio janitor seeks out hillbillies in Kentucky.  // Vitaphone #1724-1725

Radio Silly (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Alan Cross & Henry Dunn)-© April 8, 1935 (filmed October '34) Two radio stars will over their girlfriends' parents with impersonations. (With Lilyan Gordon, Billie Leonard & Dudley Clements)  // Vitaphone #1797-1798

Radio Station (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Harry Downing)-1927 (unknown release)

Railroad Follies (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 1930 Featuring Gene Morgan, Clyde Hager & Violet Barlow. A train becomes a nightclub with much music.  // Vitaphone #4209

Rainbow's End (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m-(Presentation Revue: Gus Van, Eddie Leonard, Bert Swor, Lou Lubin)-July 2, 1938 (filmed April '38)  Hoboes perform.  // Vitaphone #119-120B

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #1 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m39s-(Pepper Pot)-June 25, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed April) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Two radio announcers listen in on Kate Smith, The Boswell Sisters, Col. Stoopnagle & Budd and other performers. These Rambling 'Round Radio Row installments resemble MGM's later "Galaxy of Stars" shorts in showcasing various vaudeville and radio stars with hit and miss material.  // Vitaphone #1408

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-8m-(Pepper Pot)-October 22, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed July) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & The Golddiggers Of 1933 *DVD* Features Smith Bellew, Frances Langford, Reis & Dunn  // Vitaphone #1447

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3 (initially #4) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-© March 24, 1933 (filmed July '32) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Showcases Tess Gardella "Aunt Jemina, Johnny Marvin, William Hall, Baby Rose Marie & others  // Vitaphone #1452

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #4 (initially #5) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-April 29, 1933 (Motion Picture Herald review; filmed July '32) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Includes Fletcher Henderson, The Nitwits, Buddy Rogers & Ozzie Nelson  // Vitaphone #1453

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (initially #6) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-© June 7, 1933 (filmed September '32) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* With Uncle Don, Three Keys, Harry Lou Conrad, Buddy Rogers & Harriet Lee. Jerry Wald and Harry Rose serve as hosts; the latter mixing cocktails between acts.  // Vitaphone #1473

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6 (initially #7) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-June 1933 (filmed September '32) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Includes Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys, Ted Pearson, Tito Guizar, Ann Leaf, Frank Hazzard & Pickens Sisters  // Vitaphone #1474

Rambling 'Round Radio Row: Series 2-1 (initially #3) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-October 1933 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Includes Tito Guizar, Shirley Howard & Men About Town  // Vitaphone #1632

Rambling 'Round Radio Row: Series 2-2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-May 19, 1934 (filmed December '33) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts & Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Includes George Jessel, Shemp Howard, Betty Boon, Vera Van, Ramon & Rosita, Patsy Flick & Teddy Seco  // Vitaphone #1662

Rambling 'Round Radio Row: Series 3-1 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Jerry Wald) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot)-June 16, 1934 (filmed December '33) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & Footlight Parade (Greatest Classic Films Busby Berkeley 1) *DVD* Features Baby Rose Marie, The Harmonians, Frank Novak Jr, Harriet Lee & Ray Atwell  // Vitaphone #1664

Ramon Ramos And His Rainbow Room Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-April 18, 1936   Argentine melodies with Manya & Drigo supporting.  // Vitaphone #1939

Ranch In White (André De La Varre & Del Frazier; music: Howard Jackson & Vaughan; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-August 3, 1946 (filmed '45)  Visit to the Nebraska ranch and its white horses.  // Vitaphone #1459A

Rare Bird (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels-(Monty Banks)-October 1920

Rarin' To Go (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Kraft & Elsie Lamont)-© August 20, 1929 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* A "whoopee" comedian and a Boop-ish gal from the East joke together in a rodeo western setting.  // Vitaphone #847

Ray Kinney And His Royal Hawaiian Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-October 1, 1938 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*/ A rather average reel set in a Hawaiian nightclub.  // Vitaphone #160B

Raymond Eisman, The Little Artist (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© July 2, 1927 (filmed April) Child performer.  // Vitaphone #501

The Raymond Overture (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra)-© April 18, 1927 (filmed February)  // Vitaphone #449

Realization (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hugh Herbert, Anita Pam & Lee Kinney)-© November 3, 1927 (filmed August) Herbert's first talkie. Comedy sketch about a divorce.  // Vitaphone #2141

The Rear Gunner (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Ray Enright; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Burgess Meredith, Dane Clark, Tom Neal, Ronald Reagan, Bernard Zanfield & Jonathan Hale)-April 10, 1943 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Objective Burma *DVD*  Private Pee Wee Williams (Meredith) trains to be an areal gunner. Interesting period piece with some familiar faces in the cast. Dated with some "killing Japs" humor.  // Vitaphone #1111A

Reb Spikes And His Follies Entertainers (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© October 17, 1927 (filmed July) Billed as the "Premire Colored Orchestra with Dancers".  // Vitaphone #2123

The Record Boys, Radio Winners #530 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 28, 1927 Features Frank Kamplain, Samuel Step and Al Bernard. Starts with Oo-Long's in Wrong in Hong Kong Now".  // Vitaphone #530

The Record Boys, Radio Winners #531 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 28, 1927 Starts with "Hello Are You There Hello".  // Vitaphone #531

The Recording (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Doris Becker)-1926 (released?)  // Vitaphone #301

The Recruits (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Dudley Clements & Harry Shannon)-February 1, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed October 1930)   Comic antics among Navy recruits  // Vitaphone #1079

Red Hot Harmony (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: The Serenaders)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed November '28)  // Vitaphone #2814

Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-December 30, 1935 (Film Daily review, filmed June) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Famous band performance at least has historical value with Bob Carter and the Wallace sisters included and three tunes about Caroline and the Carolinas.   // Vitaphone #1898

Red Nichols And His Five Pennies (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Red Nichols with Eddie Condon)-© September 16, 1929 (filmed July) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Early band reel featuring the group Danny Kaye would later "biopic" holds up pretty well with Eddie Condon as vocalist and the popular "Ida".  // Vitaphone #870

The Red Shadow (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Alexander Gray & Bernice Claire)-December 3, 1932 (filmed September) Impressive "condensed" version of Desert Song, already made and made again in feature form. (With Reg Carrington, Lester Cole Ensemble & Max Stamm)  // Vitaphone #1471-1472

Reel Vaudeville (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-January 23, 1937 (filmed December '36) Acts: Harry Rose / Three Queens / Carroll & Howe / Bee Hee Rubyatee Troupe  // Vitaphone #2064

The Reformer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Joe Browning)-© June 29, 1927 (filmed April) Monologues at a country estate.  // Vitaphone #496

Reg'lar Kids (Ralph Staub; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Famous Meglin Kiddies)-October 19, 1935   Tale of a boy at an orphanage is secondary to the juvenile vaudeville routines performed.  // Vitaphone #7042-7043

A Regular Business Man (---) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Robert Ober)-© August 18, 1928 (filmed June)   A lawyer finds riches and romance on Wall Street in this dramatic sketch. Also featuring John Sainpolis (St. Polis), Margery Meadows and Lucille Beaumont.   // Vitaphone #2607-2608

A Regular Trouper (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Ruth Etting)-June 25, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed March) Set on a traveling show troup. (With Wanda Perry, Edward Leiter & Jack Wolfe)  // Vitaphone #1378-1379

Reinald Werrenrath #361 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© March 12, 1927 (filmed September '26)  Set at a music salon. Features "On the Road to Mandalay" and "Duna". (Film Daily reviewed 10-28-28)  // Vitaphone #361

Reinald Werrenrath #365 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 12, 1927 (filmed September '26) Set at a woodland campsite. Includes "Long Long Trail"  // Vitaphone #365

Relativity And Relatives (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Dr. Rockwell)-December 6, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed October) A lunatic escape from the asylum and attends college. Motion Picture Herald lists this as a "Big Star Comedy".  // Vitaphone #1296

Remember The Alamo (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: John B. Kennedy) bw-9m-(See America First)-© January 2, 1935 (filmed '34) Travelogue of Texas from a historical point of view.  // Vitaphone #1741

Remember The Maine (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(See America First)-May 4, 1935 (Completed '34) The Spanish-American War is profiled. Both the E.M. Newman travelogues and the Technicolor historicals produced in Burbank between 1936 and 1940 were much sought after by public schools in the 1940s and '50s for history class. Warner Bros. realized early on the "second life" these films had after initial release.  // Vitaphone #1747

Remember When (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: editor Bert Frank) bw-8m-(Pepper Pot)-April 17, 1932 (Film Daily review)   One of the earlier newsreel documentaries, predating Robert Youngson: includes scenes of Teddy Roosevelt and the Titanic. Also shown: Emmeline Parkhurst, King George and the Russian Czar & family.  // Vitaphone #1343

Remember When (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity)-August 1939   Revue of classic vaudeville routines. Features Willie Solar, Joe Sodja, Wiles Brothers, Four Eton Boys, Iris Adrian and Rags Ragland. Reissued 4-5-47  // Vitaphone #243B

Renee Tumanova And Company, Three Russian Gypsies (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© May 19, 1928 (filmed February)   // Vitaphone #2359

Reno Or Bust (Howard Bretherton) bw-12m-(Vitaphone Variety: Franklin Pangborn & Bernice Elliott)-© April 7, 1930 (filmed January)   A bickering couple battle it on the way to a divorce.  // Vitaphone #3942-3943

Report From San Juan (Delta Film International: David Ahlers) color-17m-(World Wide Adventure)-August 8, 1964 Puerto Rica travelogue  // Vitaphone #3185A

Retribution (Archie Mayo) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Henry B. Walthall Tom McGuire & Ed Cane)-© June 14, 1928 (filmed January) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Mini dressing room drama  // Vitaphone #2418

Reva Reyes, The Piquant Senorita (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 1929 With pianist Guillermo Plaza.  // Vitaphone #837

The Revelers #482 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© April 18, 1927 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Features "Sing", "Just Around the Corner" and "Oh Miss Hannah!"   // Vitaphone #482

The Revelers #483 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© April 18, 1927 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Features "Mine", "Dinah" and "No Foolin"  // Vitaphone #483

Revenge Is Sweet (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety)-December 1930 Steamboat melodrama with music, starring Herschel Mayall, Barbara Weeks, Leslie Adams & Frank Allworth.  // Vitaphone #1132-1133

Reverand J. Ford And Reverend H. Hickman (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (promotional)-June 1927 Made for the 100th anniversary of Jamestown, New York.//

Revival Day (Roy Mack & Tenny Wright) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Slim Timblin, Bobby Arnst & Peggy Ellis)-January 5, 1930 (Film Daily review) (filmed December '29) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  A minstrel blackface preacher gets his all-black congregation motivated. Included in one scene is another Caucasian in blackface among actual black performers. Gags include gun stockpiles and stolen chickens.  // Vitaphone #3679

The Reward (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Louis Bennison)-July 1928  // Vitaphone #2687

Rex Schepp, Famous Banjo Player (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-2 reels-(Vitaphone Variety)- © April 2, 1927 (filmed February)  // Vitaphone #424-425

Rhythm Of A Big City (Carl Dudley; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Technicolor Adventure)-March 27, 1948 (Completed October '47)   Glossy tour of New York, better than most Technicolor Tours.  // Vitaphone #1649A

Rhythm Of The Rhumba (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Le Roy Prinz) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Chuy Reyes)-January 27, 1945 (© December 27, 1944)  Features Antonio Triana, Lola Montez and Chinita Marin in support. (Reissued 1-2-54)  // Vitaphone #1304A

Rhythm On Ice (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-April 20, 1946 (filmed November '45)   Ice skating and the conga are spotlighted: acts include George Arnold, Corrine Church, the Brinckmann Sisters, the Cubettes and the Notables  // Vitaphone #1412A

The Rhythm Roundup (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-June 19, 1937  To prevent a glue factory from entering their town, the citizens pretend it is like the old Wild West. Stars Estelle Taylor.  // Vitaphone #3-4B

Rhythmitis (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-19m34s-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & Toby Wing)-June 13, 1936  The Petrified Forest (& Greatest Gangster Films Humphrey Bogart) *DVD*  A doctor develops pills that make Hal a great tap dancer. Lola Green sees Hal dancing in a drugstore and asks him to join her vaudeville show. All is fine until Hal's pills disappear. (With Barry McKinley, Gail Reese, Frances Hunt, Rollo Pickets & Hugh Cameron)  // Vitaphone #1980-1981

Rhythms (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Leo Reisman & His Hotel Brunswick Orchestra)-© June 1, 1929 (filmed March) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Some impressive early silhoette work with this band short. Includes Ellingston's "Mooche".  // Vitaphone #770

Rhythms In Blue (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Bobbe Arnst & Peggy Ellis)-© November 29, 1929 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 *DVD*  Arnst croons and Ellis is at piano.  // Vitaphone #913

Rhythms Of A Big City (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Harold Levy) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Billy Gilbert & John Hickey)-August 23, 1931 (Film Daily review) Excellent musical panoramic of NYC with no dialogue, just sounds of the city.  // Vitaphone #1225

Richard Himber And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-July 1934 Cafe scene with Joey Nash, Brhardt & Graham and Virginia MacNaughton  // Vitaphone #1758

Richard Himber And Orchestra (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-April 11, 1942 (filmed July '41)   Highlight is "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"  // Vitaphone #467A

Ride A White Horse (Cedric Francis, producer; Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-July 25, 1953   A visit to White Horse Ranch in Nevada.  // Vitaphone #2284A

Ride, Cowboy, Ride ((Gordon Hollingshead, producer; George Amy) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special [Dennis Morgan, Cliff Edwards, Maris Wrixon & George Reeves])-September 9, 1939  Musical western highlighted by an elaborate coach scene. (Reissued 10-27-51)  // Vitaphone #9438-9439

Ride, Ranchero, Ride (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Roger Sumner; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 20, 1948 (filmed '47)   History of Spanish California with the Los Rancheros Visitadores.  // Vitaphone #1603A



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The Riding Hannefords (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Edwin E. Olsen; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-June 29, 1946  Profiles a circus family.  // Vitaphone #1463A

Riding Into Society (Gordon Hollinshead: William McCann; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(Elsa Maxwell Blue Ribbon Comedy)-September 7, 1940 (filmed February '40)  Elsa recalls for reporters a fox hunt she partaked with Lord and Lady Wankersham. Lionel Pope and Mary Forbes also appear here.   // Vitaphone #9687-9688

Riding Master (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: credits unavcailable) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Poodles Hannaford)-March 1931 A stableboy becomes a riding master in a circus. (With Madge Evans & Naomi Ray)  // Vitaphone #1201

The Right Timing (Del Frazier; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-October 31, 1942 Gentleman Jim *DVD* Showcases USC athletes.  // Vitaphone #974A

The Right Way (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-9m-(Technicolor Special)-June 26, 1939 (filmed February) / Gabriel Dell stars as an impressionable lad fooled by a subversive secret society.  // Vitaphone #9152-9153

Rin Tin Tin (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: test film)-April 1926 Yup, the canine star's "talkie" debut. He was, after all, the studio's major breadwinner at this time. Made another talkie short early in 1928. His Technicolor debut would come in a 1929 feature Show of Shows.  // Vitaphone #165

Rin Tin Tin And His Owner, Mr. Lee Duncan (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: act)-February 4, 1928   // Vitaphone #2267

Ring Of Steel (Garson Kanin; narrator: Spencer Tracy) bw-10m-(War Activities Committee Special)-April 2, 1942  Documentary short detailing the American soldier's part in preserving the fundamental ideals of this nation.//

Rise And Sing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Gay-ety: Alan Cross & Henry Dunn)-June 25, 1938 Alan wants a rest and can’t get it thanks to his radio fans.  // Vitaphone #113-114B

Rita Rio And Her Orchestra With Emily Adrien And Bill Furrow (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-July 1, 1939 (filmed May) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Oddball reel has Mother wanting Rita committed for being crazy but she makes the money as a bandleader.  // Vitaphone #229B

Riviera Days (André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-June 3, 1950 (Completed October '49)   French tour, some footage may have been used in Continental Holiday (1954). (Reissued November '60)  // Vitaphone #1871A

Riviera Revalries (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson) Warnercolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-May 21, 1955 (filmed '54)   French travelogue. (Reissued November '64)  // Vitaphone #2484A

The Road Is Open Again (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred E. Green) bw-7m-(Pepper Pot: Dick Powell)-August 1933  Powell plays a songwriter writing about the NRA and receives dream appearences by three former US presidents.  // Vitaphone #1584

Road Knights (Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: George Reilly & Eddie Davis)-© June 11, 1930 (filmed April) A "sophisticated" hobo gathering by the ol' boxcar.  // Vitaphone #4122

The Road To Mandalay (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-8m-(Newman Traveltalk)-November 1, 1931 (Film Daily review; edited May)   Looking at Buddhist culture in Burma and southeast Asia  // Vitaphone #1236

Road To Victory (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Le Roy Prinz) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-May 13, 1944  Semi-promotional for Fifth War Loan Campaign//

The Roaming Camera (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman: co-d: Ira Genet) Technicolor-9m-(Color Parade)-March 25, 1939  Covers barefoot Hawaiian football, hairstyles and seamanship.  // Vitaphone #183B

Roaring Guns (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-19m-(Santa Fe Trail)-February 19, 1944 (filmed September '43) Rocky Mountain *DVD* Robert Shayne stars in a mining drama set in 1870s California. (Reissued 3-31-51)  // Vitaphone #1183A

Roaring Wheels (Robert Youngson; narrator: Jackson Beck) bw-9m-(Sports News Review)-October 2, 1948   A brief history of auto-racing.  // Vitaphone #1736A

Robbin' Good (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Louis Zingone) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-December 10, 1938 (filmed August) An expert explains card cheating.  // Vitaphone #159B

Robert Edgren's Miracles Of Sport (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Robert Edgren; narrator: Rush Hughes) Technicolor-9m-(Color Parade)-September 10, 1938  The studio's first color sports short. In the forties, all sports reels would be in color.  // Vitaphone #179B

Rock-A-Bye Bye (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Doctor Rockwell)-© September 28, 1933 (filmed June) An inventor's motorized rocking chair takes one unlucky lady for a spin. (With Jules Epailly, Adelina Thomason and Oscar Ragland)  // Vitaphone #1566

Rocky Eden (Associated Screen News Canada) AnscoColor-10m-(Canadian Cameo)-April 7, 1951 (US distribution only)   National Parks of Canada tour  // Vitaphone #2030A

Rocky Mountain Big Game (Bob Edge; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Knox  Manning) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-May 2, 1942 Captains Of The Clouds *DVD* Hikers use cameras instead of guns to capture alpine wildlife. Unfortunately, at least one bighorn ram with a trophy head isn't so lucky. (Reissued 4-23-55)  // Vitaphone #828A

Rodeo Roundup (Cedric Francis, producer; Charles Tedford; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-December 11, 1954   Compilation reel. (Reissued March '65)  // Vitaphone #2440A

Rodeo Roundup (Del Frazer; music: Howard Jackson) color-9m-(Sports Parade)-January 31, 1942   Montie Montana performs with other rodeo performers.  // Vitaphone #722A

Roger Wolf Kahn & His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-December 2, 1936 Includes his own "Fanfare". Featured cast: Charles Carlyle, Evelyn Poe, James & Evelyn Vernon.  // Vitaphone #2006

Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra #468 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-March 1927 Featuring an early appearance with the Mound City Blue Blowers  // Vitaphone #468

Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra #469 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-February 1927 Henry Garden sings his "My Heart Is Calling" here. Also featured the Williams Sisters  // Vitaphone #469

The Rollickers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (2 shorts)-(Vitaphone Variety)-© April 2, 1927 (filmed January)  // Vitaphone #420

Rollin' In Rhythm (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-April 15, 1939 Featuring the Top Hatters, Frazee Sisters, Tito & His Swingtette, the Olympic Trio and the Six Marvels in a roller skate business with all employees in wheels.  // Vitaphone #211-212B

Rolling Down The Rhine (Crest Productions) color-9m-(Worldwide Adventure)-March 23, 1968  // Vitaphone #3349A

Romance And Dance (Luis Osorno Barona; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-17m-(Technicolor Special)-August 30, 1947 (Completed October '46)  Local dancers perform various music of Mexico.  // Vitaphone #1515A

Romance In Color (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Horace Shepherd; narrator: Dwight Weist) Technicolor-9m-(The Immortal Brush)-© August 19, 1939  // Vitaphone #274B

Romance In Rhythm (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Carl Hoff & His Orchestra)-March 23, 1940 (filmed June '39)   With Barry McKinley, the Kidoodlers and Randall Sisters in support and tunes like "Heaven Can Wait" and "Dancing in the Dark"  // Vitaphone #252B

Romance In The Air (Murray Roth; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Wini Shaw & Phil Regan)-May 16, 1936 (filmed January) A radio amateur learns she has been cheated and seeks the help of a cop.  // Vitaphone #7363-7364

Romance Of Louisiana (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-July 8, 1937  The Golddiggers Of 1937 (Greatest Classic Films Busby Berkeley 1) *DVD*  The story of Thomas Jefferson (Erville Anderson) and the Louisiana Purchase. Also features Addison Richards and Suzanne Kaaren. (Reissued 10-10-53)  // Vitaphone #8304-8305

The Romance Of Robert Burns (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur) Technicolor-16m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Owen King, Linda Mason & Marcia Ralston)-April 10, 1937 (filmed February) Hollywood Hotel *DVD*  Technicolor biopic covering the origin of "Aud Lang Syne"  // Vitaphone #7874-7875

Romance Of The West (Ralph Staub; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Phil Regan, Bob Nolan, Henry Armetta & Mary Treen)-August 3, 1935  Technicolor musical western; much footage lifted for later shorts.  // Vitaphone #6984-6985

Romance Road (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Bobby Connolly; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m44s-(Technicolor Special: Walter Cassell, Anne Nagel & others)-January 26, 1938 (filmed August '37) The Dawn Patrol (1938) *DVD* & Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Canadian Mounties battle over a railroad. Indian drama and a musical romance included… much footage borrowed for later color shorts.  // Vitaphone #8179-8180

Rooftops Of Manhattan (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Gil Lamb, Bob Burns, Deane Janis & Beverly Phalon)-November 16, 1935 (filmed August) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Minor antics with some New York couples. Mostly an excuse to show off some boppy nightclub dance routines.  // Vitaphone #1893-1894

Room 909 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth; camera: Edward DuParr) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Robert Emmet Keane & Claire Whitney)-November 3, 1929 (Film Daily review)   Romance at a hotel. The man is a coffin salesman.  // Vitaphone #921-921

A Rope And A Story (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Tex McLeod)-© October 18, 1928 (filmed July)  // Vitaphone #2694

Roping 'Em Alive (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: co-d: Ira Genet; narrator: Basil Ruysdael) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-November 6, 1937 (Completed September) Covers African tribes and India.  // Vitaphone #63B

Rosa Raisa And Giacomo Rimini (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© May 19, 1927  Duet from Verdi's "Il Trovatore". Vitaphone #524 reviewed by Film Daily 8-19-28.  // Vitaphone #524

Rosa Raisa And Giacomo Rimini (#2) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© May 19, 1927 Vitaphone #542  // Vitaphone #542

Rose Perfect, The Girl With The Golden Voice (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© January 15, 1930 (filmed November '29) With Dudley Wilkinson at piano.  // Vitaphone #940

Roseland (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-12m12s-(Vitaphone Variety: Ruth Etting)-September 12, 1930 (filmed May) Love Me Or Leave Me (Greatest Classic Legends Doris Day) *DVD*  Title refers to the joint where Etting belts out "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".  // Vitaphone #1041-1042

Roselle And Mack, Song And Dance Thrillers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 1927 Two teenagers Mildred Rosenburg and Max Epstein  // Vitaphone #616

Rough Sailing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Joe Penner)-September 27, 1931 (Film Daily review)   Pretending to be a marine gets Joe mistaken for one by rum-runners  // Vitaphone #1252-1253

Rover's Rangers (Larry Lansbugh; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-May 22, 1943   Working dogs in agriculture and the Red Cross.  // Vitaphone #1122A

Roy Sedley And His Night Club Revue (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 1, 1929 (filmed April) The usual "Sonny Boy" included. Berth Miller sings and Billy Smith dances.  // Vitaphone #796

Royal Duck Shoot (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-January 22, 1949 (© December 29, 1948)  More India travelogue footage with the Maharajah Of Bharatpur. (Reissued October '59)  // Vitaphone #1687A

The Royal Fourflusher (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-16m-(Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Buzzell)-May 18, 1930 (filmed January)  Set in King Friday the 13th's court.  // Vitaphone #975-976

Royal Mounties (Douglas Sinclair; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Review / Sports Parade)-September 19, 1954 (Completed August '53)  Ontario filmed travelogue  // Vitaphone #2300A

The Royal Rodeo (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; George Amy; story: Owen Crump) Technicolor-15m-(Technicolor Special)-November 25, 1939 The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex *DVD*  Curious musical fantasy involving a king, cowboys and Indians with songs about the "American way". Features Cliff Edwards, Scotty Beckett and John Payne. (Reissued 11-4-50)  // Vitaphone #9539-9540

Rubber River (Sullivan C. Richardson; story: Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson & Vaughan; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-10m-(Technicolor Adventure)-November 16, 1946 (Completed November '45)  Profiles Nicaragua's rubber trees along Coco River.  // Vitaphone #1417A

Rubinoff And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Melody Master: David Rubinoff)-August 10, 1935 (filmed March) A Russian cafe comes alive with music an even knife throwing. Acts: Loupoukin & Kounavsky, Martnoff, Adla Kuznetzoff  // Vitaphone #1843

Rubinoff And His Violin (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master: David Rubinoff)-November 11, 1939 (filmed May) With June Claire, Jack Holland and June Hart  // Vitaphone #251B

Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety)-March 31, 1929 (Film Daily review) Surprisingly he didn't make many Vitaphones until the war. Includes "Deep Night"  // Vitaphone #771

Rufus Jones For President (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m18s-(Vitaphone Musical [Broadway Brevity] w/ Ethel Waters, Sammy Davis Jr. & others)-© September 9, 1933 (filmed May)  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & The Green Pastures *DVD*  Sammy Davis dreams about becoming president (sitting with Waters) in an all-black (and hopelessly dated) musical.  // Vitaphone #1553-1554

The Run Around (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: William Demarest)-© December 10, 1932 (filmed September) Attempts at suicide fall flat even with the help of the gasman. (With Jackie Kelk, Eleanor Phelps, Joe Lyons & Hal Clarendon)  // Vitaphone #1469-1470

A Rural Cinderella (California Producers Corp- Erie Kenton) bw/silent-2 reels-(Louise Fazenda, Chester Conklin, Don Marion & Jack Duffy)-November 13, 1921//

Rural Hospitality (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Edmund Joseph) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Russell Hardie & Marcelle Coreene)-February 1930 A salesman visits a very "out of the way" hotel  // Vitaphone #991

Rush Hour Rhapsody (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Johnny Hale, Jean Sargent, Billy Reed & others)-September 16, 1936 (Film Daily review)   Musical performances on a subway  // Vitaphone #1998-1999

Rushin' Art (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French & John Henley) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Novelty: Miss Juliet & others)-December 1936     // Vitaphone #2063

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-February 25, 1939   A.k.a. "Music in the Morgan Manner" With Gloria Whitney, Carolyn Clare & the Paradise Girls. Includes “Does Your Heart Beat for Me?”  // Vitaphone #202B

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-September 11, 1937 With Bernice Parks, Tom MacDonald & Christine Ross  // Vitaphone #82B

Russ Wildey And Billy Sheehan "Famous Radio And Vaudeville Artists" (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© September 13, 1927 Accompanied by Arthur Kay and the Vitaphone Orchestra.  // Vitaphone #2113

Russian Around (Carl McBride) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Orville Rennie & Arthur West)-August 3, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   Musical spoof on Russian dance  // Vitaphone #4150

A Russian Rhapsody (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Edmund Joseph) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: A. Kuznetzoff & B. Nicolina)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed February) The former is on bass. The latter a soprano.  // Vitaphone #984

A Russian Wedding Celebration (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Moscow Art Ensemble)-© April 19, 1927 Also known as: Moscow Art Ensemble "Famous Group Of Russian Singers"  // Vitaphone #490

Ruth Breton, The Celebrated Violinist (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© February 17, 1930 (filmed December '29) With Rudolfo Noyos singing and a "Miss" Baker at piano.  // Vitaphone #959

Ruth Glanville, America's Premiere Saxophonist (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© April 9, 1927 With the Vitaphone Orchestra  // Vitaphone #480

Saddle Up! (Luis Osorno Barona; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-March 1, 1947   Technicolor views of Mexican horse sports.  // Vitaphone #1469A

Sail Ho (co-prod. Cinesound of Australia: Del Frazier; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-June 14, 1941 (Completed '40)  Comic glimpse of a novice pleasure boat sailor in Australia.  // Vitaphone #83A

The Salesman (---) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Frank Orth & Florence Vernon)-August 1930 Features one very messy demonstration of a “modern” vacuum cleaner.  // Vitaphone #4287

Salt Water Daffy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ray McCarey) bw-21m-(Big V Comedy: Jack Haley, Shemp Howard, Charles Judels & Lionel Stander)-© September 16, 1933 (filmed June) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Comic antics in the Navy Comic antics in the navy with kleptomaniacs Haley and Howard escaping the cops as sailors and Stander as their drill sergeant.  // Vitaphone #1561-1562

Salted Peanuts (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ralph Staub) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: George Givot & Charles Judels)-© October 9, 1934 (filmed January) Two sailors open shop at a beauty salon.  // Vitaphone #1669-1670

Sammy Cohen The Motion Picture Star "What Price Burlsque?" (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Sammy Cohen)-November 1928 Spoof of Al Jolson  // Vitaphone #2800

Samoan Memories (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Musical World Journeys)-© October 25, 1933 (Completed August)  // Vitaphone #1588

Satires (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland)-© September 7, 1929 (filmed July) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  Mystery radio spoof with spoilers. Not the first of its kind but quite innovative.  // Vitaphone #849

The Saturday Night Swing Club (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Leith Stevens, Bobby Hackett & others)-July 30, 1938 (filmed April)  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Lots of dancing in this one with standards "Bob White" and "Jazzband Ball". (Reissued 6-19-48)  // Vitaphone #126B

Sax Appeal (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joe Penner)-© April 13, 1931   Amusing antics of a noisy musician who gets public support regardless.  // Vitaphone #1185

Say It With Candy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Virginia Verrill, Muriel Martin & John Fogarty)-October 3, 1936 Spoof on advertising done to music. The Buccaneers and the Robins support.  // Vitaphone #2010-2011

Say It With Spills (Robert Youngson; narrator: Andre Baruch) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-October 24, 1953   Profiles great risk takers like bronc riders, prize fighters, drivers in stock car races, and stunt riders in jalopies  // Vitaphone #2310A

A Scene From Carmen (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: Alice Gentle)-February 19, 1930 (filmed October 1929) May be a cut scene from THE SHOW OF SHOWS.  // Vitaphone #3336

School Daze (Carl McBride) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jack White)-August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed June)  Jack plays a musical teacher. Ty Parvis & Jeanie Lang co-star.  // Vitaphone #4210

Scotch Love (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 9, 1930 (filmed April)  Funny how few discuss today the many Scottish "cheap" stereotypes in old movies. However, check out MODERN FAIRYTALES. One jealous husband can’t shoot his wife’s boyfriend at a pub because he is too cheap with bullets. Featuring Eric Blore, Nora Swinburne & Ray Collins.  // Vitaphone #1031

Scotch Taffy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Edmund Joseph) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Scott Sanders)-December 1929 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Scottish humor and songs in a village setting.  // Vitaphone #956



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The Screen Director (narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Academy of Moton Picture Arts & Sciences)-March 13, 1951 (filmed December '50)  I'll See You In My Dreams *DVD*  Profiles the movie director in action with many key behind-the-scenes clips.  // Vitaphone #2031A

Script Girl (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Headliners: Alan Cross & Henry Dunn)-January 15, 1938 (© December 25, 1937) A director battles to find a script girl rather than a "strip" girl. Co-stars Joan Abbott, Claire Carleton & the Gae Foster Girls.  // Vitaphone #91-92B

Sea And Ski (From Sea To Ski) (---) color-18m-(Worldwide Adventure)-November 2, 1968  // Vitaphone #3400A

Sea Devils (narrator: Frank McHugh) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-© March 22, 1933 (Completed November '32) Tuna fishing off Mexico.  // Vitaphone #5531

Sea Legs (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-16m-(Broadway Brevity: Alice Graham, Dorothea James, King, King & King, May Wynne & David Gould Dancers)-March 27, 1932 (Film Daily review)  Musical set on an ocean liner  // Vitaphone #1355-1356

Sea Power (William L. Hendricks) color-25m-(Featurette)-September 1964 Made for US Marines // Vitaphone #3187A

Sea Sports Of Tahiti (Cedric Francis, producer; William Whitman; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-October 24, 1954 (Completed '53)   Scenic travelogue  // Vitaphone #2301A

Season In Tyrol (William Hendricks, producer; Kurt Jetmar; narrator: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) color-19m-(Worldwide Adventure)-June 14, 1969 / slightly dull but scenic Austrian travelogue. Music by Helmut Schmidt-Hagen with the Boys Choir of Wilten as support.  // Vitaphone #3452A

Seasoned Greetings (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Lita Grey Chaplin)-September 23, 1933 (filmed June) The Golddiggers Of 1933 *DVD*  Greeting cards in a troubled store come to life as musical performences. Sammy Davis Jr. has a bit role here. Also Carleton Macy, the Village Barn Hill Billys and the Sizzlers.  // Vitaphone #1564-1565

Seasons Greetings (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Janet Reade)-December 20, 1931   // Vitaphone #1307

Second Childhood (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Herschel Mayall & Clara Mackin)-© February 5, 1931 Adults crash a party posing as kids... and some hanky panky gets one husband angry.  // Vitaphone #1169

See Holland Before It Gets Too Big (Netherlands National Tourist Office: Norman Weissman) color-11m-(Worldwide Adventure)-April 5 1969  Scenic tour of the sights with an artist and his guitar… and a female "muse". Camera work by Robert Klinkert and music by Dan Barrie.  // Vitaphone #3430A

See See Senorita (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Tito Guízar & Armida)-© February 9, 1935 (filmed October '34)   Supporting cast: Roscoe Ails, Virginia Sale & the Cansinos. Also titled "Spain in the neck". Home movies a tourist shows friends has him flirting with a senorita and getting his wife angry.  // Vitaphone #1792-1793

Seein' Red (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-19m-(Broadway Brevity: Red Skelton)-August 26, 1939  The star performs two of his greatest routines for the camera, including impersonating a lady getting ready with her makeup. Supported by A. Robbins (banana act), the Merry Macs, Harris & Shore and Louis Da ****.  // Vitaphone #194-195B

Seein' Stars (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Easy Aces [Goodman & Jane Ace])-February 8, 1936 (filmed September '34) Hubbie is jealous of wife's old school chum who is now a movie star. (With Clarence Chase & Billie Leonard)  // Vitaphone #1790

The Seeing Eye (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-December 14, 1951 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  A return to the New Jersey seeing eye dog institute, this time in color. (See 1941)  // Vitaphone #2131A

The Seeing Eye (Jerome Hillman; music: Rex Dunn) bw-19m-(Broadway Brevity)-April 5, 1941   A look at seeing eye dogs. Filmed in Morristown, NJ where the 1951 color remake was also shot  // Vitaphone #221-222A

Seeing Off Service (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Harold Beaudine) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Joe Penner)-October 19, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed July)  Tale of a bungling travel "see off" agent. With Jessie Busley & Harry McNaughton.  // Vitaphone #1066

Seeing Samoa (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Leo Donnelly) bw-8m-(World Adventures)-October 18, 1932 (Film Daily review)   Lots of native working shots and some amusing (for the time) narration.  // Vitaphone #1588

Seeing Sarah Off (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Sylvia Clark)-© March 15, 1930 (filmed January)  A lady rides a train with her imaginary family.  // Vitaphone #966

Seeing Spots (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Duke McHale)-April 29, 1939 A gossip clumnist visits a nightclub and mets an impressionable man eager to do the same. (With Jack Gray & His Debutantes, Jack Starnes & Ann Anavan, Herman Hyde & Sally Burrill, Irving Kaufman & Roy Roberts.)  // Vitaphone #215-216B

Seeing Things (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Harold Beaudine) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: William Demarest)-September 21, 1930 (Film Daily review)  Comedy spoof on "who dunnits" with haunted house included. Familiar star here in fine form if predictable plot.  // Vitaphone #1081

Segar Ellis And His Embassy Club Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Seger Ellis, Ed Lang, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey & Louis Armstrong)-© July 31, 1929 (filmed May) Some familiar names here in a band-reel needing to be dusted off.  // Vitaphone #823

Selling A Car (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry Tate)-© July 23, 1929 (filmed March) Comedy title says it all.  // Vitaphone #778

Senator Edward H. Ford (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© July 11, 1927 (filmed May) Monologue in library.  // Vitaphone #557

Sending A Wire (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Green)-© September 28, 1929 With Jimmy Baskett and Noma Davis in this comedy sketch about the cheapest telegram sender.  // Vitaphone #880

The Serpentine (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Elmira Lane & the Vitaphone Girls)-© December 29, 1927 (filmed August) Dance routines set to "Chinese Lulaby" and "The Doll Dance"  // Vitaphone #2139

The Servant Problem (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: John T. Murray, Vivien Oakland & Mary Strauber)-May 1930 A book writer on hired help"relations" tests his theories with his own cook.  // Vitaphone #4140

Serves You Right (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: Shemp Howard)-June 15, 1935 (filmed February)   Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* A law clerk tries to promote himself to a process server. Later he dresses as a lady to press a summons. (With Nell O'Day, Donald MacBride & Horace McMahon)  // Vitaphone #1835-1836

Service Stripes (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joe Penner, Anthony Hughes & Joan Carter Waddell)-© December 9, 1930 (filmed October)   Musical set among the wartime doughboys  // Vitaphone #1124

Service With A Smile (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special: Leon Errol)-July 28, 1934 (preview 25th) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Leon fantasizes about his super-deluxe gas station, which is run by chorus girls. A gorgeous showcase for Technicolor's new rainbow system. (With Maxine Doyle, Herbert Evans, Marie Wells & Billy Bletcher)  // Vitaphone #1700-1701

Service With The Colors (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason & Owen Crump) Technicolor-21m-(Technicolor Special)-August 31, 1940  (*Academy Award Nominee*)  City For Conquest (Greatest Gangster Films James Cagney) *DVD*  Robert Armstrong plays the sergeant and William Lundigan, William T. Orr, Herbert Anderson and George Hayward are young army recruits learning the importance of their military training.  // Vitaphone #9933-9934

Seven Minutes Of Your Time (---) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Benny Rubin)-© September 5, 1928 (filmed March) Comic monologue with a top star  // Vitaphone #2539

Shake A Leg (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Girlfriends Comedy: Thelma White & Fanny Watson)-February 21, 1932 (filmed December 1931)   Gags with a pair of dance hall hostesses  // Vitaphone #1297-1298

Shake It Up (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Moran, Beth Challis & Their Cheerful Steppers)-© November 7, 1929 (filmed August) Orchestra and comedy with ladies dancing on chairs.  // Vitaphone #884

Shake Mr. Shakespeare (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Carolyn Hash, The Harris Twins & others)-August 22, 1936 (filmed January '36) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Greatest Classic Films Shakespeare Collection) *DVD*  A producer's assistant dreams about musical Shakespeare set pieces.  // Vitaphone #1921-1922

Shakespeare Was Right (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety)-February 1930 (Film Daily review October 12)  Shakespeare is brought to trial until his plays become more "jazzy".  // Vitaphone #3989

Shark Hunting (Howard Hill & DeLeon Anthony) bw-10m-(Bow & Arrow Adventure w/ Errol Flynn & Howard Hill)-November 9, 1940 (filmed September '39) Using his mighty spear on the fishies. (Reissued 11-12-55)  // Vitaphone #9435

Sharp Tools (Willard Mack) bw-20m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ethel Grey Terry, William B. Davidson & others)-October 7, 1928 (filmed June)  Mini crook drama  // Vitaphone #2666-2667

Sharps And Flats (---) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jimmy Conlin & Myrtle Glass)-© July 24, 1928 (filmed March) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Song and dance team. Jimmy became a major star in features later.  // Vitaphone #2577

Shaw And Lee, The Beau Brummels (---) bw-8m43s-(Vitaphone Variety)-© September 22, 1928 (filmed July) The Jazz Singer *DVD* Comic musical routines featuring the straight faced duo.  // Vitaphone #2686

She Who Gets Slapped (---) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Tom Dugan)-© May 16, 1930 (filmed February) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  Poker buddies get lessons on how to fight back at their domineering wives from an “expert” using a guy in drag.  // Vitaphone #3900

Sheik To Sheik (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m28s-(Broadway Brevity: George Metaxa & Ann Barrie)-October 10, 1936 Shall We Dance (Greatest Classic Films Astaire & Rogers 1) *DVD*  A radio salesman is knocked unconscious by a golf ball and dreams of selling radios to the Foreign Legion and to the Arabs in the desert.   // Vitaphone #2002-2003

Sherlock's Home (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-17m-(Big V Comedy: Jack Haley)-September 10, 1932 (filmed July)  Tale of an inept detective who fails at protecting a bank and later jewels. (Wth June O'Dea, Anthony Hughes & Herschel Mayall)  // Vitaphone #1441-1442

Sherry Louise Marshall And The Three Bad Boys (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© October 17, 1927 (filmed June) Arthur Kay conducts the Vitaphone Orchestra. The boys singing are Cliff Sherry Gene Warren & Bud Foster.  // Vitaphone #2111

Ship Ahoy (Doc Salomon) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Arthur "Pat" West, Sidney Dalbrock & Harris Gordon)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed December '28) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Antics on a yacht  // Vitaphone #2919

Ship Ahoy (---) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-July 1930 (Film Daily review 3-15-31)  Mom interferes with daughter dating sailors in this minor musical. Features Jack White, Clarence Nordstrom, Esther Howard & Hazel Sperling.  // Vitaphone #4285

A Ship Is Born (First Motion Picture Unit: Jean Negulesco; s: Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-22m-(Technicolor Special)-October 10, 1942   Made for the Merchant Marines.   // Vitaphone #1063A

Ship's Concert (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Giovanni Martinelli)-February 5, 1931 Performing "The Song of Songs" and "Homing"  // Vitaphone #1162

Shoestring Follies (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Val & Ernie Anderson, Eddie Peabody)-© April 8, 1935 (filmed November '34) When two theater owners make a postman's daughter a star, other mailmen bug them with their daughters. Peggy Flynn and Sam Hearn also appear.  // Vitaphone #1807-1808

Shoot The Basket (Robert Youngson) bw-19m-(Special / Classic Of The Screen)-April 29, 1950   History of basketball.   // Vitaphone #1939A

Shoot Yourself Some Golf (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Del Frazier; music: William Lava) Technicolor-11m-(Sports Parade)-April 4, 1942 Gentleman Jim *DVD*  Legendary pro Jimmy Thompson instructs Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.  // Vitaphone #779A

Shop Talk (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: Bob Hope, John Berkes & Richard Lane)-© February 14, 1936 Charge Of The Light Brigade *DVD*  Playboy Hope is connived from a position at his father's department store by the current manager, who is fearful of losing his job. Highlight involves elevator gags with look-alike liftmen.  // Vitaphone #1901-1902

Shopgirl's Evidence (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]:  Joseph Henabery; narrator: Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-March 19, 1938 Barbara Fulton stars as a shopper accused of stealing a coat.  // Vitaphone #44B

Show Kids (Ralph Staub) Technicolor-19m58s-(Technicolor Special)-January 5, 1935 (filmed October '34) The Gay Divorcee (Greatest Classic Films Astaire & Rogers 1) *DVD*  Kids put on a show to help a struggling theater owner and his son. Sort of a Technicolor version of one of the later Our Gang musical comedies, but with slightly more peculiar numbers. (With Arthur Aylesworth, Florence Fair and the Meglin Kiddies)  // Vitaphone #1706-1707

Showin' Off (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-July 1930 Initially a 2-reeler featuring various child acts, dubbed "The Vitaphone Kiddies", cut at half the length… probably because of too much of a good thing?  // Vitaphone #1089

The Side Show Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-20m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-June 11, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed March)   A hypnotic midget under the big top turns killer. Ray Collins and Victor Kilian in support.  // Vitaphone #1385-1386

The Sideshow (Doc Salomon) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Born & Elmer Lawrence)-© March 20, 1929 (filmed December '28)  // Vitaphone #2640

The Silent Partner (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack & Rupert Hughes) bw-19m-(Big V Comedy: William Gaxton)-August 2, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed June)  Husband doesn't want wfe to know how broke they are and holds off the creditors until he makes a big deal. (Costaring Frank McGlynn, Shirley Palmer, Roger Gray, Detmar Poppen & Winifred Harris)  // Vitaphone #1250-1251

Silks And Satins (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Karyl Norman)-© August 20, 1928 (filmed May) Accompanied by Bob Hammill. Songs done in feminine soprano and other ranges. Includes “When You’re with Somebody Else”.  // Vitaphone #2663

Silver Blades (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Warnercolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-© January 15, 1955 (filmed '54)   A visit to the world's biggest ski rink in Vienna.  // Vitaphone #2450A

Silver Lightning (Cedric Francis, producer; Edgar Queeny; narrator: Paul Prentiss) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-July 17, 1954 (filmed '53)  Fishing reel.  // Vitaphone #2392A

Sin-Copation (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Leon Navara & His Band)-January 8, 1938 (filmed August '37)  Hades needs "cooling off" with this hot jazz band. Final screen appearance of veteran stage star Detmar Poppen.  // Vitaphone #20B

Sing, Sister, Sing (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hazel Kennedy)-September 1928  // Vitaphone #2767

Singin' The Blues (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jane Green & Ron Wilson)-July 1928 Includes "Down Where the Sun Goes Down"  // Vitaphone #2746

The Singing Bee (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Fred Ardath)-© May 27, 1929 Arguments at a singing contest. (With Klar Magnus, Claude Allen & Audrey St. Claire)  // Vitaphone #785

The Singing Dude (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; William C. McGann; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special: Dennis Morgan, Lucile Fairbanks & Fuzzy Knight)-April 5, 1940  Rusty is a rodeo rider with an ominous past...and romance with his boss' daughter. This musical western short which supplied footage for later shorts like MUSICAL WONDERLAND (1946). (Reissued 7-9-49)  // Vitaphone #9713-9714

The Singing Fool Special Trailer (---) bw-10m-(promotional)-September 2, 1928 One of the earliest all talkie movie trailers hosted by Al Jolson. Followed by many more "soundies" like it: CAUGHT IN FOG got covered a week later.//

Singing Silhouette (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Olga Baclanova w/ Herb Warren, Charles Lawrence, the Mainstreamers, Lee Twins, Rio & Elliott)-© July 6, 1935 (filmed December ’34) A radio singer is re-discovered by her husband as his favorite singer.  // Vitaphone #1817-1818

Sitting Pretty (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joe Phillips & Ruth Donnelly)-December 28, 1930 (Film Daily review)  A flagpole sitter enjoys some modern conveniences while wifie wanders off for better attention.  // Vitaphone #1107

Sitzmarks The Spot (Associated Screen News Canada- Gordon Spalling) Technicolor-10m-(Canadian Cameo)-September 1948 (US release March 11, 1950) / Ski reel  // Vitaphone #1918A

Six Hits And A Miss (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-October 24, 1942 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  & The Man Who Came To Dinner *DVD* / Mellow group singing  // Vitaphone #1062A

Six Original Brown Brothers, Saxaphonic Jazz Masters And Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-April 1927 This Canadian saxophone sextet had a couple of ragtime and jazz-influenced instrumental hits in the teens and twenties.  // Vitaphone #549

Ski Devils (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dan Donaldson) bw-9m-(Sports News Review)-December 4, 1948   Classic vintage footage of skiing.  // Vitaphone #1760A

Ski Flight: A Document Of Skiing According To The Principles Of Hannes (Otto Lang & Jerome Hill; narrator: Howard Claney) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-February 4, 1938   Excellent sport reel filmed at Mt. Whitney & Mt. Baker, CA. Opened in New York with Disney's Snow White.  // Vitaphone #112B

Ski Girl (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: co-d: Ira Genet; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-January 14, 1939 (filmed December '38)  // Vitaphone #232B

Ski In The Sky (Associated Screen News Canada- Gordon Spalling; narrator: Dwight Weist) Technicolor-10m-(Canadian Cameo)-January 13, 1951 (US distribution only)   Canadian sports reel. Reissued by Warners July 1963.  // Vitaphone #2033A

Ski Valley (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-September 1, 1955 /  Covers Sun Valley (Idaho)  // Vitaphone #2509A

The Skin Game (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-July 1930 Comedy with Jack White, William Irving & Jack Duffy. Some crooks at a carnival hide in a cow costume... at a farm with a near-sighted owner.  // Vitaphone #4284

Skinnay Ennis And His Orchestra (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-January 4, 1941 (filmed July '40) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Skinny preps his band for an audition with a bit of "background story" here (and some nice montage work) behind numbers like "Lamplight" and "Birth of the Blues" (this film's age is revealed by the "****" reference). Probably the boppiest version of "Three Little Words" presented.  // Vitaphone #9935

Ski-Whizz (Blackwood Grant, producer; Alan Francis Corby; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-October 7, 1944 (Completed June) Ski reel with a bit of comic narration.  // Vitaphone #1249A

The Skull Murder Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-March 1932   An uncovered skeleton prompts an investigation by Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree.   // Vitaphone #1348-1349

Sky High (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Janet Reade & Dudley Clements)-March 29, 1931 (Film Daily review)   Musical romantic comedy set on planes. With Larry Adler and the Lovel Sisters in support.  // Vitaphone #1200

Sky Over Holland (Ciels De Haollande) (John Fernhout) color & 70mm-22m-(Cannes '67 Special released in US)-April 30, 1968  // Vitaphone #3380A

Sky Sailing (music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-April 19, 1941 (filmed '40)   Covers the construction of a glider and shows pilots in training.  // Vitaphone #29A

Sky Symphony (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Col. Stoopnagle & Budd, Lanny Ross, the Loomis Twins & the Abbott Girls)-May 19, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed September '32)   Stoopnagle & Budd give us their views of the moonlit night through telescope and moontime is a nighttime for romancin’  // Vitaphone #1477-1478

Slackers And Workers Of The Jungle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Musical World Journeys)-© July 16, 1934 (edited November '33) Includes Malay monkeys and Ceylon elephants who work for man.  // Vitaphone #1648



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Slap Happy (music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Warner Novelty)-October 14, 1950 (Compiled '48)  Examines Ben Turpin's comedy career.  // Vitaphone #1798A

Slapsie Maxie's (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Noel M. Smith; music: Howard Jackson) bw-17m-(Broadway Brevity: Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, Johnnie Davis & others)-October 13, 1939  Rosenbloom arranges a match between a waiter and a champ.  // Vitaphone #9384-9385

Sleepy Head (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Wayne & Thelma White)-© February 5, 1931   Spouses cheat on each other. He uses a snoring machine to fool her he is sleeping.  // Vitaphone #1166

Slick As Ever (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Harry J. Conley)-© June 9, 1930 (filmed April) Harry is told by his doctor to relax and have fun. He does with the doctor’s wife.  // Vitaphone #1015-1016

Slide, Nellie, Slide (Murray Roth) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: Herman Bing, Paula Stone, Al Shean & Marie Wilson)-© February 17, 1936   California Girl Softball champions outperform their boyfriends.  // Vitaphone #7238-7239

Slopes Of The Andes (---) bw-8m-(commercial for American Coffee)-March 29, 1931 (Film Daily review)

Slum Fun (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Johnny Berkes & Charles O'Donnell)-© August 8, 1936 (filmed April) Antics involving house cement.  // Vitaphone #1960-1961

Small Timers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Bert Wheeler)-© October 14, 1929 (filmed May) The rising comedy star is part of a musical trio trying to convince a theater manager. BerniceSpeer and Al Clair are credited here.  // Vitaphone #820-821

A Small Town Idol (Mack Sennett) bw-19m-(Broadway Brevity)-February 11, 1939 Edited down Mack Sennett feature film from 1921. Reissued when silent comedies were in style again September 24, 1955.  // Vitaphone #191-192B

Small Town Rambles (---) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Al Abbott)-January 27, 1929 (Film Daily review; filmed July '28)  Various racial impersonations (Chinese and negro included) and songs.  // Vitaphone #2703

Smart As A Fox (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; camera: Viktor Asmus; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-April 27, 1946 (*Academy Award Nominee*) Footage presumably borrowed from the Soviet feature Zakon Velikoi Lyubvi (Great Romance) by Boris Dolin, telling the tale of a fox in a western Soviet forest.  // Vitaphone #1444A

The Smart Setup (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack & Burnet Hershey) bw-19m-(Big V Comedy [Big Star Comedy]: Walter O'Keefe & Margaret Lee)-November 1, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed September) Smart Money (Greatest Gangster Films Prohibition Era) *DVD* An entertainer thinks he's invited to a party and learns he is just there singing for free.  // Vitaphone #1280-1281

Smash Your Baggage (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m11s-(Vitaphone Variety)-October 29, 1932 (filmed March) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Featuring Carrie Marrier, Lew Payton, Mabel Scott & others. Humorous if dated all-black musical with performing redcaps at a train station.  // Vitaphone #1387

Smoked Hams (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-19m-(Big V Comedy: Shemp Howard, Daphne Pollard & others)-© October 20, 1934 (filmed June) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* A couple experience all kinds of mishaps on and off stage.  // Vitaphone #1720-1721

Snakes Alive (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Penrod w/ Billy Hayes)-September 26, 1931 The first of a Booth Tarkington juvenile comedy series has Penrod and his buddy Sam (Bobby Jordan) testing the theory that snakes are created by milk and horse-tails. Co-starring Jackie Kelk, Ray Collins and Lucille Sears.  // Vitaphone #1273

Sniffer Soldiers (US Army: Del Frazier; music: William Lava) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-September 12, 1942  Training Army dogs at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro, California.  // Vitaphone #1024A

The Snooze Reel (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack & Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-December 1930  // Vitaphone #1108

Snooze Reel #2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 1930  // Vitaphone #1060

Snow Carnival (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre & Dick Durrance; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Gary Cooper) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-December 17, 1949 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Gary Cooper visits the ski lodges of Aspen, Colorado.  // Vitaphone #1874A

Snow Eagles (A. Pam Blumenthal & André de la Varre: Van Campen Heilner; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-March 30, 1946 (© December 21, 1945)  A look at skiing in Canada's Laurentian Mountains.  // Vitaphone #1453A

Snow Frolics (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-July 26, 1952   Scenic St. Agathe provides the backdrop to this survey of Canadian sports. (Reissued June '61)  // Vitaphone #2181A

Snow Sports (A. Pam Blumenthal & Van Campen Heilner, producers; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-July 24, 1943   Sports at Lake Placid, New York.  // Vitaphone #1141A

So You Don't Trust Your Wife (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-January 19, 1955 (filmed September '54) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe fears Alice (Jane Frazee) wants him dead for his insurance. Later, he ends ups in the psych ward (with Fred Kelsey) acting like a cocker spaniel. One of the more over-done entries.   // Vitaphone #2418A

So You Love Your Dog (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-August 1, 1953 (filmed December '52) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Joe can't break it off with his old army buddy, a rough collie, despite the fact that he brings bums home from the bar, derails trains and helps a burglar invade the safe. (With Phyllis Coates)  // Vitaphone #2254A

So You Never Tell a Lie (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-August 2, 1952 (filmed January) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe gives his boss's secretary a watch he wanted to buy his wife, resulting in various misunderstandings. Rodney Bell plays leader to coonskin cap good-deed boys, returning the frequently discarded item.  // Vitaphone #2146A

So You Think the Grass Is Greener (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-January 28, 1956 (filmed October '55) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joi Lansing stars as the "other blond" that prompts Joe to fantasize... only he soon learns that the grass is not always greener. Jane Frazee is Alice here with Emory Parnell as his boss, along with Homer (Del Moore).  // Vitaphone #2558A

So You Think You Can't Sleep (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 31, 1953 (filmed August '53) Joe McDoakes Collection & Trouble Along The Way *DVD*  Good, if "average", McDoakes with the usual gags. One of a few in which Joe and Alice (Phyllis Coates) share a bed (long before TV sitcoms allowed it). (With Ted Stanhope & Fred Kelsey)  // Vitaphone #2311A

So You Think You Need Glasses (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 26, 1942 (filmed May '42)  Joe McDoakes Collection & The Man Who Came To Dinner *DVD* Title says it all. Some interesting optical effects employed here.  // Vitaphone #914A

So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-10m58s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 28, 1946 (filmed September)  Joe McDoakes Collection & A Night In Casablanca (Greatest Classic Films Marx Bros.) *DVD*  Typical belly-laugh entry with Joe taking "charge" at the office in order to overcome his insecurities.  // Vitaphone #1513A

So You Think You're Allergic (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m6s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 1, 1945 (filmed June)  Joe McDoakes Collection & Objective Burma *DVD*  First McDoakes comedy with sound footage (not just narration) with the star being a bit of a hypochondriac who is even allergic to his wife's dandruff. Keep your eye open for a young Barbara Billingsley (a full dozen years before playing mom to The Beav).  // Vitaphone #1376A

So You Think You're Not Guilty (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m29s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 21, 1949 (*Academy Award Nominee*) Joe McDoakes Collection & White Heat (Greatest Gangster Films James Cagney) *DVD* The old "pay the two dollars" routine with Joe winding up in jail over a silly speeding ticket. Phyllis Coates is hilarious as Alice sneaking a cake into jail with a file. Ralph Stanford is the zany lawyer.  // Vitaphone #1876A

So You Want A Raise (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-September 23, 1950 (filmed July '50) Joe McDoakes Collection & Montana *DVD*  Alice pressures him to make more money, but he's too nervous to ask his boss. Later, a play performance makes him think his boss is with the mob.  // Vitaphone #1966A

So You Want A Television Set (Richard L. Bare) part color (originally)-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 23, 1953  (filmed December '52) Joe McDoakes Collection & By The Light Of The Silvery Moon *DVD*  Mildly amusing, but a big favorite of many McDoakes fans... so why argue? It also has a gag involving Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. Phyllis Coates, Rodney Bell, Phil Van Zandt and Fred Kelsey also star.  // Vitaphone #2271A

So You Want An Apartment (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 26, 1947 (filmed July '47) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Will Joe and Alice wind up with their old apartment in their clumsy attempt to get a new one... "refurnished" with an elevator? Clifton Young is Joe's more-troublesome buddy and Ted Stanhope the zany landlord. Fred Kelsey also appears.  // Vitaphone #1613A

So You Want To Be A Baby-Sitter (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 26, 1948 (filmed March '48) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Quite a bit more amusing than other babysitting-the-brat comedies, with the kid getting Joe caught in the vent system and the victim of the old cereal bowl on the ceiling trick.  // Vitaphone #1699A

So You Want To Be A Bachelor (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-September 22, 1951 (filmed June '51) Joe McDoakes Collection & Starlift (TCM Doris Day Collection) *DVD*  Joe fondly remembers his carefree days before Alice snatched him for the altar. Highlighting by humorous gags spoofing the twenties and college life. (With Phyllis Coates, Ted Stanhope, Chester Clute, Jack Rice & Fred Kelsey)  // Vitaphone #2073A

So You Want To Be A Banker (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 3, 1954 (filmed April '54) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* More talk than comedy here, but with its share of moments. Joe gets involved in embezzlement with Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr.  // Vitaphone #2388A

So You Want To Be A Cowboy (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-April 14, 1951 (filmed November '50) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Maybe not the best of the series, but certainly the most polished. All of the usual western movie cliches are lampooned as Joe and Alice (Phyllis Coates) watch a movie and get too "into it".  // Vitaphone #2004A

So You Want To Be A Detective (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-June 26, 1948 (filmed September '47) Joe McDoakes Collection & Treasure Of The Sierra Madre *DVD* A key high watermark of the series, spoofing vintage film noirs like Lady in the Lake and The Big Sleep. A pretty blond has trouble keeping Joe's attention, but not Art Gilmore the narrator, who plays a more active part in the procedings. The "tall man" is the mysterious villain and the gambling saloon owner (Clifton Young) is at the mercy of the Bubblegum Racket. (With Clifton Young, Donald Kerr, George Magrill & Kit Guard)  // Vitaphone #1636A

So You Want To Be A Gambler (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-February 13-14, 1948 (filmed August '47) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe both hits and misses with the gambling bug. Very funny support from his "kiddo!" buddy played by former Our Gang star Clifton Young, who appears in several 1947-49 titles and might have made a good comic star for TV had his life not ended abruptly.  // Vitaphone #1630A

So You Want To Be A Gladiator (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 12, 1955 (filmed '54)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Set in Ancient Rome with both real and "fake" lions. Jane Frazee, Rodney Bell (as emperor!), Del Moore, Phil Van Zandt and John Doucette also appear.  // Vitaphone #2465A

So You Want To Be A Handyman (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)- December 26, 1950 (filmed July '50) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Marvin (Rodney Bell) helps Joe save money (against Alice's wishes) but almost loses his life with a gas leak. Best moments involve getting caught in the washing machine and "repainting" the house.  // Vitaphone #1961A

So You Want To Be A Muscle Man (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 2, 1949 (filmed March '49) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Ellery (Clarence Ross "Mr. Universe 1948") makes Joe self conscious in front of his wife (Phyllis Coates again) and tries some musclebuilding of his own.  // Vitaphone #1814A

So You Want To Be A Musician (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 14, 1952 (filmed August '52) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Music and Joe don't mix well, but he gets an A for effort... even trying to fiddle in a tea room. (With Maurice Cass, Phil Van Zandt, Fred Kelsey, Chester Conklin, Paul Maxey & Fritz Feld)  // Vitaphone #2209A

So You Want To Be A Paperhanger (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-June 2, 1951 (filmed December '50) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Another of the great ones: Marv (Rodney Bell) is MIA when the wallpapering is done and that lump in the wall isn't moving! Also there's Arthur Q. Ryan as the annoying traveling salesman.  // Vitaphone #2001A

So You Want To Be A Plumber (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-November 10, 1951 (filmed July '51) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  The nice aspect of the McDoakes series is that, even though you can guess the basic plot, many gags used are different than past comedies, like those involving un-professional plumbing. (With Rodney Bell and Phyllis Coates)  // Vitaphone #2085A

So You Want To Be A Policeman (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 17, 1955 (filmed October '55)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Arthur Q. Ryan provides his trademark Elmer Fudd narration to this tale of an unsuccessful cop Joe and the folks he tries to arrest (i.e. Sany Sanders & Joi Lansing).  // Vitaphone #2548A

So You Want To Be A Salesman (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-10m24s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-September 13, 1947 (filmed February) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe works for a vacuum company that operates much like the military, but that doesn't help him in sales... Alice (Jane Harker) won't buy one either. Ultimately, he fairs better with radio commercial singing.  // Vitaphone #1572A

So You Want To Be A V.P. (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 29, 1955  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe tries to get promoted with the help of friend Homer (Del Moore) but winds up in more trouble with his boss (Emor Parnell)... even in bed with him at one point!  (With Joi Lansing, Minerva Urecal and Phil Van Zandt)  // Vitaphone #2537A

So You Want To Be An Actor (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 3, 1949 (filmed August) Joe McDoakes Collection & My Dream Is Yours *DVD*  Title says it all... a companion piece to So You Want To Be In Pictures, but with a more stage-oriented direction.  // Vitaphone #1865A

So You Want To Be An Heir (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 19, 1953 (filmed August '53) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Probably the closest this series got to a Columbia Comedy (Three Stooges, etc.) with O'Hanlon playing different relatives in a haunted mansion out to bump the latest heir Joe off. Alice (Phyllis Coates) also figures in parts of this. Surprisingly well made for its type with Phil Van Zandt as the odd lawyer.  // Vitaphone #2322A

So You Want To Be In Pictures (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-10m52s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-June 7, 1947 (filmed December '46) (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Joe tries breaking into Warner Bros. Burbank lot (with cameos by Jack Carson, stuck in the turnaround, Ronald Reagan and others) but winds up as a stand-in for another Joe McDoakes. As an extra, he blows 88 takes in a silly war epic, co-starring cockney Clyde Cook. Both a very funny entry to the series and a great showcase of the studio behind-the-scenes.  // Vitaphone #1537A

So You Want To Be In Politics (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 2, 1948 (filmed July '48) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Notable as the first with Phyllis Coates taking over as Alice (appearing in many through 1954) and without Art Gilmore co-narrating. Poor Joe can't even be elected dogcatcher... well... (Clifton Young and Fred Kelsey also star.)  // Vitaphone #1732A

So You Want To Be On a Jury (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 7, 1955 (filmed '54) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Slightly dull entry set in the court room. Del Moore is Homer.  // Vitaphone #2476A

So You Want To Be On The Radio (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-November 6, 1948 (filmed July) (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Joe McDoakes Collection & The Adventures Of Don Juan (Greatest Classic Legends Errol Flynn) *DVD* Joe and Alice (Jane Harker) join a crazy quiz game with Joe getting a beating Nickelodeon (i.e. TV network) style and briefly convincing one announcer (Clifton Young) that he's a war veteran. One of the funniest moments involve the access of prizes in their tiny apartment.  // Vitaphone #1737A

So You Want To Be Popular (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 12, 1948 (filmed December '47)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe attends the Personality Institute. Clifton Young is the buddy always willing to help.   // Vitaphone #1689A

So You Want To Be Pretty (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 10, 1956 (filmed December '55) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Similar to the classic silent Charley Chase comedy, MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE (1926), with Joe and his wife (Phyllis Coates) getting plastic surgery without informing the other and, later, dating each other as "cheating spouses". Fritz Feld plays the zany physician with Iris Adrian.   // Vitaphone #2576A

So You Want To Be Your Own Boss (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 13, 1954 (filmed December '53) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Jane Frazee takes over as Alice in the final batch of Joe McDoakes comedies, which show no noticeable decline in quality. Rodney Bell is his usual bumbling self making Joe's new restaurant a hilarious flop. Gags galore here, including a "walking" loaf of bread indicating a cockroach problem!  // Vitaphone #2351A

So You Want To Build A House (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 15, 1948 (filmed June '47) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Sort of a "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse" in miniature, but with different gags... and doors elevated well above the ground. (With Jane Harker, Clifton Young, Ralph Peters, Donald Kerr & Ralph Littlefield)  // Vitaphone #1606A

So You Want To Build A Model Railroad (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-August 27, 1955 (filmed December  '54) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  An amusing addiction Joe needs to overcome.  // Vitaphone #2482A

So You Want To Buy A Used Car (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 28, 1951 (filmed Nov-December '50) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* One of the weaker entries (but still enjoyable) with Joe ending up with his old one. (With Phyllis Coates and Fred Kelsey)  // Vitaphone #2005A

So You Want To Enjoy Life (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 29, 1952 (filmed January) Joe McDoakes Collection & Big Jim McLain *DVD*  Joe thinks he's going to die and decides to live life to the fullest, resulting in many bills. (With Del Moore & Fritz Feld)  // Vitaphone #2149A

So You Want To Get It Wholesale (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-January 12, 1952 (filmed July 1951) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Obviously "wholesale" doesn't end up cheaper since Joe is all too easily conned when buying a new stove for his wife's birthday. Another hilarious hit for the series with Frank Nelson in his "ooooo" form. (Also Phyllis Coates, Rodney Bell, Ted Stanhope, Charles Sullivan, Richard Reeves, Jack Mower & George Penbroke).  // Vitaphone #2087A



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So You Want To Get Rich (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 28, 1949 (filmed August) Joe McDoakes Collection & My Dream Is Yours *DVD* Joe adopts a punk (Joe Turkel) in order to inherit a fortune.  // Vitaphone #1849A

So You Want To Give Up Smoking (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-November 14, 1942 (filmed May '42) Joe McDoakes Collection & All Through The Night  (& Greatest Gangster Films Humphrey Bogart) *DVD* The first two installments of this series were made by Bare and star O'Hanlon at the University of Southern California with the former's Bell & Howell camera (silent with music and narration added later). The structure is much like the Robert Benchley and contemporary Pete Smith Specialties and maybe not quite as funny as those; the style of the series changed after the third film.   // Vitaphone #944A

So You Want To Go To A Nightclub (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 1, 1954 (filmed '53) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe and Alice (now played by Jane Frazee) go nightclubbing (with friends Ralph Brooks and Joi Lansing) and later wind up arrested.  // Vitaphone #2378A

So You Want To Hold Your Husband (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 1, 1950 (filmed May '50) Joe McDoakes Collection & Tea For Two (TCM Doris Day Collection) *DVD* Alice (Phyllis Coates) has to convince Joe she's left for another man in order to save their marriage. This is after she has tried everything else to add "fire" to her marriage.  // Vitaphone #1942A

So You Want To Hold Your Wife (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-November 22, 1947 (filmed June '47)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  The battle between the sexes with Joe crying to Mr. Agony. Funny highlights include Alice (Jane Harker) reacting to his trucker party and the battle over Thanksgiving relatives, ending with the turkey smashed into a suitcase.  // Vitaphone #1605A

So You Want To Keep Your Hair (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 7, 1946 (filmed April)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe visits a hair-restoration institute  // Vitaphone #1484A

So You Want To Know Your Relatives (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 18, 1954 (filmed September '54) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* As head of the Good-Doers club, Joe is loved by all... that is until his closet "secrets" and connections are revealed on a radio show. The host Frank Nelson is in perfect Jack Benny-ish mode: "Oooooo". Jane Frazee plays a rather dour Alice here. Also Emory Parnell.  // Vitaphone #2419A

So You Want To Learn to Dance (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-March 28, 1953 (filmed December '52) Joe McDoakes Collection & By The Light Of The Silvery Moon *DVD* Joe's boss (Emory Parnell) teaches him how to dance, but problems arise when he dances with the boss' wife.  // Vitaphone #2255A

So You Want To Move (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-August 19, 1950  (filmed May '50) Joe McDoakes Collection & Rocky Mountain *DVD*  Joe makes the mistake of having his friend (Rodney Bell, a funny bespectacled co-star after Young left) help him move to a new house a few blocks away.  // Vitaphone #1943A

So You Want To Play The Horses (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 5, 1946 (filmed June)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* The first really great entry of the comedy series, with Joe actually succeeding at a horse race, but falling victim to uncooperative bookies. Jean Harker plays wife Alice in this and subsequent shorts through 1948. (Also Richard Erdman, Leo White, Clifton Young & Fred Kelsey)  // Vitaphone #1497A

So You Want To Play The Piano (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 5, 1956 (filmed December '55)  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Charlie Hall is the "long hair" piano player who swoons Alice (Phyllis Coates) enough to force Joe to take lessons.  // Vitaphone #2602A

So You Want To Throw A Party (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-February 4, 1950 (filmed October '49) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Joe gets his party list mixed with his creditor list and the wrong people are invited, but that doesn't stop the fun of playing "post office" with Alice (Phyllis Coates). Yes that's William Waterman (one of the Great Gildersleeves) n the cast.  // Vitaphone #1879A

So You Want To Wear The Pants (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-November 8, 1952 (filmed July) Joe McDoakes Collection & April In Paris (TCM Doris Day Collection) *DVD*  Joe and Alice (Phyllis Coates) go to a hypnotist (Fritz Feld) to help their marriage and wind up switching genders! More odd than funny.  // Vitaphone #2204A

So You Won't T-t-t-talk (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Roscoe Ates)-© November 24, 1934 (filmed July) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Roscoe is involved in a disastrous camping trip. (With Shemp Howard, Donald MacBride, Jackie Kelk & Ruth Gillette)  // Vitaphone #1764-1765

So Your Wife Wants to Work (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-8m58s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 14, 1956  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Alice (Phyllis Coates) goes to work at Joe's office (with boss Emory Parnell) and, surprisingly, gets promoted to vice-presidency. Up-to-date jokes spotlighting the Davy Crockett craze as well as an ahead-of-its-time plot make this a great finish to a stellar series.  // Vitaphone #2607A

So You're Going On A Vacation (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-10m47s-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-July 5, 1947 (filmed December '46) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe wants to relax and read Anthony Adverse, but Alice (Jane Harker) wants a "real" vacation. Salesman Ted Stanhope is hilarious as usual prompting Joe to spent a fortune on all kinds of camping gear.  // Vitaphone #1533A

So You're Going To A Convention (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-June 2, 1952 (filmed January) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Semi-remake of Laurel & Hardy's Sons of the Desert with the "sneak to the convention without wifie knowing" story. (With Phyllis Coates, Del Moore & Connie Cezan)  // Vitaphone #2143A

So You're Going To Be A Father (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava; co-narr: Art Gilmore) bw-11m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-May 10, 1947 (filmed December '46) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Alice (Jane Harker) is expecting and Joe is burgarizing the grocery and just one step away from the psych ward. Probably the funniest of all expectant father comedies (and there are too many to name), highlighted with a final joke with O'Hanlon posing as the kid.  // Vitaphone #1552A

So You're Going To Have An Operation (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 2, 1950 (filmed July '50) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Much depends on your own experiences at a hospital in regards to the humor here... obviously the physicians Joe deals with are not ER / Grey's Anatomy material. Fritz Feld, Ted Stanhope and Frank Nelson are having the time of their lives as the worst physicians possible.  // Vitaphone #1962A

So You're Going To The Dentist (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-September 20, 1952 Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Marv (Rodney Bell) says he can fix Joe's teeth cheaper than a profession and he has his license. Uh oh... Frank Nelson has a hilarious scene at the end.  // Vitaphone #2203A

So You're Having In-Law Trouble (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-August 26, 1950 (filmed Apr-May '49) Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  In-laws from both sides of the family get involved in a battle. (With Phyllis Coates as Alice, with Cliton Young and William Waterman included.)  // Vitaphone #1959A

So You're Having Neighbor Trouble (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-9m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-December 26, 1953 Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD*  Joe wages war with his neighbors (including Rodney Bell), even recording a party for the police. A lot more gags are packed in ten minutes than usual here. Arthur Q. Bryan has a bit part. Phyllis Coates is back as Alice.  // Vitaphone #2331A

So You're Taking In A Roomer (Richard L. Bare; music: William Lava) bw-10m-(Joe McDoakes w/ George O'Hanlon)-October 30, 1954  Joe McDoakes Collection *DVD* Joe and Alice (Jane Frazee) seek boarders of opposite genders... this doesn't pan well. Then, Marv (Rodney Bell) moves in and pays the rent with his bookie tricks (labeling horse races as "potatoes")... than he makes a clean getaway when things don't work out and Joe gets some mob visitors. (With Joi Lansing, Fred Kelsey & Herb Vigran)  // Vitaphone #2417A

Soap Box Derby (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-October 18, 1947 (Completed June)  Visiting Akron, Ohio and its mini car races.  // Vitaphone #1609A

Social Security (---) bw- (Warner Pathé News Special)-January 1952  // Vitaphone #2133A

Sockeroo (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; William C. McGann; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, Susan Peters, Frank Ferguson & Herbert Anderson)-© December 24, 1940 (filmed October)   Boxing champ Maxie goes to college for "culture" and gets hynotized to be a poet.  // Vitaphone #80-81A

Soft Drinks And Sweet Music (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m16s-(Broadway Brevity: Georgie Price, Sylvia Froos, Billie Leonard, George Watts & others)-November 30, 1934 (Film Daily review; filmed September)   More dreams become music numbers, this time with a soda jerk.  // Vitaphone #1776-1777

Sol Violinsky, The Eccentric Entertainer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-7m17s-(Vitaphone Variety)-© September 28, 1929 (filmed February) The Jazz Singer *DVD*  Great piano music with some comic banter. Unique rendition of "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" included.  // Vitaphone #709

Soldiers In White (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason & Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-February 7, 1942 (filmed '41) They Died With Their Boots On *DVD*  William T. Orr plays an intern reluctant to be an army physician, but his major (John Litel) and female friend (Eleanor Parker) help show him the light.  // Vitaphone #661-662A

Solomon's Children (Bryan Foy) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Hugh Herbert & others)-© December 27, 1927 Perhaps the first talkie two-reel comedy? The (adult) kids try to con Daddy out of his money.  // Vitaphone #2240

Some Bridge Work (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Pepper Pot: Easy Aces [Goodman & Jane Ace])-April 13, 1935 (filmed October '34)   Jane keeps losing money and bridge so her husband brings the creditors over to talk to her... they get hooked on the game. Fred Summer and Walter Wilson also star.  // Vitaphone #1801

Some Class (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot: Charles Ahearn, Willie Solar & Gene Bruce)-December 4, 1935 (Film Daily review; filmed September '35)   Ahearn teaches hobos how to panhandle.  // Vitaphone #1897

Some Of The Greatest (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-June 18, 1955 / Shows clips from Don Juan (1926)  // Vitaphone #2496A

Some Pumpkins (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Sam Summers & Estelle Hunt)-© December 21, 1929 (filmed October) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 3 *DVD*  Gags at a barn dance.  // Vitaphone #929

Somewhere In Jersey (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: William Halligan & Mary Mulhern)-© September 28, 1929 (filmed July) A real estate agent almost sells a swampy lot to a lady.  // Vitaphone #873

The Song Bird (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Stewart Brady)-© December 1, 1928 (filmed August)  // Vitaphone #2745

A Song Drama (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Charles Derickson & Burton Brown)-© December 9, 1929 (filmed October) Former sings and latter on piano. Set at a French apache's den.  // Vitaphone #912

Song Hits By Roy Turk (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-July 1933 Roy Turk (the writer of "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and other hits) shows a newswoman his technique. Featuring Kay Hamilton, Madelyn Kileen, Mario & Lavarin, Barnett & Clark and Mildren van Dorn.  // Vitaphone #1579

Song Impressions (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Dora Maughan & Co.)-© October 18, 1928 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* With Walter Fehl. "Divorced And Married", Berlin's "I Can't Do Without You" and "My Heart Keps Speaking of Love"  // Vitaphone #2732

Song Of A Nation (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Frank MacDonald) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Donald Woods)-June 12, 1936 (preview; wide release July 4)  The first of Warner's Technicolor "historicals", this great first effort spotlights the national anthem and features some impressive sea war footage. In addition to lead Donald Woods, Clare Dodd and Carlyle Moore Jr. also star. (Reissued 5-31-47)  // Vitaphone #7557-7558

The Song Of The Flame (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-19m-(Broadway Brevity: Ruth Etting & The Canova Family)-July 7, 1934 (filmed March) A struggling cigarette girl tries to hit the bigtime as a singer. (With Eddie Bruce, Gerald Kent and Arthur Donaldson)  // Vitaphone #1690-1691

Song Paintings (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ann Seymour)-© June 9, 1930 (filmed March)    Two musical numbers  // Vitaphone #1011

The Song Plugger (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joe Frisco)-© June 8, 1930 (filmed April) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  A quite amusing satire on Tin Pan Alley with an over-worked singer having to sell the sheets. With Josephine Williams, Leo Donnelly, Arthur Leonard, Milt Francis & the Wyn Talbert Orchestra in support.  // Vitaphone #1019-1020

Song Sayings (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-(Vitaphone Variety: George Whiting & Sadie Burt)-© April 10, 1929 With pianist Edmund Weber and two Whiting originals included "Wha Did You Say" and "Frog Song"  // Vitaphone #741

Songalogue (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich)-© July 31, 1928 (filmed April)  // Vitaphone #2583

Song'nata #2: Say A Little Prayer For Me (Leon Schlesinger) bw-6m-(part animated)-July 19, 1931   Castle setting backdrop with Cameron Crosbie and Dorothy Vogel heard.  // Vitaphone #4888

Song'nata #3: When Your Lover Has Gone (Leon Schlesinger) bw- (part animated)-April 1931 Singalong with Dorothy Vogel and Harry Q. Mills.  // Vitaphone #4668

Song'nata #4: For You (Leon Schlesinger) bw- (part animated)-August 1931   Reviewed by Film Daily 12-13-31. Organ music with Dorothy Vogel and Harry Q. Mills.  // Vitaphone #4957

Song'nata #1: Just A Gigolo (Leon Schlesinger) bw- (part animated)-April 1931 With Cameron Crosbie and Austin J. Young  // Vitaphone #4817

Songology (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Coletta Ryan & Duke Yellman)-© September 14, 1929 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Song & piano: "Mistakes", "Hush of the Night" & "Yankee Rose"  // Vitaphone #874

Songs And Dances (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Dodie Coyle & Bobby Weir)-© January 21, 1928 (filmed October '27)  // Vitaphone #2253

Songs And Impressions (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Mary Marlowe & Jordan)-August 1928 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Comedy and songs: "Angel" and "Hard Hearted Hannah"  // Vitaphone #2741

Songs And Things (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Norwoth)-© January 28, 1929 (filmed October '28)  // Vitaphone #2707

Songs As You Like Them (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Irene Stone & Esther Larette)-© December 8, 1928 (filmed September)  // Vitaphone #2783

Songs Of All Nations (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jack Scholl) bw-9m-(Warner Novelty)-February 16, 1952 (Completed '51) As title suggests, an overview of melodies, making good use of "lifted footage" from previous shorts. Includes "La Paloma", "Santa Lucia" and other familiar tunes.  // Vitaphone #2040A

Songs Of Love (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jay Velie)-© March 7, 1929 (filmed January)   Including everybody's favorite "Mother Machree"  // Vitaphone #718

Songs Of The Range (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Dick Foran; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-June 24, 1944 * Utilizes clips from the feature CHEROKEE STRIP (a popular feature to cull 1 and 2-reelers from). (Reissued 2-27-54)  // Vitaphone #1235A

Songs That Live (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Gus Edwards)-© November 24, 1934 (filmed June)   Spotlights the writer of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"  // Vitaphone #1737

Sonny Dunham And His Orchestra (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Arnold Albert & Jack Scholl) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-November 25, 1944  A mini biopic on the band featuring the Pied Pipers and Angela Greene.  // Vitaphone #1289A

Sons Of Liberty (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Michael Curtiz & Crane Wilbur; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m34s-(Technicolor Special: Claude Rains)-May 20, 1939 (*Academy Award Winner*)  Dodge City *DVD* Claude Rains appears in a rare two-reel appearence as Haym Salomon, a Jewish patriot of the American Revolution. The theme of religious freedom is stressed in here, with many predicting a new war on the horizon in 1939. Gale Sondergaard plays his wife and Montagu Love is George Washington. Donald Crisp has a key role too. (Reissued 11-20-48)  // Vitaphone #9195-9196

Sons Of The Plains (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special: Billy & Robert Mauch)-July 30, 1938  Twins are raised separately by Indians and white settlers, both getting involved in the skirmashes. (Reissued 6-9-51)  // Vitaphone #8704-8705

Sophmore Swing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: The Merry Macs, Harvest Moon Dancers, Florence Wyman, Ballin & McEvoy, Ted Gary & Mitzi Dahl)-January 28, 1939 (filmed '38)   A college tries to steer its students from jitterbug to more refined dancing.  // Vitaphone #206-207B

Sound Defects (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Rufe Davis)-June 5, 1937 Rufe helps out with a stranded radio team on a ham radio doing their sound effects. (With Irene Delroy, Rodney McLennan, Jane & Ruth Frazee)  // Vitaphone #2097-2098

Sound Effects (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Buddy Traps)-© February 17, 1930 (filmed December '29) Set at a general store where anything can be an instrument.  // Vitaphone #949

Soup (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Harry Delf)-© June 2, 1928 (filmed March) Characature of a family eating soup.  // Vitaphone #2551

A South American Journey (South American Journeys) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Newman Traveltalk)-June 25, 1932 (Film Daily review) Edited by Bert Frank  // Vitaphone #1341

South American Sports (Del Frazier & James Bloodworth; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox  Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-October 17, 1942   Particularly in Argentina  // Vitaphone #977A

South American Sway (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-15m-(Melody Master)-March 18, 1944 (filmed '43)   Includes clips of Emil Coleman, Joe Reichman & Carl Roff's Serenaders. (Reissued 1-1-55)  // Vitaphone #1215A

South Of Monterrey (Sullivan C. Richardson; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-© June 30, 1946 (filmed '45)  Mexican travelogue.   // Vitaphone #1445A

South Of The Himalayas (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; script: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-18m-(Scope Gem)-October 6, 1956   The Indian subcontinent in glorious CinemaScope.  // Vitaphone #2664A

South Sea Pearl (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: Gaston Glass)-May 7, 1930 (filmed January) A dance hall girl takes up pearl diving. Songs in this tropics musical are "My South Sea Love" and "Pingo Pongo"  // Vitaphone #3829

Southern India (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-10m-(Newman Traveltalk)-October 11, 1931 (Film Daily review) Edited in June as Traveltalk No. 3. Includes hot Madera and many crowd festival scenes.  // Vitaphone #1237

Souvenirs (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Sarah Padden)-© February 17, 1928 (filmed October '27) Kitchen drama with Sarah a mother waiting for her son to give her a Spanish American War momento. Co-starring Allen Stansell and Molly Fisher.  // Vitaphone #2268

Soviet Russia (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Newman Traveltalk)-May 15, 1932 (Film Daily review) Tour of St. Petersburg edited by Bert Frank about the same time as the FitzPatrick Traveltalk covering the same country // Vitaphone #1335



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Spade Cooley: King of Western Swing (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-September 1, 1945 (filmed May) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  During the last year or so, the Melody Masters didn't just show a performance, but also provided mini-biographies (usually cleverly integrating "stock" footage with a few newly filmed scenes). (Reissued 8-22-53)  // Vitaphone #1361A

Spanish America (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Musical World Journeys)-© March 2, 1934 (Completed November '33) From Cuba (Havana) to Panama  // Vitaphone #1646

A Spanish Fiesta (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: Roberto Guzman)-October 1929 Redone (also in color) in 1941.  // Vitaphone #3279

Spanish Fiesta (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) Technicolor-19m-(Miniature)-May 16, 1942 (filmed November '41) In This Our Life *DVD* Another classical performance by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.  // Vitaphone #622A

A Spanish Serenade (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: The La Valles)-© February 4, 1928 (filmed October '27)  // Vitaphone #2250

Speaking Of Operations (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Dick Lane, Al Bernard, Gracie Barrie, Three X Sisters, Four Rollickers & Dave Gould Boys & Girls)-© February 16, 1933 (filmed November '32)   A theatrical produces stuck in the hospital dreams of the staff putting on a minstrel show.  // Vitaphone #1506-1507

Speaking Out Of Turn (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Al Ray) bw-8m-(Pepper Pot: Johnny Walker & Dudley Clements)-September 20, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   Comedy about poor dubbing in movies  // Vitaphone #1219

Special Star Number For Theater Opening (---) bw- (Al Jolson)-December 1928

Spills And Chills- A Sports Review (Walton C. Ament: Robert Youngson; narrator: Dan Donaldson) bw-9m-(Sports News Review)-August 13, 1949 (*Academy Award Nominee*) It's A Great Feeling (TCM Doris Day Collection) *DVD* History of stunt flying, building climbing and other wild sports of the crazy teens, twenties and thirties. Youngson's first Oscar nod... a bunch more to follow. It was clear that these were no ordinary newsreel compilations; the music scores and narration were of the highest order. Sampling here includes: Lillian Boyer's aerial trapeze stunts without a parachute, juvenile Mildred Unger on top of a balloon, Jamie Reynolds and his skyscraper chair tottling, "human flies" scaling buildings and the usual bridge jumping.   // Vitaphone #1862A

Spills For Thrills (DeLeon Anthony; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m39s-(Broadway Brevity)-June 15, 1940 Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy and Mary Wiggins make appearances in this excellent documentary on Hollywood stunt work, with some scenes borrowed from earlier films (first time Keystone Hotel is "borrowed") in addition to new demonstrations. (Reissued 11-21-53)  // Vitaphone #9793

The Spirit Of 1918 Overture (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Herman S. Heller) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Herman Heller & Vitaphone Orchestra)-October 7, 1926 (filmed September '26)  // Vitaphone #381

The Spirit Of Annapolis (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Naval Academy Band & Annapolis Glee Club)-September 5, 1942   Part documentary. Part musical.  // Vitaphone #1059-1060A

The Spirit Of West Point (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-August 22, 1942   Well received at the time medly of musical numbers performed by he Cadet Chapel Choir. (Reissued 8-8-53)  // Vitaphone #994A

The Spirits Of 76th Street (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Helen Broderick, Dudley Clements & Lester Crawford)-March 26, 1931   A snarky manicurist visits a spiritualist  // Vitaphone #1187

Sport Of Millions (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 25, 1949 (filmed '47)  Tour of world horse racing.  // Vitaphone #1768A

Sport Slants #1 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m38s-June 14, 1931 (Film Daily review)  Include wrestlers Frank Judson & Clevio Massimo / hockey with Lester Patrick & NY Rangers / gymnasts Al Jochim & Adelaide Meyers / Buck Freeman & St. Johns College basketball  // Vitaphone #1218

Sport Slants #2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-8m38s-August 1931 Fencing with George Santelli & Norman Cohn among others / Dick Glendon and Columbia U rowing  // Vitaphone #1240

Sport Slants #3 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-8m-November 22, 1931 (Film Daily review)  Covers cricket / Long Island sailing regatta / polo in Westbury's Interational Field  // Vitaphone #1272

Sport Slants #4 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-8m-December 1931   Reviewed by Film Daily 2-14-32. Covers field hockey & soccer / Ireland hurling  // Vitaphone #1306

Sport Slants #5 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-8m-February 7, 1932 (Film Daily review)   Covers bowling & wrestling with stars like Walter L. Richard and Joe Felcaro among others  // Vitaphone #1330

Sport Slants #6-7 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-March 27, 1932 (Film Daily review)   Boxers Tony Canzoneri & Teddy Martin / Ralph Greenleaf & other champions at billiards  // Vitaphone #1347

Sport Slants #8 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-July 2, 1932 (Film Daily review; completed in March)   Greyhound racing / diving off Florida with Pete Desjardins and others  // Vitaphone #1382

Sport Slants #9 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-July 9, 1932 (Film Daily review; completed April)   Florida water sports / alligator wrestling - Ross Allen?  // Vitaphone #1393

Sport Slants #10 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-July 19, 1932 (Film Daily review; edited April)  Covers Jai alai & deep sea fishing  // Vitaphone #1402

Sport Slants #11 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-August 9, 1932 (Film Daily review; edited May)  Features Olympic hopefuls  // Vitaphone #1409

Sport Slants #12 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-August 1932 ****-fighting and catching swordfish  // Vitaphone #1425

Sport Slants #13 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-September 1932 (completed July) Champion child golfer / outboard motor & steeplechase racing  // Vitaphone #1426

Sport Thrills #1 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-September 24, 1932 (filmed July)   Willard Rogers in ping-pong / swimmers Katherine Rawls & Eleanor Holm / Bill Heckman in handball  // Vitaphone #1448

Sport Thrills #2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]:  Ted Husing) bw-9m-© January 3, 1933 (Completed August '32) More fishing / Scandanavian ski-joring / harness racing  // Vitaphone #1449

Sport Thrills #3 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]:  Ted Husing) bw-9m-October 29, 1932   Spotlights rodeo (Pendleton Oregon) and bicycles  // Vitaphone #1489

Sport Thrills #4 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-© February 13, 1933 (Completed July '32) Annette Kellerman and vintage old sports heroes of the past  // Vitaphone #1446

Sport Thrills #5 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]:  Ted Husing) bw-9m-© March 22, 1933 (Completed November '32) Moose hunting & Irish hurling  // Vitaphone #1505

Sport Thrills #6 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ted Husing; ed: Bert Frank) bw-9m-© February 23, 1933 (Completed December '32) More hunting (game birds)  // Vitaphone #1515

Sporting Courage (Dick Durrance; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-January 31, 1953 (Completed October '52)   Following handicapped skiers in Austria.  // Vitaphone #2225A

Sporting Dogs (music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox  Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 20, 1943 (filmed '42)  // Vitaphone #1104A

The Sporting Irish (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-© July 21, 1956 (filmed '55) Horse racing reel.  // Vitaphone #2609A

Sports Down Under (Arthur Collins; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-September 19, 1948 (filmed April '47) Australian travelogue  // Vitaphone #1660A

Sports Go To War (A. Pam Blumenthal & André de la Varre: Van Campen Heilner; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-September 29, 1945   Focuses on Canadian soldiers training  // Vitaphone #1388A

Sports Old And New (Cavalcade Of Egyptian Sports) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-9m-(Sports Parade)-August 20, 1949 (Completed '48)   Filmed in Egypt  // Vitaphone #1694A

Sportsman's Holiday (Carl Dudley; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-10m-(Scope Gem)-February 2, 1955 (filmed '54)  Presents scenes of sporting events, including an Indian parade and rodeo at Flagstaff, Ariz., a jalopy race, and horse races at Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Epsom Downs, and Belmont Park.  // Vitaphone #2462A

Sportsman's Playground (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-July 5, 1947 (filmed '46) Tour of the Caribbean.  // Vitaphone #1539A

Sportsmen Of The Far East (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-December 18, 1948   Scenic tour of Bombay and India.  // Vitaphone #1707A

Spring Comes To Niagara (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Gordon Sparling; narrator: Lamont Tilden) Technicolor-9m-(Technicolor Adventure)-June 18, 1949   More views of the falls.   // Vitaphone #1826A

Spring Has Come (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Pert Kelton)-August 1928  // Vitaphone #2754

Springtime In Holland (Ralph Staub; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Hobart Cavanaugh, Dorothy Dare, Al Shean & Felix Knight)-June 22, 1935   Musical fluff has two dutch husbands telling their wives they were out all night with fingers in the ****.  // Vitaphone #1710-1711

Springtime In Holland (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-December 10, 1955    More glorious scenics in wide screen, with a slushy music score and topnotch narration to match.  // Vitaphone #2549A

The Squarer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: J.C. Nugent)-February 1929 With Natalie Shafer and Percy Helton  // Vitaphone #743-744

Squaring The Triangle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Donald Brian & Mayo Methot)-© February 5, 1931 (filmed December '30)  A salesman doesn't trust his wife but gets a surprise with his suspicions.  // Vitaphone #1158

Squirrel Food (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels-(Monty Banks)-August 1921

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jack Scholl) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-February 22, 1947 (filmed '45) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*: The last Melody Master released, although completed late 1945. A nice overview of the bandleader's career starts this off. (Reissued 2-26-55)  // Vitaphone #1429A

The Stand Up (---) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Wilbur Mack, Bobby Watson & Marjorie Lane)-© February 17, 1930 (filmed December '29) A jilted man on New Years helps a down-and-out.  // Vitaphone #3762

Star In The Night (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Don Siegel; writer: Saul Elkins adapted from a Robert Finch story; music: William Lava) bw-22m-(Special w/ J. Carroll Naish, Donald Woods, Rosina Galli & others)-October 13, 1945 (*Academy Award Winner*)  Christmas In Connecticut (Greatest Classic Films Holiday) *DVD* The title refers to an artificial billboard "star" posted in a southwestern desert inn that is attracting too many customers on Christmas Eve for the comfort of the cynical owner (J. Carroll Nash) and his more sympathetic wife (Rosina Galli). Donald Woods plays the drifter seeking a free meal, but also providing careful observations on the bombarding people: some irritable about the room service and some altering the mood of the night like an expectant mother and her husband (Lynn Bagget & Anthony Caruso) and three cowboys bringing gifts (Richard Erdman & John Miles with uncredited Cactus Mack). Obviously this is a modern day retelling of the Nativity story but not specifically religious. (Reissued 3-21-53)  // Vitaphone #1401A

Star Spangled City (Carl Dudley; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Technicolor Adventure)-October 19, 1946 (Completed March)  Tour of Washington D.C.  // Vitaphone #1476A

Stardust (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Benny Davis)-December 10, 1938   Benny gives a tour of his clitter-clatter factory. Numbers performed by Bobby Joyce, Jackie Strong, the Dorn Brothers with Mary, Frankie Lanno and Jolly Gillette  // Vitaphone #170-171B

Starlets (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Presentation Revue)-October 23, 1937   Children's show with songs, acrobatics and telescope stargazing.  // Vitaphone #33-34B

The Stars Can't Be Wrong (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: O'Connell & Blair, Emerson's Mountaineers, Dorothy Lamour & others)-© April 20, 1936 (filmed February) A producer uses astrology to cast performers.  // Vitaphone #1937-1938

Stars Of Yesterday (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Walter O'Keefe; ed: Bert Frank) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety)-February 22, 1931 (Film Daily review)   Clips of various silent screen stars: William S. Hart, Texas Guinan, Theda Bara & Mabel Normand. Walter O'Keefe hosts.  // Vitaphone #1178

Stars On Horseback (Myron J. Schwartz; music: William Lava; narrator: Lou Marcelle) bw-11m-(Hollywood Novelty)-April 3, 1943  Old Aquaintance (Greatest Classic Legends Bette Davis) *DVD*:  Showcases George Garfield, blacksmith for Hollywood's leading horse owners.  // Vitaphone #1107A

Steel And Stone (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Milton Cross) bw-11m-(Our Own U.S.)-January 25, 1936 (Completed '35)  Short history lesson of American engineering including bridge construction  // Vitaphone #1860

Stella Mayhew, The Hallelujah Lady (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 20, 1929 Famous for her "black blues" tunes  // Vitaphone #728

Stepping Out (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Harold Beaudine) bw- (Vitaphone Variet: Joe Penner)-July 1930 A humanized rendition of the country mouse and city mouse tale… with the added joke about the uran cousin struggling to be faithful to his wife when the two party it up. Mary Phillips & Leo Donnelly co-star.  // Vitaphone #1068

The Still Alarm (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Fred Allen & Clifton Webb)-© June 30, 1930 (filmed April) A hotel is on fire but two guests can't convince the residents they are in danger.  // Vitaphone #1025

Stimulation (---) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Johnny Arthur)-© December 31, 1929   Hard working husband goes out for some relaxation and gets involved with a vamp.  // Vitaphone #1025

Stocks And Blondes (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-19m-(Big V Comedy: Gene & Kathleen Lockhart)-May 21, 1938 The Lockharts spend too much money and he tries hocking her coat behind her back. (With Richard Bishop, Marie Hartman & Butler Hixon)  // Vitaphone #93-94B

The Stolen Melody (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Noveliers Quartet, Crawford & Caskey, Kean & Reese)-© October 5, 1934 (filmed November '33)  Various songs come to life on a TV-type machine as expert Sigmund Spaeth solves the origins of famous tunes.  // Vitaphone #1653

Stoll, Flynn & Co. (Jazzmanian Quintette) (---) bw-9m33s-(Vitaphone Variety: Georgie Stoll & Edythe Flynn)-© April 10, 1928 (filmed February) The Jazz Singer *DVD*  Pleasing roaring twenties pre-MTV video with jazzy renditions of "Ain't She Sweet" and "Is She My Girlfiend?". Straight music numbers with piano, bass, violin and female crooning.  // Vitaphone #2349

Stop And Go (---) bw-6m-(Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Nelson)-© November 6, 1928 (filmed March) This comedy was dubbed by Film Daily as just “fair” (11-11 review). Jack Lipson appears as a cop stopping Eddie on his child bicycle and his girl Dolly getting involved.  // Vitaphone #2548

Stop, Look And Laugh (music: William Lava) bw-7m-(Warner Novelty)-October 20, 1951   Edited Larry Semon's silent The Saw Mill.  // Vitaphone #2086A

Stories In Song (---) bw-9m38s-(Vitaphone Variety: Adele Rowland)-March 18, 1928 (Film Daily review) The Jazz Singer *DVD* With Mildred Brown backing up on piano.  // Vitaphone #2348

Story Conference (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Lillian Roth, Bert Matthews & William Halligan)-April 7, 1934 I'll Cry Tomorrow *DVD*  Lillian is a new star in movies. Studio executives bring their musical idea "pitches" to life. The Three Minutes and The Sizzlers assist in the numbers shown.  // Vitaphone #1665-1666

Story Of A Dog (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-October 27, 1945  (*Academy Award Nominee*)  San Antonio *DVD*: A doberman narrates his training in Coast Guard War Unit at Curtis Bay, Maryland.   // Vitaphone #1402A

Straight And Narrow (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© November 14, 1930   Film Daily (6-7-31) labeled this comedy-drama “interesting” as ex-convicts remember their past fondly. Ed Robbins, Herschel Mayall and Allen Jenkins are featured.  // Vitaphone #1119

Stranded (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Richard Carle)-December 8, 1927 Carle plays an opera producer in this drama sketch.  // Vitaphone #2179

Stranded In Paris (---) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ann Codee & Frank Orth)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed December '28)   Set at railroad station and boulevard with two clueless tourists.  // Vitaphone #2798

The Strange Case (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Charles Halton & Gerald Oliver Smith)-© February 5, 1931 (filmed December '30)   Spoof on murder who-done-its starting with a host's turkey dinner gone wild  // Vitaphone #1161

Strange Ceremonies Of The World (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-© March 31, 1933 (Completed December '32)   Highlights include Japan and Hawaii.  // Vitaphone #1521

Stranger In The Lighthouse (Larry Lansburgh; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-May 5, 1951 (filmed October '50)  Tale of a girl and a seal. (Reissued January '66)  // Vitaphone #1992A

Strong And Willing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Neville Fleeson credited for writing) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Trixie Friganza)-© June 30, 1930 (filmed April) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Less interesting than her earlier effort but the comedienne has plenty of gusto.  // Vitaphone #1030

The Strong Arm (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Paul Harvey)-March 1930 Vengeance in a prison coming from a handicapped murderer.  // Vitaphone #1003

The Struggle For Life (Roger Q. Denny; music: Rex Dunn; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-March 4, 1944 (Completed July '43)   Soviet footage of forest and desert critters. Includes bears, wolves, deer, ducks, squirrels and birdlife.  // Vitaphone #1142A

Stuck Down Stucco (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Louis Simon, Gertrude Mudge & others)-March 1932  A homebulder sets his family up in a model house, but winds up with too many visiters.  // Vitaphone #1396

Studio Highlights (Studio Visit) (---) bw-9m-(promotional)-August 1933 Spotlights FOOTLIGHT PARADE in production.

The Studio Murder Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-15m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-February 7, 1932 (Film Daily review) / Solving the murder of a movie actress. (With Robert Middlemass, Thelma Tipson & Jane Bramley)  // Vitaphone #1332-1333

A Studio Scene (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Bruce Bairnsfather)-October 7, 1926 A prologue to the feature THE BETTER 'OLE with the well known cartoonist discussing the origin of Old Bill.  // Vitaphone #393

Study And Understudy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Ruth & Jane Frazee, Virginia Verrill, Danzi Goodelle & June Carr)-© February 17, 1936 One actress wins out when the lead is gone during a college play a talent scout visits.  // Vitaphone #1932-1933

A Stuttering Romance (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Joe Penner & Dorothea Chard)-© November 6, 1930 Joe has a serious speech problem and his gal won’t accept him until he fixes it.  // Vitaphone #1110

The Subsitute (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety)-September 28, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed May)  A radio announcer preps himself. Featuring Charles Lawrence, Ray Collins & Walter Regan.  // Vitaphone #1054

The Subway Symphony (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Frances Langford, Charles Bennington, Joan Abbott & Dave Gould Girls)-March 6, 1932 (Film Daily review)   Lively Big Apple musical numbers    // Vitaphone #1337-1338



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Success (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding & Fred Allen) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Jack Haley, Helen Lynd & John Hamilton)-July 1931 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Wooing the girl he loves (and her hyper critical parents), a near-sighted Jack bumbles a performance with a baseball team.  // Vitaphone #1257-1258

The Sultan's Jester (---) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: Joyzell, Randall Adagio Four & Edward Lankow)-January 1930 Ladies chorus of dance numbers at a sultan's place.  // Vitaphone #3850

Sun Valley Fun (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Cedric Francis; s: Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-February 14, 1948 (Filmed May & completed September '47)   Covers sports in Sun Valley, Idaho.  // Vitaphone #1647A

Sundae Serenade (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Rosie Moran, Melton Moore, Lola King, Al Verdi & Miriam Graham)-February 25, 1939 (filmed December '38) A drugstore has a series of musical performances labeled "Sight-O-Graph".  // Vitaphone #199-200B

The Sunday Roundup (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; William Clemens) Technicolor-20m-(WT / music: Technicolor 2-Reeler w/ Dick Foran, Jane Wyman, Linda Perry & others)-July 10, 1936 Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Western musical with some good numbers and plenty of footage recycled later. Jane Wyman sings here.  // Vitaphone #7661-7662

Sunny California (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: May McAvoy)-© May 1, 1928 (filmed October '27) May convinces hubby Neely Edward to move west to… rainy California. Richard Carle and Arthur Collins also appear.  // Vitaphone #2239

Sunset In The Pacific (Gordon Hollingshead; music: William Lava) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-© December 20, 1946 (wide release November 8, 1947)   Profiles combat news cameramen.  // Vitaphone #1438A

The Sunshine Boys "Triple Alliance Of Song, Music And Fun" #539 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 9, 1927 (filmed April) Features Dave Ringle, Eddie Roth and Billy Sharkey. Starts with "If You Can't Hold The Man You Love".  // Vitaphone #539

The Sunshine Boys "Triple Alliance Of Song, Music And Fun" #540 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 9, 1927 (filmed April) Starts with "No One But You"  // Vitaphone #540

The Sunshine Girl (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hope Vernon)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed November '28) Includes "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder"  // Vitaphone #2815

Surprise (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Tom Dugan & Barbara Leonard)-© March 15, 1930 (filmed January) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Another wife takes charge… with kitchen items for throwing.  // Vitaphone #3883

Surprise! (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: The Duncan Sisters, Jay Seiler & Wen Talbert Singers)-July 27, 1935 (filmed May '35) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* At a plantation various vaudeville routines are performed (one in blackface)  // Vitaphone #1851-1852

Survival On Polar Sea Ice (---) bw- (Warner Pathé News Special)-August 1954 Made for the US Air Force  // Vitaphone #2408A

Swanee Cruise (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Louisiana Kings)-January 23, 1937 All black jazz-reel spotlighting Willis Ducre and the Robinson Twins.  // Vitaphone #2048

Swanee River (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Anna Case, Roy Smeck & The Dixie Jubilee Singers)-July 1926 (test preview)  // Vitaphone #296

The Sweet Long Ago (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Alice Wellman & Paul Russell)-© November 28, 1927 (filmed September) Musical sketch set in Colonial times  // Vitaphone #2145

Sweetheart Serenade (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Warren Douglas, Joyce Reynolds & others)-October 23, 1943 (filmed August)   A spotlight on one song: ""When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Father's Eyes"  // Vitaphone #1150A

Sweethearts And Flowers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity? w/ Cherry & June Preisser, Regis Toomey & others)-© December 9, 1936 (filmed June) A gossip columnist works with two talented sisters at a nightclub.  // Vitaphone #1992-1993

The Swelled Head (The Swellhead) (---) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Foy Jr. & Bessie Love)-© July 14, 1928 (filmed March)   Behind the scenes at a stage show with Foy has the ego-driven actor.  // Vitaphone #2575-2576

Swim Parade (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dan Donaldson) part color-9m-(Sports News Review)-February 5, 1949 (edited '48)  Fashions in swimwear and aquatic feats over the last three decades.  // Vitaphone #1782A

Swimcapades (A. Pam Blumenthal & Van Campen Heilner, producers; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-April 7, 1945  (filmed '44) 2/3  Tour of Silver Springs, Florida.  // Vitaphone #1322A

Swing Cat's Jamboree (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Louis Prima)-August 6, 1938  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Bouncy jazzfest with plenty of dancing. Shirley Lloyd, Ted Gary and Mitzi Dah support.  // Vitaphone #138B

Swing For Sale (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy, June Allyson & Kay Hamilton)-February 27, 1937 Hal falls for a divorcee but is won by another gal. With the & G's and Richard Keane.  // Vitaphone #2065-2066

A Swing Opera (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Smalle Singers, John Elliott & others)-July 22, 1939 Two-reel musical-comedy update of Michael Balfe's operetta The Bohemian Girl.  // Vitaphone #258-259B

Swing Styles (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Adrian Rollini Trio & Milt Herth's Orchestra)-September 2, 1939   From "Digga Digga Doo" to "Pagan Love Song". Ruth & Jane Frazee with Tito and his Swingettes. (Reissued 10-25-47)  // Vitaphone #260B

Swingtime In The Movies (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Crane Wilbur) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special: Fritz Feld)-December 26, 1938 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  They Drive By Night (Classic Legends Humphrey Bogart) *DVD*  Much like the previous OUT WHERE THE STARS ARE, with a zany Hollywood director played by Fritz Field. Katherine Kane and Jerry Colonna have featured roles. Famous for its Technicolor cameos (like Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, the Dead End boys pre-Bowery, John Garfield with the Lane sisters).   // Vitaphone #8960-8961

Switzerland Sportland (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-May 10, 1952 (filmed '51)  Alpine travelogue includes rowing in Lucene and some impressive gymnastics. (Reissued August '63)  // Vitaphone #2142A

Sword Fishing (Howard Hill & DeLeon Anthony; narrator: Ronald Reagan) bw-10m-(Bow & Arrow Adventure w/ Howard Hill)-October 21, 1939 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  The Old Maid *DVD* Hill attacks a sword-fish which then attacks the boat in slow motion.  // Vitaphone #9434

Sympathy (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hobart Cavanaugh, Regina Wallace, Harry Shannon & others)-© August 30, 1929 (filmed April) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* A partying husband poses as a hospital patient to avert his wife from his chorus girl connections. He isn't too successful.  // Vitaphone #803

The Symphony Murder Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-January 10, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed December 1931)   Above average entry in this who-done-it series involving a dead cellist. Douglas Dumbrille, Rita Lan and Herbert Bragiotti add support.  // Vitaphone #1317-1318

Symphony Of Swing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Artie Shaw)-July 1939  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* One of the newer Melody Masters, emphasizing clever camera angles and much silhouette lighting. The song selection is better than usual, including "Lady Be Goode".  // Vitaphone #235B

Syncopated Breezes (Murray Roth) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Bobby Gillette & Doris Walker)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed November '28)  Banjo playing and singing with some clever camera work.  // Vitaphone #2838

Syncopated City (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & Dorothy Dare)-September 1, 1934 (filmed June)   LeRoy persuades the mayor to put on a musical show. (With Philip Loeb & the O'Connor Sisters)  // Vitaphone #1734-1735

A Syncopated Sermon (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hall Johnson Choir)-November 16, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed August)   Willard Robison (Caucasian) plays piano in part of this with the black spiritual group.  // Vitaphone #1080

System (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 9, 1930 (filmed February) Dudley Clements, Evalyn Knapp, Allan Wood & Helen Goodhue appera in a comic sketch set in the offices of a National Hosiery and dictophone troubles.  // Vitaphone #981

Table Manners (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French; narrator: Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-October 15, 1938  Sports reel on table tennis.  // Vitaphone #161B

Tajado's Tipica Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 20, 1929 (filmed January) Features "Danso Tipico", "Amapola del Camino" & "El Gato Montes"  // Vitaphone #706

Take The Air (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: William T. Orr, Eddie Foy Jr., Andrew Tombes, Frank Ferguson & Mary Brodel)-February 22, 1941 (© December 27, 1940)   A voice imitations expert breaks into radio.  // Vitaphone #97-98A

Taking Chances (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Wayne & Thelma White)-April 26, 1931 (Film Daily review)  Curious comedy with Billy wooing Thelma and avoiding her uppity parents by posing as a… maid.  // Vitaphone #1164

Taking The Count (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Joe Palooka w/ Robert Norton & Shemp Howard)-April 24, 1937 Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Ann wants Joe to retire from boxing and settle with her. Her mom wants her to marry a seedy Count. (With Beverly Phalon, Johnny Berkes & Jack Shutta)  // Vitaphone #2093-2094

Taking Ways (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Frank Orth & Ann Codee)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed February) The couple discover that their houseguest has made out with a burglar. (With Arturo Mitro, Florence Vernn & Don Rowan)  // Vitaphone #983

Tal Henry And His North Carolinians (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© April 10, 1929 (filmed February) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Nice jazz performance if slightly dull viewing. "Come On baby", "Shame on You" and "Milenberg Joys"  // Vitaphone #732

Tales Of The Black Forest (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; script: Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-18m-(Scope Gem)-© June 1, 1957 (filmed '56)   More of Germany in wide screen. (Reissued April '67)  // Vitaphone #2739A

Talking It Over (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Osterman)-© March 15, 1930 (filmed December '29) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Standup comedy with the "bad boy of Broadway"  // Vitaphone #950

The Talking Violin And The Blues Singer (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Wade Watts & Bobby Gilbert)-August 1927 Watts makes his violin talkin this vaudeville routine.  // Vitaphone #2135

The Tanks Are Coming (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Easton; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special: George Tobias, William Justice, Frank Wilcock & Byron Barr)-October 4, 1941 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Desperate Journey & Objective Burma *DVD*  Slightly silly (but mighty pretty in its flawless Technicolor) docu-comedy with George Tobias as a NYC cab driver bringing his yellow vehicle to the tank training center at Fort Knox. The obvious aim is to "sugar coat" educate the public on military tank training and get many viewers eager to enlist.  // Vitaphone #496-497A

Task Force (US Coast Guard: narrator: Jackson Beck) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-December 11, 1943   Technicolor 2-reeler on the US Coast Guard  // Vitaphone #1184A

Tax Trouble (Tax Troubles) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(The Grouch Club)-March 18, 1939 Constant distractions from the family but a man working on the income tax.  // Vitaphone #210B

Taxi Talks (Taxi Tales) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: s: Fred & Fanny Hatton) bw-14m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© June 8, 1930 (filmed February)   A cab driver witnesses the adventures of three characters, including a gangster. Bit role by Spencer Tracy among Mayo Method, Katharine Alexander, Roger Pryor, Evelyn Knapp & others.  // Vitaphone #995

Ted Doner "Broadway's Favorite Dancing Man" And His Sunkist Beauties (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-March 31, 1928   // Vitaphone #2298

Teddy The Rough Rider (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Ray Enright; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-19m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special)-February 24, 1940 (*Academy Award Winner*)  Knute Rockne All American *DVD*  Sidney Blackmer stars as the future president in this "historical" spotlighting San Juan Hill and other key events. With Pierre Watkin and Theodore von Eltz. (Reissued 2-21-48)  // Vitaphone #9666-9667

Tee For Two (Roy Mack) Technicolor (2-color)-16m-(Technicolor Special: Franklyn Pangorn, Esther Howard, Helen Lynd & Eddie Kane)-August 31, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   Comedy musical set at a golf course with Pangborn trying to make it Men Only until he gets klonked in the head. (Wide release October 8)  // Vitaphone #1417

Temple Bells (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Green)-May 1930 Probably not a title you'll see these days. An African American discusses dice games with a Chinese in this musical comedy.  // Vitaphone #1037

Ten Minutes (---) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Robert T. Haines)-© March 3, 1928 (filmed December '27) Mini-drama about a prisoner on death row. Guy d'Ennery also appears.  // Vitaphone #2319

A Tenement Tangle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-15m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ben Ryan & Henrietta Lee)-June 30, 1930 An unemployed grocery worker tries to get reward money off of a dog… who is more than he can handle.  // Vitaphone #1029

Tennis Town (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-June 21, 1947 (Completed October '46)  The U.S. Lawn Tennis association describes junior development.   // Vitaphone #1520A

24 Hour Alert (Mark VII co-production: Cedric Francis, producer; Robert Leeds; music: William Lava) Warnercolor-31m-(Featurette w / Jack Webb)-December 22, 1955 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  / Presents jet plane operations at a US Air Force base. Jack Webb and Art Balinger partake in this documentary that proves that "noise pollution" isn't bad as long as you realize how the US military keeps us all safe.  // Vitaphone #2562A

Terry And Jerry (---) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Fields & Johnston)-© July 14, 1928 (filmed April)   Film Daily claimed "good laughs" with this vaudeville comedy sketch. The highlight is a giant rubber band stunt in which they try naming cities with their teeth clenched.  // Vitaphone #2588

A Tete-A-Tete In Songs (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: James Burke & Eleanor Durkin)-© October 14, 1929 (filmed August) Tunes include "Sincerely Yours", "I'm from the East Side and She's from Tenth Avenue" and "The Greeks Have Taken Dear Old Dixieland"  // Vitaphone #888

Thank You, Doctor (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-May 1930 Liebman's VITAPHONE FILMS questions this to be a re-do of a silent film drama.  // Vitaphone #1026

Thanksgiving Day "Rollicking Comedy" (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Harry Kelly, Cornelius Keefe, Harry Wardell & Walter Rodgers)-© August 18, 1928 (filmed May) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Two doctors tangle with an undertaker  // Vitaphone #2599

Thar She Blows! (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; D. Richard Statile; story: Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-December 25, 1952 (preview: general release March 7, 1953) (*Academy Award Nominee*)   Five months on a whaling vessel traveling Antarctic waters. (Reissued March '63)  // Vitaphone #2224A

That Goes Double (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Russ Columbo)-June 24, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed October '32)   Pop singer Columbo tries to use his "double" to ease out of his social commitments, but problems arise later at one particular social party. Hit songs "Prisoner of Love" and "You Call It Madness" featured. Charlotte Wynters, David Burns and Bernice & Emily support.  // Vitaphone #1495-1496

That's Bully (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-February 18, 1950 (© December 31, 1949)  Covers San Fermin's Spanish bullfights and the running with the bulls. Later edited into CONTINENTAL HOLIDAY.  // Vitaphone #1841A

That's Pictures (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Jay C. Flippen)-August 14, 1936 (Film Daily review)   A screen Flippen instucts on the magic of movies with various musical acts. Includes Elizabeth Houston, Dan Harden, Adrienne Andre, Mildred Law, the Clark Sisters and Nick Sett, among others.   // Vitaphone #2016-2017

That's The Spirit (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-12m-(Melody Master: Noble Sissle & The Washboard Serenaders)-February 3, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed October '32) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Mildly entertaining all-black musical wih some spook humor. Cora La Redd is featured here.  // Vitaphone #1491

Their Dizzy Day (Mervyn Freeman; story: Roger Q. Denny; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: George O'Hanlon) bw-9m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-September 2, 1944   A day with four lion cubs.  // Vitaphone #1231

Then And Now (music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-© December 24, 1941 (Completed May)  A brief history of land transportation in the US.  // Vitaphone #358A

Then And Now (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy & Elsa Newell)-© January 15, 1930 (filmed November '29)   Two comic romantic "Goodnights" done in 1890 and 1930 for comic comparison // Vitaphone #937

Then Came The Yawn (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-15m-(Big V Comedy: Jack Haley, Christine Maple & John Hamilton)-November 26, 1932   Jack hilariously suffers from a sleep disorder, loses his girl and runites... half asleep... in London.  // Vitaphone #1462-1463

There Ain't No Such Animal (Joel Maline & Rich Hall; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox  Manning) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-May 9, 1942 (Completed January)   Visits Australia's Great Barrier Reef.  // Vitaphone #718A

There Goes The Bride (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Gay-ety: Fifi D'Orsay)-August 27, 1938 A movie star struggles to get married. (With the 4 McNally Sisters & others)  // Vitaphone #123-124B

These Dry Days (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Fred Ardath)-© August 30, 1929 (filmed April) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  A couple conversate with a rather funny drunk in a city park.  // Vitaphone #786

They Fly Through The Air (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-October 4, 1952 (filmed May)   Shows how parachute equipment is developed and tested at El Centro Naval Auxiliary Air Station in the California desert. (Reissued August '64)  // Vitaphone #2178A

They Know Their Groceries (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Fluornoy Miller & Aubrey Lyles)-August 30, 1929 Comic antics at a grocery store with "ladies first" getting served over a male patron and much ****-for-tat arguing. (With Vivienne Baher, Onion Jeffrey, Paul Floyd & Oswald Lyles)  // Vitaphone #862

(They Spent) Christmas Under Fire (Crown Film Unit- Harry Watt; narrator: Quentin Reynolds) bw-10m-(Ministry Of Information Special)-January 24, 1941 *US distribution only*  Wartime documentary imported from Britian//

They Were Champions (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-20m-(Classics of the Screen)-January 23, 1954 (Compiled '53)  Profiles of famous boxers John L. Sullivan, Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzimmons, Jack Johnson, Jes Willard, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Tommy Gibbons, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey, Primo Carnera, Max Baer, Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Rocky Marciano.  // Vitaphone #2341A

They Will Grow (nar: Charles Boyer) bw- (Warner Pathé News Special)-June 1953 (filmed '52) Made for the US Air Force.  // Vitaphone #2280A

They're Off (Robert Youngson; narrator: Clem McCarthy & Dan Donaldson) bw-10m-(Sports News Review)-June 18, 1949   Horse racing (the 1948-49 season was bombarded with it) is profiled in old newsreel clips.  // Vitaphone #1820A

They're Off (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: The Yacht Club Boys)-© February 3, 1936 Horse race / crashing into society comedy with Richard Lane and Gerald Oliver Smith in support.  // Vitaphone #1919-1920

Thirst Aid (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Joe Palooka w/ Robert Norton, Beverly Phalon & Johnny Berkes)-June 12, 1937 Gangsters kidnap Knobby in an attempt to make Joe lose a match.  // Vitaphone #1-2B

The Thirteenth Prisoner (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-5m-(Vitaphone Variety: Willie Howard & Lee Kohlmar)-November 30, 1930 (filmed September) Very short comedy sketch with Howard told b his lawyer to stay in jail instead of paying a small fine.  // Vitaphone #1104



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33 Fathoms Deep (33 Fathoms Plus) (Robert J. Ellsworth) color-17m-(Special)-July 1967 (independent release; Warner: February 12, 1968)   Following divers off Florida, including champion Bob Croft.   // Vitaphone #3392A

This Is Your Enemy (Archibald MacLeish; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: Knox  Manning) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-January 23, 1943 (Completed May '42)  Footage from a Nazi propaganda film about the invasion of Poland is translated from German.  // Vitaphone #990A

This Mechanical Age (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-August 28, 1954 (*Academy Award Winner*)  Profile of early 20th century  airplanes. All of the Youngson documentaries were being lavished with praise (and probably stealing some of the Looney Tunes and Merry Melody cartoons' "thunder" at Oscar time.). It had to do with the way they were constructed with ambitious scores accompanying.  // Vitaphone #2422A

This Sporting World (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 25, 1950 (© December 30, 1949, Completed July)   Compilation reel culled from past sports-reels shot in different countries. (Reissued November '61)  // Vitaphone #1842A

This Theatre And You (Felix Jacoves; narrator: Brandon Beach) bw-9m-(Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences)-June 1949 (filmed '48; distributed by Warner '49)   // Vitaphone #1825A

This Was Yesterday (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-20m-(Classics of the Screen)-July 31, 1954  A look at pre-World War I America.  // Vitaphone #2403A

This Wonderful World (Robert Youngson) bw-20m-(Classics of the Screen)-March 27, 1954 (Completed '53)   Covers amazing stories from around the world, from the life of Teddy Roosevelt, where you'll hear the only recording of Teddy Roosevelt's voice to a major flood in Spain  // Vitaphone #2368A

Thomas A. Watson in "The Birth Of The Telephone" (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (promotional)-June 1926 The former assistant to Alexander Graham Bell is featured in this special short made for the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial  // Vitaphone #X-M189

Those Exciting Days (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-March 12, 1955 (Compiled '54)   A look at America and Europe in 1914-1915.  // Vitaphone #2467A

Those Good Old Days (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-11m-(Melody Master)-August 16, 1941 (filmed May) / Grandpa relates his past vaudeville routines with granddaughter.  // Vitaphone #369A

Those Pullman Brothers, The Kings Of Harmony (Bryan Foy) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© August 8, 1927 (filmed June)   All black musical featuring "The Emperors Of Harmony" set on a train.Not widely released until March 1929.  // Vitaphone #2101

Those Were The Days (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: George Meyer)-© April 23, 1934 (filmed September '33) The songwriter discusses his work with the taxman (a.k. a. "For Me And My Gal"). Features Brook Allen, the Eton Boys, Lovey Sisters and Helen Gordon.  // Vitaphone #1623

Those Were The Days (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Irene Franklin)-© November 7, 1929 (filmed July) She and her beau are ordered to not get "too close" on a beach setting. We flashback to more prudish times in the 1890s.  // Vitaphone #865

Those Who Dance (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Warner Novelty)-December 1949 (wide-release November 25, 1950)   Dance sequences culled from Melody Masters and other Vitaphone shorts.  // Vitaphone #1896A

Three Brox Sisters Headin' South (---) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: The Brox Sisters)-© April 6, 1929 (filmed December ’28) Singing "Doing the Raccoon" and other hits. Reviewed by Film Daily (9-1-29) as "ordinary".  // Vitaphone #2888

Three Cheers For The Girls (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-16m-(Broadway Brevity)-May 8, 1943 (filmed '42)  Thank Your Lucky Stars *DVD*: This film showcases six production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals. (Reissued 1-22-55)  // Vitaphone #1086A

Three Lives (Edward Dmytryk; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava) bw-27m-(promotional)-April 1953  (filmed '52)   Made with the support of United Jewish Appeal, this prompotional documentary features commentary by Charlton Heston, Jane Wyman, Arthur Franz, Randolph Scott & others.  // Vitaphone #2259A

Three Minute Fuse (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator:  Floyd Gibbons) bw-12m-(Your True Adventure)-July 29, 1939   Edward Andrews stars as a miner who narrowly escapes a dynamite explosion.  // Vitaphone #158B

Three O’Clock In The Morning (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (1R)-(Vitaphone Variety: George Broadhurst & Co.)-© May 27, 1929 (filmed March) A drunken sailor sings at a nightclub. (Also with Harold Bolton, Eleanor Cody & Phil Raymond)  // Vitaphone #780

Three Rounds Of Love (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley?) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jean Dixon & James Rennie)-© May 15, 1930 (filmed February)  Couples that fight together stay together in this sendup of Camille.  // Vitaphone #980

Thrills From The Past (Robert Youngson) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-May 8, 1954 (Completed '53)  Highlights scenes from Old San Francisco (1927).  // Vitaphone #2380A

Thrills Of Yesterday: Serious Moments From Serial Days (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bert Frank) bw-9m32s-(Pepper Pot)-October 17, 1931 Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Vitagraph and other vintage film clips: Norma Talmidge in A DAUGHTER'S STRANGE INHERITANCE (1915)  /  William Duncan in 1914 western serial  /  two clips from PERILS OF PAULINE (Eclectic 1914) including alligator scene  /  Harry Houdini in THE MASTER MYSTERY (Rolphe Photplays 1920)  /  Larry Semon in NO WEDDING BELLS (1922)  // Vitaphone #1261

Through The Camera's Eyes (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) part color-20m-(Classics of the Screen)-August 11, 1956 (Compiled '55)   Divided in 3 segments, Washington Irving & Sleepy Hollow, microscopic life & the huge telescopes that peer into outer space  // Vitaphone #2645A

Throwing A Party (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Ray Enright; story: Owen Crump) bw-18m-(Elsa Maxwell Blue Ribbon Comedy)-July 12, 1941 (filmed October '40)  Elsa Maxwell bets rival Larry Scoffield that she can make an unknown woman a celebrity. George Reeves & Marilyn Merrick co-star.  // Vitaphone #9776-9777

Throwing The Bull (Augustin Delgado; narrator: James Fitzpatrick) bw-10m-(Warner "Vitaphone" Variety)-July 29, 1944 A Mexican bull fight.  // Vitaphone #1305A

Thruway To Tomorrow (---) bw-22m-(Warner Pathé News Special)-© September 25, 1950

Thunder Beach (Cedric Francis, producer; Jack Glenn; narrator: Joe King) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-June 23, 1956   Wide screen "up close" shots of auto racing at Daytona.  // Vitaphone #2672A

Tickets Please (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Georgie Price)-October 12, 1935 (filmed August)   Georgie's comic and musical attempts at getting football tickets. (With Evelyn Dall, Thee Sizzlers, Byrnes & Farney)  // Vitaphone #1889-1890

The Tiger’s Claw (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels each-(serial w/ Helen Holmes)-September 1919 Episode titles not available. This was the first serial actually produced by Warner Brothers.

Timber Giants (Tall Timber) (---) bw-11m-(Pepper Pot)-February 22, 1936 (Completed October '35)  Eddie Acuff's second timber documentary. See Logging Along above.  // Vitaphone #7134

Time Stood Still (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-April 21, 1956 (*Academy Award Nominee*) Gorgeous CinemaScope tour of Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.  // Vitaphone #2661A

Tin Pan Alley (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Dave Dreyer & Nora Schiller)-© January 28, 1929 (filmed December '28) Nora sings Drewyer standards as he plays the piano. Includes the still popular “I’m Crazy For You” and “Me And My Shadow”  // Vitaphone #2889

Tintypes (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Chic Yorke & Rose King)-July 1930 Spoof on Victorian Age photography versus today's snapshots… all an excuse for some comedy bits and tunes like "You Are Just a Fower from an Old Bouuquet". Larry Jason and Florence Talbot are also featured here.  // Vitaphone #1077

Tip, Tap, Toe (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-15m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & Mitzi Mayfair)-October 22, 1932 (F- August)   Romance in a department store window. (With Grace Bradley, Frank McNellis & Helen Goodhue)  // Vitaphone #1464-1465

'Tis Spring (John Francis Dillon) Technicolor (2-color)-19m-(Technicolor Special: Hugh Herbert)-© October 28, 1933  // Vitaphone #1601-1602

To Bee Or Not To Bee (music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-9m-(Warner Novelty)-September 15, 1951 (Compiled '50) Edited from Buzzin' Around (1932).  // Vitaphone #2026A

Toils Of The Law (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator: Floyd Gibbons) bw-11m-(Your True Adventure)-November 12, 1938 Before he became Dane Clark, Bernard Zanville stars with Herbert Rudley, Mabel Taliaferro and Sheldon Leonard in another tale of two guys accused of a crime they didn't commit.  // Vitaphone #50B

Tom Thumbs Down (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© December 9, 1930 (filmed October) Featuring Bobby Jarvis, Jimmy Dunn, Harry McNaughton & Sue Conroy. A miniature golf game decides a romantic hookup between rivals over the same girl.  // Vitaphone #1105

Tomalio (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ray McCarey) bw-21m-(Big V Comedy: Fatty Arbuckle, co-starring Charles Judels, Fritz Hubert, Jerry Bergen & Phyllis Holden)-December 30, 1933 (filmed March) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Roscoe is lost in a Latin American country. Romantic hangups with a general's girl also causes trouble.  // Vitaphone #1537-1538

Too Much Speed (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-January 3, 1953 (Completed October '52)   Profiles auto, motorcycle and bicycle racing.  // Vitaphone #2226A

Toot Sweet (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Gay-ety: Fifi D'Orsay & Rufe Davis)-© August 3, 1937  // Vitaphone #78-79B

Top Of The World (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-© September 15, 1933 (filmed June 1932) Visit to Advent Bay, Iceland.  // Vitaphone #1522

Toradja Land (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Howard Claney) Cinecolor-9m-(Colortour Adventures)-April 30, 1938 Tour of Celebes and Borneo.  // Vitaphone #73B

The Toreador (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-17m-(Big V Comedy/Big Star Comedy w / Joe Penner)-April 17, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed January)   A theater barker winds up in a Mexican bullfight. (With Paul Guilfoyle, Julie Chandler, Dudley Hawley & Frances McHugh)  // Vitaphone #1358-1358

A Touch Of Gold (Hamilton Wright) color-9m-(World Wide Adventure)-October 1962 Tour of South Africa.  // Vitaphone #3081A

The Tout (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Frank Gaby)-© December 8, 1927 (filmed September) Ventriloquist act set at the racing stables.  // Vitaphone #2188

Tower (Seneca Prod. / Allied Chemical Corporation) color-9m-(Worldwide Adventure)-April 27, 1968  // Vitaphone #3378A

Toyland Casino (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity)-October 8, 1938  The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (& Greatest Gangster Films Humphrey Bogart) *DVD* Showcases several child acts. Credited here are Francine Lassman (aka Abbe Lane), the Michael Bell Ensemble, Albert Adams, Barbara Dennison, Kathleen Sullivan & Richard Monahan  // Vitaphone #162-163B

A Traffic Muddle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Red Donahue & U-No the Mule)-© April 30, 1929 (filmed February) Street comedy with an equine star  // Vitaphone #734

The Trail Of The 49ers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman & Bert Frank; narrator: John B. Kennedy) bw-9m-(See America First)-© April 22, 1935 (filmed '34)  // Vitaphone #1742

Trailin' West (George Templeton) Technicolor-20m-(Santa Fe Trail / Special)-October 1, 1944 John Spelvin, Elaine Riley and Chill Wills star in this mini-western  // Vitaphone #1836A

The Trans-Atlantic Murder Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-16m-(Inspector Carr w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-August 31, 1932 (Film Daily review) Heroes For Sale / Wild Boys Of The Road (Forbidden Hollywood Collection) *DVD*  Betty Pearce and Walter Kingsfield also appear in this smuggled jewelry case aboard a ship out of NYC harbor.  // Vitaphone #1439-1440

Transportation Of The World (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-© September 21, 1932 Montage of many countries (much culled from earlier films). Widely released October 1.  // Vitaphone #1436

Trapped Underground (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator:  Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-© August 20, 1938 A fungi expert is trapped in a mining camp with a killer. Stars Millard Mitchell, Ralph Chambers & Jack Harwood.  // Vitaphone #147B

Travel Hogs (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Hugh Cameron & Dave Chasen)-November 15, 1931 (Film Daily review; completed June)  A delightful spoof on travelogue filmmakers  // Vitaphone #1260

Treacherous Waters (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator:  Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-December 10, 1938 Three kids get stuck in a river  // Vitaphone #149B

Treachery Rides The Trail (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Moore; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Technicolor Adventure)-March 19, 1949 (filmed October '48)   Juvenile melodrama with Lucy Belle and the Black Rider.  // Vitaphone #1756A

Trial By Trigger (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; William C. McGann) Technicolor (originally)-20m-(Santa Fe Trail w/ Robert Shayne)-May 27, 1944 Rocky Mountain *DVD* Robert Shayne western involving a marauding logging company with some footage lifted from VALLEY OF THE GIANTS. (With Cheryl Walker, Warner Anderson, Ralph Dunn and Henry Sharp) Reissued in black and white July 5, 1952. This latter version is what usually circulates.  // Vitaphone #1234A

Trifles (---) bw-16m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jason Robards, Sr., Sarah Padden, Blanche Friderici & Frank Campeau)-© January 30, 1930 (filmed December '29) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  Tale of a murdered canary… and husband. Two visiting ladies figure the motive before the male detectives.  // Vitaphone #3722

A Trip Through A Hollywood Studio (Ralph Staub) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-December 7, 1934 (filmed October '34) 42nd Street (Greatest Classic Films Busby Berkeley 1) *DVD* & Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Slightly comic, partly straight documentary, look at the major studios (not just Warner) and how a Hugh Herbert comedy is filmed.  // Vitaphone #6616

A Tip To Paris (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Bobby Jarvis & Eloise Taylor)-September 1930   Reviewed by Film Daily 12-6-31. A naïve cuple wins a Paris trip and are overtipped by everybody.  // Vitaphone #1090

A Trip To Sportland (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Truman Bradley) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-December 2, 1947 (filmed '46)   Tour of Chile.  // Vitaphone #1677A

A Trip To Tibet (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-10m-(Newman Traveltalk)-© March 19, 1931 (Completed January)  Lots of mountain shots here… the area was not visited often at this time by travelogue filmmakers.  // Vitaphone #1182

Tropical Sportland (A. Pam Blumenthal & Van Campen Heilner, producers; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Sidney Blackmer) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-October 9, 1943 /  Florida's recreational activities are viewed in Technicolor.  // Vitaphone #1158A

The Troubador (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Giovanni Martinelli)-May 11, 1931 (Film Daily review)  Features Ponce's "Estrellita", Lucuona's "Pavo Real" and Savino's "O-Ya-Ya"  // Vitaphone #1226

Trouble (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels-(Al St. John)-June 1920//

Trouble In Store (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(The Grouch Club w / Arthur Q. Bryan)-© December 23, 1939 (F- August)  The struggles of returning a wife's stockings.  // Vitaphone #250B

Trouble In Toyland (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-© January 27, 1936 (filmed August '35) Gus Edward's troupe initially picket and later entertain Santa Claus.  // Vitaphone #1885-1886

Trouble Indemnity (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-15m-(Big V Comedy: Frank Orth & Ann Codee)-January 17, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed September '32)  A drinking husband is conned by his mother-in-law into getting some hardly effective accident insurance. (With Jesse Busley & Marie Marion)  // Vitaphone #1475-1476

The Tune Detective (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Katherine Newman, Peggy Lee, Vera Van & Davey Jones)-© March 1, 1934 (filmed August '33) Sigmund Spaeth again hosts a painting come to life with a music contest between modern and past performers.  // Vitaphone #1595

Tuning In (Bryan Foy & Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© November 3, 1927 (filmed August)  Comedy sketch set in a radio station. The announcer performs all sounds and stunts… fooling the listeners. Reviewed by Film Daily 9-15-28.  // Vitaphone #2137

Turkey In The Raw (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Gus Shy, Fritz Hubert, Al Ochs & Helen Goodhue)-© November 9, 1933 (filmed July) Married couple dispute over Thanksiving invitations. Later a turkey runs loose on a subway.  // Vitaphone #1574-1575

Twenty Thousand Cheers For The Chain Gang (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Jerry Bergen, Harry Shannon, Jimmy Baskette, Novia & The Pickens Sisters)-August 12, 1933 (filmed March '33) I Am A Fugitive From The Chain Gang *DVD*  Spoof of the popular WB feature, but with a happy-go-lucky prison that four escaped convicts want to return to.  // Vitaphone #1535-1536

23-Skidoo (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Lew Fields)-June 9, 1930 Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Humorous antics at a 1890s roadside watering hole; one of the better vaudeville sketches. Film Daily (5-3-31) just rated it "fair" but there are some still amusing scenes today in a beer garden setting.  // Vitaphone #1017

 

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Twinkle Twinkle (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joe E. Brown)-April 1927 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Warner Bros. held on to him for the long haul. Here Brown interrupts a movie scene with a drama actress Perquita Courtney and flirts with her.  // Vitaphone #505

Twixt Love And Duty (---) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Esther Howard & Eddie Graham)-May 1930 (reviewed by Film Daily January 4, 1931)   Oldime Western spoof  // Vitaphone #4168

Two Black Aces (A Pair Of Aces) (---) bw-10m-(Slim Timblin & Billy Raymond)-© December 8, 1928 (filmed August) Blackface routine. Film Daily said it had “good laughs”.  // Vitaphone #2755

Two Boobs In A Balloon (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot: Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy)-May 5, 1935 (filmed September '34)  Title says it all... Bergen and dummy take a trip on a "spirit of ammonia".  // Vitaphone #1780

Two Boys And A Piano (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Brooks & Ross)-© March 15, 1928 (filmed January)   // Vitaphone #2232

Two Doves Flying High (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Walter Weams & Ed Garr)-© December 4, 1927 (filmed October) Blackface and airplanes  // Vitaphone #2178

Two Doves In Dark Days (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Walter Weams & Ed Garr)-© November 28, 1927 (filmed September) Blackface routine  // Vitaphone #2146

Two Doves Scared Stiff (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Walter Weems & Ed Garr)-© February 4, 1928 (filmed October '27)  // Vitaphone #2257

Two Good Boys Gone Wrong (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jans & Whelan)-© October 29, 1929 Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  This comedy duo appeared in a few other shorts like MGM's WILD PEOPLE and some features... good vaudeville jokes and ukelele music. Puns galore.  // Vitaphone #901

Two Of A Kind (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Lytell & Tom Fant)-© January 18, 1930 (filmed December '29)  Boppy music (like "Kansas City Kitty"), ukelele and magic tricks.  // Vitaphone #945

Two Shadows (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity? w/ Ken & Roy Paige, Billy & Beverly Bemis)-October 22, 1938 (filmed July) A guy tries a job as a nightclub bouncer. (With Irene Basley, Sharkey Bonano's Swing Band, Jean & Her Big Apple Dancers)  // Vitaphone #129-130B

Two White Elephants (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Bill Bailey & Barnum)-© July 1, 1928 (filmed March) Blackface jazz singing.  // Vitaphone #2558

Types (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Karyl Norman)-August 19, 1928 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   Female impersonations by the “Creole Fashion Plate” and tunes like “Five Foot Two”.  // Vitaphone #2662

Typical Types (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Bobby Folsom)-© June 1, 1929 (filmed April) Bobby is a "Miss" singer  // Vitaphone #788

U.S. Marines On Review (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Dave Gould) bw-18m-(Special)-July 8, 1944  Bandleader Dick Jurgens presents a musical show at Camp Elliott in San Diego  // Vitaphone #1260A

Under Carib Skies (Carl Dudley; script: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Howard Culver) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-February 16, 1957 (Completed October '56)   Focuses on Jamaica  // Vitaphone #2695A

The Under Dog (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Fred Allen) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: James Barton)-© January 15, 1930 (filmed October '29)  Tale of a tramp and his dog.  // Vitaphone #926-927

Under Southern Stars (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Nick Grinde) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor "Broadway Brevity" Special: Fred Lawrence, Jane Bryan, Fritz Leiber & others)-February 20, 1937 Black Legion *DVD*  Technicolor historical drama of the 1863 battle at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Not sure if any footage was "lifted" for the classic Pony Express Days, made three years later.   // Vitaphone #7792-7793

Under The Little Big Top (André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Technicolor Special / Sports Parade)-April 25, 1953 (filmed '52)   The students of the high school in Sarasota, Fla., present their Sailor Circus. (Reissued May '65)  // Vitaphone #2257A

Under The Wire (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Joe & Asbestos, Harry Gribbon, Eddie White & Phil Silvers)-© December 21, 1937 A horse is quipped with a special "invention" to help with racing aboard a ship sailing to England.  // Vitaphone #83-84B

Underwater Spearfishing (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Frederick J. McEvoy; music: Howard Jackson & Maxwell; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-May 18, 1946 (© December 27, 1945) Filmed in Acapulco.  // Vitaphone #1420A

Une Chanson Mimee (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Ann Codee)-December 1929 Singing "That's a Good Girl" with a series of disolving images. With Joe Cappo and Marion Lessing.   // Vitaphone #948

The Unfair Sex (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Dan Healy & Dolly Gilbert)-© February 16, 1931 (filmed December '30)  A mobster and his gal cause trouble at a dance hall.  // Vitaphone #1111

Unfamiliar Sports (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-November 1, 1952 (Completed April)   Various worldwide sports, some covered previously. (Reissued October '63)  // Vitaphone #2177A

The United States Army Air Force Band (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-11m-(Melody Master: Alf Heiber)-September 19, 1942   // Vitaphone #1050A

The United States Army Band (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Thomas Darcy Jr.)-April 17, 1943 (filmed November '42) This Is The Army *DVD*  Features scenes of Jefferson Memorial in DC (Reissued 10-13-51)  // Vitaphone #1076A

The United States Coast Guard Band (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Bobby Connolly) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-April 15, 1944 Uncertain Glory *DVD*   Ltn. Rudy Vallee hosts  // Vitaphone #1216A

United States Marine Band (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-10m-(Melody Master: William Santelmann)-November 14, 1942 (filmed August '42) (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Kings Row *DVD*  A band performance featuring unusual camera angles and footage of Washington D.C.   // Vitaphone #1030A

United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps Band (Ted Weams & Merchant Marine) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Ted Weems)-January 29, 1944 (filmed '43)   "Song of the Marines" and "Men of the Merchant Marines" included in the lineup.  // Vitaphone #1195A

The United States Navy Band (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Charles Brendler)-January 25, 1943 (filmed December '42)  Thank Your Lucky Stars *DVD*  Highlights Lincoln Memorial with familiar tunes like "Anchors Aweigh" (Reissued 6-21-52)  // Vitaphone #1080A

The United States Service Bands (---) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-July 24, 1943 Edge Of Darkness *DVD*   Compilation of previous Melody Masters covering US Army  // Vitaphone #1143A

University Of Southern California Band And Glee Club (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-September 13, 1941  Spotlighting military tunes like "Anchors Aweigh" (Reissued 9-17-49)  // Vitaphone #530A

Unreal Newsreel (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Eddie Forman; narrator: Paul Douglas) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-January 8, 1938 (Completed September '37) Newsreel spoof.  // Vitaphone #80B

Up In Lights (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Presentation Revue: The Frazee Sisters)-August 13, 1938 (filmed February) An understudy actress hits the bigtime. (With Pat Rooney, Gae Foster Sisters, George Griffen & Rose Moran)  // Vitaphone #127-128B

Up On The Farm (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Melody Master: Henry Santrey & Band)-March 27, 1932 (Film Daily review)  Set on a farm high on a skyscraper with the band posing as farmers. With Dudley Clements, Barney Grant and the Three Moderns.  // Vitaphone #1367

Ups And Downs (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m37s-(Broadway Headliners: Hal LeRoy, Phil Silvers & June Allyson)-October 18, 1937 Stage Door (Greatest Classic Legends Katharine Hepburn) *DVD*  Romantic comedy featuring a very blonde June Allyson and an elevator operator (Le Roy) with unexpected stock insight. Phil Silvers plays a tailor involved in a suit mixup.  // Vitaphone #36-37B

Upwind Down Under (Art Mayer) c-8m45s-(World Wide Adventure)-April 12, 1969 (edited '68) sailing race reel filmed in Sydney Australia.//

Uranium Fever (Cedric Francis, producer; Tom McGowan; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Vic Perrin) Warnercolor-17m-(Warnercolor Special)-July 16, 1955   Profiles the mineral ore.  // Vitaphone #2500A

Use Your Imagination (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy, Mitzi Mayfair, the Eton Boys & others)-© September 2, 1933 (filmed April) The Little Giant (Greatest Gangster Films Edward G. Robinson) *DVD*  Dance numbers are dreamed about by LeRoy while on his bellhop job. Includes a barber shop number with optical effects.  // Vitaphone #1545-1546

Utica Jubilee Singers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© May 7, 1927 A famous gospel group.  // Vitaphone #503

Vacation Daze (Ralph Staub) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Hobart Cavanaugh, Mary Treen, Jack Norton & others)-© February 9, 1935 (filmed September '34) A family trip ruined by Junior.  // Vitaphone #1726-1727

Vacation Spots (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Don Wilson) part Cinecolor-11m-(Our Own U.S.)-April 18, 1936 (Completed '35)   Key West / Saratoga / Bar Harbor / Hot Springs  // Vitaphone #1862

The Valley  (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: co-d: Ira Genet; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: John Deering) Cinecolor-9m-(Color Parade)-© July 20, 1940   Color tour of Alaska's Maranuska Valley. This was the last Vitaphone short produced in New York.   // Vitaphone #268B

Valley Of The Sun (Carl Dudley & Richard Goldstone; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Warnercolor-17m-(Stereophonic Special)-July 3, 1954   The deserts of the American Southwest are presented in their glory.  // Vitaphone #2394A

Vanity (---) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ruth Lyons, Rudolph Cameron & Vivien Oakland)-© January 30, 1930 (filmed December '29)   Romantic comedy with a vane wife testing her husband's affections.  // Vitaphone #3780

The Varsity Show (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© June 30, 1930 (filmed April) Stars Gloria [Olivia] Shea, Joey Ray & Billy Taylor. Musical mideaval comedy-revue set at a college with the football team playing "jolly grenadiers" (some dressed in drag) and a king struggling to keep his trousers up.  // Vitaphone #1032

The Varsity Three "Blue Streaks Of Rhythm" (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Harold Levey) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 12, 1929 Features Babe with Jack & Robert Hauser and pianist Jack Bloom.  // Vitaphone #804

The Varsity Vamp (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Edmund Joseph) bw-6m-(Vitaphone Variety: Lionel "Mike" Ames)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed January)  Female imperonator  // Vitaphone #977

Vaude-Festival (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-June 26, 1937 Acts: Je Biviano / Bob Dupont / Ross & Bennett / Fritz & Jean Hubert  // Vitaphone #2099

Vaudeville Days (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Leroy Prinz) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity)-December 19, 1942 / Recreates the era with Eddie Garr, the Whirling Camerons, the Duffins & Reo Brothers (Reissued 2-25-50)  // Vitaphone #1077A

Vaudeville Hits (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-July 10, 1937 Acts: Lee Manning & Mitzi / Byrne Sisters / Jules & Clifton / Elaine Arden & Company  // Vitaphone #2100

A Vaudeville Interlude (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-November 19, 1938 Features Bert & Betty, Gaudsmith Brothers, Hamonica Scamps with Murray Lane  // Vitaphone #143B

Vaudeville Is Back (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-October 30, 1936 (Film Daily review)   Features John Perkins, 4 Creeden Girls, Jane & Joe McKenna, the Maxelos  // Vitaphone #2053

Vaudeville Reel #1: Herb Williams (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-October 13, 1934 (filmed June)  Footlight Parade & Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Also: Honey Family / Reis & Dunn / Grauman's Stepping Stars  // Vitaphone #1751

Vaudeville Reel #2: Buster Shaver, Olive And George (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-October 29, 1934 (filmed July '34) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Vaudeville acts including Jack Pepper's Society Pets (nice doggie act), Carl Emmy & his Mad Wigs and the Three Queens.  // Vitaphone #1761

Vaudeville Reel #3: Al Trahan (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-February 16, 1935 (filmed October '34) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Features the human garbage disposal Chaz Chase. Also Ray & Sunshine and the Holman Sisters.  // Vitaphone #1778

Vaudeville Reel #4: All Star Vaudeville (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-April 27, 1935 (filmed October '34) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD*  Featuring the On-Wah Troupe (great Asian-American acrobatic group) / Blossom Seeley & Benny Fields / Pat Rooney Jr. & Sr. / the Runaway Four.  // Vitaphone #1791

Vaudeville Revue (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-April 12, 1947 (Completed August '46)  Compilation reel of early material spotlighting Johnny Perkins, Radio Rubes and the Buccaneers.   // Vitaphone #1507A

Vaud-Villains (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-December 23, 1936 Acts: Marty May / The Three Wiles / The Kitaros / Rose King  // Vitaphone #2057

Vengeance (Archie Mayo) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Warner Richmond, Natalie Moorhead & Gardner James)-February 9, 1930 (Film Daily review)   Jealous husband scares wife's lover on a high wire.  // Vitaphone #3799

Venita Gould, Famous Star Impersonator (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© July 18, 1927 (filmed May) Spoofs some personalities unfamiliar today but includes Ted Lewis and Blossom Seely.  // Vitaphone #562

Verge Of Disaster (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator: Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-August 26, 1939 Tale of a house along a cliff. Features Frank Marion, Alma Ross & John Regan.  // Vitaphone #155B

Very Close Veins (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Ralph Staub) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Ben Blue, co starring Dorothy Dare, Shemp Howad, Herb Warren & June East)-© April 14, 1934 (filmed January) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Doctor sends Ben to Alaska where the natives think he'll strike gold.  // Vitaphone #1667-1668

The Veteran (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw-2 reels-(Vitaphone Variety: J.C. Nugent)-March 1929  // Vitaphone #772-773

The Victim (---) bw-16m-(Vitaphone Variety: Frank Orth & Esther Howard)-July 8, 1930 Florence Veron also appears here as the sister-in-law aiding wifie against the hubbie… who is given a cemetery plot as a birthday present.  // Vitaphone #4286

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Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-May 13, 1936 (Film Daily review) / ( FD) Features both comedy and music with June Hart, Jack Holland, Maxine Tappan, Fred Lowery and Johnny Morris.  // Vitaphone #1959

Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra With Betty Hutton (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Melody Master)-September 30, 1939 (F- March) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  / Hutton is the obvious star here (hopping around the place belting "Ol' Man Mose") but also featured are Johnny Russell and Fred Lowry with the Four Horseman. Tunes include "Down with Lola" and "Lola".  (Reissued 6-6-53)  // Vitaphone #228B

Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra #391 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-October 7, 1926 Features "Birth of the Blues".  // Vitaphone #391

Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra #390 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-October 7, 1926 Two short films made and shown back to back at a nightclub setting. #390 features "Hello Bluebird".  // Vitaphone #390

Vincent Lopez And Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-© April 13, 1934 (filmed May '33)  Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Sheila Barrett provides comedy relief.  // Vitaphone #1555

Vincent Rose And Jackie Taylor And Their Hollywood Montmartre Orchestra (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© March 3, 1928 (filmed December '27) Vitaphone #2291 features "My Little Dream House on the Hill" and "Beneath Venetian Skies".  // Vitaphone #2291

Vincent Rose And Jackie Taylor With The Hollywood Montmartre Orchestra (---) bw-9m- (Vitaphone Variety)-September 30, 1928 (Film Daily review; filmed December '27)   Vitaphone #2292 features Rose's "Monte Carlo" in a trio.  // Vitaphone #2292

Visions Of Spain (---) bw-11m-(Vitaphone Variety: Lina Basquette, Sam Ash & others)-© August 22, 1927 (filmed June) Arthur Kay conducts the Vitaphone Orchestra in this ambitious Spanish marketplace musical. Film Daily dubed this “flat” but they were reviewing it in re-release 11-11-28.  // Vitaphone #2104

A Visit To The South Seas (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman & Bert Frank) bw-9m-(Musical World Journeys)-© October 4, 1934 (Completed April)   // Vitaphone #1651

Vitaphone Billboard (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-February 15, 1936 Acts: Liazeed Arabs / Jane & Katherine Lee / Keller Sisters & Lynch / Joe Peanuts  // Vitaphone #1926

Vitaphone Broadwayites (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-August 21, 1937 /  Features La Varre & Brother, Chester Fredericks & LaNelle Avery, Medley & Duprey, the Muriel Abbott Dancers  // Vitaphone #5B

Vitaphone Capers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty: The Downing Sisters w/ Elaine Downing, Raphael, Swor & Lubin Joe Termini & Co.)-© December 22, 1937 (filmed October '37)  // Vitaphone #29B

Vitaphone Casino (All Star Vaudeville / Vaudeville Reel #5) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudville)-© June 22, 1935 (filmed October '34)   Features a mix of comedy and hillbilly fun. With Paul Duke / Babs Ryan & Brothers / Buster West / Radio Rubes  // Vitaphone #1800

Vitaphone Celebrities (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-© March 2, 1936 (filmed January) Acts: James Evans / Remington Singers / Clifford & Marion / Florence Mayo & Pansy  // Vitaphone #1923

Vitaphone Community Singing #1 (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Lynn Cowan)-© March 3, 1928 A bandstand performance of such hits as "Down Among the Sheltering Palms", "Memories", "In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree" and "Sweet Rosie O'Grady".  // Vitaphone #2547

Vitaphone Community Singing #2 (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Lynn Cowan)-© July 24, 1928 (filmed January)   Features turn-of-the-century standards like "After the Ball" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"  // Vitaphone #2288

Vitaphone Community Singing #3 (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Lynn Cowan)-© August 27, 1928 (filmed June) Set in a living room with Broadway hits like Cohen's "Mary's a Grand Old Name"  // Vitaphone #2680

Vitaphone Diversions (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-April 3, 1937 Acts: Five Juggling Jewels / Dave Monahan / Brown, Rich & Hall / Smith & Dale  // Vitaphone #2092

Vitaphone Entertainers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-© July 28, 1936 (filmed May)   Features Sylvia Foos, Gautier's Toy Shop, Hunter & Percival, Mangan's Internationals  // Vitaphone #1972

Vitaphone Frolics (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-November 27, 1937 Features the Stanley Brothers, Jack & Loretta Clemens, Zeb Carver & his Cousins & L.I.M.E. Trio  // Vitaphone #16B

Vitaphone Funsters (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-May 29, 1937 Acts: The Three Swifts / Andy & Louise Carr / Johnny Burke / The Three Reddingtons  // Vitaphone #2087

Vitaphone Gambols (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Novelty)-March 19, 1938 Features the ABC Trio, Masters & Rollins, Chaz Chase, Elaine Dowling & the Tip Top Girls  // Vitaphone #21B

Vitaphone Gayeties (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-September 15, 1936 (filmed June) Acts: Jack Pepper / DeLong Sisters / Allen & Kent / Will Morris & Bobby  // Vitaphone #1994

Vitaphone Headliners (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-December 4, 1935   Features Nick Lucas, 4 Mullen Sisters, Eddie Stuart, O'Donnell & Blair  // Vitaphone #1905

Vitaphone Highlights (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-April 4, 1936 Acts: Ferry Conway / Kingsley & Case / Eddie Peabody / Monroe & Grant  // Vitaphone #1940

Vitaphone Hippodrome (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-© May 11, 1936 Acts: Kluting's Entertainers (animal act) / Johnny Lee & 3 Sees / Molly Picon / Michon Brothers  // Vitaphone #1965

Vitaphone Internationals (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-October 27, 1936 Acts: Pallenberg's Doberman Pinchers (dog act) / Holtz & Lee / Ming & Toy / Berke's Country Boys / The Three Rayes  // Vitaphone #2000

Vitaphone Music Hall (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-19m-(Broadway Brevity)-August 7, 1935 (Film Daily review; wide release September 21, filmed May)   Features Seven Honey Boys / Four Mullen Sisters / Radio Rubes / Ray Huling & his pet seal  // Vitaphone #1868

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #1 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-September 12, 1936  "Human interest" newsreel shorts were very fashionable (and cheap to make) during this period. This series closely resembles Paramount's "Popular Science", "Unusual Occupations", Universal's "Stranger Than Fiction" and other competing studio series. Highlights: tap dancing, ski techniques, lamb stew preparation and modeling fur coats (Vitaphone #2233)  // Vitaphone #2033

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #2 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: John Young) part Cinecolor-11m-(newsreel)-October 10, 1936  Highlights: movie stardom methods, steak cooking lesson, household gadgets invented by women and fashion models (Vitaphone #2234)  // Vitaphone #2034

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #3 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Paul Douglas) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-November 21, 1936  Highlights: false eyelashes, a female football team and knitted fashion (Vitaphone #2235)  // Vitaphone #2035

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #4 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-December 23, 1936 Highlights: machine testing of consumer products, testing balance and coordination, snow swimming and Southern fashions (Vitaphone #2236)  // Vitaphone #2036

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #5 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Paul Douglas) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-February 13, 1937 Highlights: tuna fishing, Arthur Treacher's dill sauce, strange animal friends and cruise ships (Vitaphone #2237)  // Vitaphone #2037

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #6 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Kelvin Keech) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-March 20, 1937 (Completed February) Highlights: swimming lessons, cosmetics, racing trotters and Swiss wood carving. (Vitaphone #2238)  // Vitaphone #2038

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #7 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Basil Ruysdael) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-April 10, 1937   Highlights: fishing, recording techniques, women's polo and lipstick manufacturing. (Vitaphone #2239)  // Vitaphone #2039

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #8 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Paul Douglas) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-April 10, 1937  Highlights: melon bowling, latest coiffures, shoe fashion and the use of cotton in paving streets (Vitaphone #2240)  // Vitaphone #2040

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #9 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-May 1, 1937 Highlights: odd gadgets, home accidents, men's hats and beachwear fashions (Vitaphone #2241)  // Vitaphone #2041

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #10 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Basil Ruysdael) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-May 24, 1937 Highlights: water dancing, hotel dishwashers, angora rabbits and Moroccan crafts (Vitaphone #2242)  // Vitaphone #2042

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #11 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Alan Kent) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-June 19, 1937 Highlights: the US Postal Service, clever dogs, milk and oriental rugs (Vitaphone #2243)  // Vitaphone #2043

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #12 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney) part Naturalcolor-9m-(newsreel)-July 17, 1937 /  Highlights: an expert child golfer, piano manufacturing, a baby genius and mural painting by Dean Cornwell (Vitaphone #2244)  // Vitaphone #2044

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #13 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Paul Douglas) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-August 28, 1937 Highlights: good driving skills, book production, reducing weight and mink coats (Vitaphone #2245)  // Vitaphone #2045

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #14 (Series 2-4) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Alan Kent & Clem McCarthy) part Cinecolor-9m-(newsreel)-December 11, 1937 (Completed September)   Highlights: a handicapped artist, fighters in training and the making of rubber dolls (Vitaphone #54B)  // Vitaphone #54B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #15 (Series 2-5) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney & Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(newsreel)-January 1, 1938 (Completed December '37) Highlights: making ice cream, jockeys and glamorous women's outfits for the home (Vitaphone #55B)  // Vitaphone #55B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #16 (Series 2-7) (Gordon Hollingshead narrator: Basil Ruysdael &  Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(newsreel)-February 19, 1938  Features dogs and a billiard champion. (Vitaphone #57B)  // Vitaphone #57B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #17 (Series 2-9) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Alan Kent & Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(newsreel)-April 30, 1938 Highlights silversmithing, iceboating and model trains (Vitaphone #59B)  // Vitaphone #59B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #18 (Series 2-10) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Maida Severn, Clem McCarthy & Ben Grauer) part Cinecolor-10m-(newsreel)-June 4, 1938  Highlights: beavers, polo and wool manufacture (Vitaphone #60B)  // Vitaphone #60B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #19 (Series 2-11) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Maida Severn, Clem McCarthy & Ben Grauer) bw-9m-(newsreel)-July 9, 1938  Highlights: plastics, greyhounds and perfume manufacturing (Vitaphone #61B)  // Vitaphone #61B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #20 (Series 2-12) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Lloyd French; narrator: Maida Severn, Clem McCarthy & Ben Grauer) Naturalcolor-10m-(newsreel)-August 13, 1938 Highlights: Hollywood glamour girl, racing shells & fur coats (Vitaphone #62B)  // Vitaphone #62B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #B (Series 2-1) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Basil Ruysdael &  Clem McCarthy) part Cinecolor-10m-(newsreel)-September 18, 1937   Highlights a racetrack opening with Hollywood stars (Bing Crosby included), wrestling rehearsels and gruyere cheese in Switzerland (Vitaphone #51B)  // Vitaphone #51B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #C (Series 2-2) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Alan Kent &  Clem McCarthy) part Cinecolor-9m-October 16, 1937 Highlights: actors the Mauch twins and Margaret Lindsay, table tennis and autumn fashions (Vitaphone #52B)  // Vitaphone #52B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #D (Series 2-3) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney &  Clem McCarthy) part Cinecolor-10m-(newsreel)-November 13, 1937 Highlights: champion retrievers, a Hollywood rodeo and plastics (Vitaphone #53B)  // Vitaphone #53B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #E (Series 2-6) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: I. Miller; narrator: Alan Kent & Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(newsreel)-February 5, 1938 Highlights: Arabian horses, ice hockey, shoe manufacture and stars Ronald Reagan and Marie Wilson (Vitaphone #56B)  // Vitaphone #56B

Vitaphone Pictorial Revue #F (Series 2-8) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Howard Claney &  Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(newsreel)-April 2, 1938  Highlights: songwriters Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren, bowling, rubber bathing suits (Vitaphone #58B)  // Vitaphone #58B

Vitaphone Spotlight (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-March 7, 1936 /  Acts: Five Elgins / Balabanow Accordian Revue / Frank Conville / Helen Reynolds & her Skating Champions  // Vitaphone #1927

Vitaphone Stage Show (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-© December 7, 1936 (filmed July)  Includes bicycle riding bears (Pallenberg) and a skating number (Four Comets). Also Landt Trio & White and Nash & Fately  // Vitaphone #1982

Vitaphone Topnotchers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-© August 8, 1936 (filmed May) Acts: Ben Bayer / The Three Marshalls / The Six Danvilles / Charles Kemper & Company  // Vitaphone #1966

Vitaphone Troupers (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-January 4, 1936 (filmed '35)   Features Features Four Trojans, Aunt Jemima, Benny Ross & Maxine Stone, The Buccaneers  // Vitaphone #1906

Vitaphone Varieties (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-10m-(Big Time Vaudeville)-November 16, 1935 (filmed September)   Features Six Symphonettes, Al Loyal's Stallions, Louis Prima & Hal Sherman  // Vitaphone #1895

Viva! Cuba (Carl Dudley; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Warnercolor / CinemaScope-9m-(Scope Gem)-© August 25, 1956   Glories of the Caribbean in widescreen  // Vitaphone #2667A

The Vodka Boatmen (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: The Yacht Club Boys)-August 7, 1935 (Film Daily review; filmed May)   One of the boys passes his cousins as Russian princes to collect some extra money as a marriage broker. Set at Ellis Island NYC. (With Gertrude Madge & Nancy Evans)  // Vitaphone #1848-1849

Voice Of Vitaphone (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (promotional)-August 1929 Short reel numbered #877  // Vitaphone #877

The Voice That Thrilled The World (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) bw-18m exact-(Special)-October 16, 1943 (*Academy Award Nominee*)  The Jazz Singer *DVD* This short traces the history of sound in the movies, beginning with French scientist Leon Scott's experiments in 1857 up to modern foreign language dubs of SERGEANT YORK.   // Vitaphone #1179A

The Volga Boatman (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Vitaphone Symphony)-May 1926 (test preview)  // Vitaphone #178

Voodoo Fires (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery; narrator:  Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-May 6, 1939 A Caribbean plantation owner (Frank Lyon) encounters the natives "dark side".  // Vitaphone #154B

Vote Trouble (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(The Grouch Club)-September 9, 1939 (filmed July)   Lodge brothers promote one of their own against an incumbant but a dirty smear campaign takes hold.  // Vitaphone #248B

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Wagon Wheels West (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(Santa Fe Trail)-October 30, 1943  Montana *DVD*/ Robert Shayne's Frank Wilson brings his father's killers to justice as deputy. Nina Foch co-stars along with Charles Middleton and Addison Richards. (Reissued 9-9-50)  // Vitaphone #1147A

Waiting Around (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Gay-ety: Frank Libuse)-February 26, 1938 Comedy musical set in a kitchen with two hungry (and poor) guys delaying their bill. With Jimmy Shay, Gus Raymond, Margo Brandon & the Stanley Twins.  // Vitaphone #100-101B

A Walk Through The Sounds Of Switzerland (Swiss National Tourist Office: André De La Varre Jr.) color-9m-(Worldwide Adventure)-July 1, 1970 (completed '69)  // Vitaphone #3481A

The Wall Street Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-November 4, 1931 (filmed September) The Purchase Price / Other Men's Women (Forbidden Hollywood Collection) *DVD* Investigating a stock broker and assistant’s deaths. Co-starring Frances Dale and Hobart Cavanaugh.  // Vitaphone #1291-1292

Walter Donaldson, Popular Composer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-© September 9, 1933 (filmed May) Features the writer of "Yes Sir That's My Baby" and "My Blue Heaven"  // Vitaphone #1548

Wanda Goll (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 1927//

The Wanderer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Douglas Stanbury)-September 21, 1930 (filmed May)  Song sketch  // Vitaphone #1050

The Wanderer's Return (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-December 23, 1950  Tour of the new Israel.  // Vitaphone #2000A

Wanderlust (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]:  Joseph Henabery; narrator: Floyd Gibbons) bw-9m-(Your True Adventure)-May 14, 1938 A runaway teen (John Raby) discovers more trouble than he bargains for in Canada. Margaret Wycherly and Ed Butler are grieving parents holding him for their missing son.  // Vitaphone #46B

Wanted- A Man (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Daphne Pollard)-© August 25, 1928 (filmed March)  // Vitaphone #2554

Wardrobe Girl (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Ginna Manners, Gae Foster Girls, Lester Allen & others)-June 17, 1939 She wants more than just her hands in a movie. Her boyfriend helps her out.  // Vitaphone #237-238B

Waring's Pennsylvanians (Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© March 16, 1927 Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* One of many popular bands to make their debut on screen here. And they love their college gals decked in their matching sweaters.  // Vitaphone #428

Wash Your Step (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy)-March 7, 1936  Hal is a singing washing machine salesman. (With June Cherry Preisset, the Eton Boys, Nanette Flack & Harry Lang)  // Vitaphone #1928-1929

Washington, The Man And The Capitol (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Clarence Whitehill, A. J. Herbert & others)-February 14, 1932 (Film Daily review)  The story of George Washington is enacted with tour scenes of the Capitol.  // Vitaphone #1313-1314

The Watch Dog (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Jack Hazzard)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed October '30)  Forerunner to SO YOU LOVE YOUR DOG (1953) with a watch dog who is anything but.  // Vitaphone #1145

Watch The Birdie (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Bob Hope, Nell O'Day, Arline Dinitz, George Watts)-August 10, 1935 (filmed February) Top Hat (Greatest Classic Films Astaire & Rogers 1) *DVD*  Hope's practical jokes, including a knock-out camera, almost costs his engagement with his future father-in-law.   // Vitaphone #1839-1840

Water Babies (A. Pam Blumenthal & Van Campen Heilner, producers; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-May 19, 1945 (filmed '44) 1/3  Florida water sports with children. Part of a series that DeLa Varre filmed in Florida.  // Vitaphone #1320A

Water Sports (Del Frazier; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-November 1, 1941 /  Shot mostly at Beverly Hills pool  // Vitaphone #602A

Water Wizards (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Saul Elkins & André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-August 6, 1949 (filmed '48)   Various swim and skin diving scenes across the country. (Reissued August '62)

Water Wonderland (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Charles Tedford & Virgil Ellsworth; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 5, 1949 (Completed November '48)  A visit to Newport Beach, CA.  // Vitaphone #1769A

Wave Of The Flag (Carl Dudley: Richard Goldstone; music: Howard Jackson) Warnercolor-17m-(Warnercolor Special)-May 14, 1955   Tour of national monuments to American wars  // Vitaphone #2489A

Way Down South (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Mary Lewis)-October 7, 1926 Musical numbers performed by the soprano in a plantation with a male chorus like "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"  // Vitaphone #383

The Way Of All Freshmen (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Hal LeRoy & Mitzi Mayfair)-© April 18, 1933 (filmed December '32) School dance romance has the twist of Hal posing as female. (With Cora Witherspoon, Ben Dova & the Admirals)  // Vitaphone #1513-1514

We Eat To Live (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Howard Claney) bw-10m-(Our Own U.S.)-April 9, 1936 (Film Daily review; Completed '35)   NYC Fulton's Fish Market / Chicago's stockyards / Florida citrus  // Vitaphone #1861

Websterian Students (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-16m-(Vitaphone Variety: Ben Ryan & Henrietta Lee)-© May 15, 1930 (filmed March) Comedy set in a library.  // Vitaphone #998

Wedding Belles (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Lorraine Howard & Florence Newton)-© March 15, 1930 (filmed January) Two bride-wannabees discuss their lack of romantic success with each other.  // Vitaphone #962

Wedding Bills (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Wayne, Helen Lynd & Brooks Benedict)-© January 5, 1931 (filmed November '30)  Reviewed by Film Daily 12-13-31.  Newlyweds struggle in their new home.  // Vitaphone #1130

The Wedding Of Jack And Jill (Roy Mack) Technicolor (2-color)-9m-(Technicolor Vitaphone Variety: The Gumm Sisters)-March 19, 1930   Rag dolls attend the nursery rhyme wedding.  // Vitaphone #3826

Wedding Yells (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French; music: William Lava) bw-20m-(Big V Comedy: Ken Murray, Oswald, Jeanne Kelly, Milton Charleston & Regina Wallace])-December 28, 1937 (Filmed October)  Ken is sent to a sanitarium instead of a pre-wedding party and tries to get out.  // Vitaphone #10-11B

Wedding Yells (Mack Sennett: narrator: Jack Carson) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity)-March 7, 1942 (Completed December '41)  More vintage Mack Sennett footage.  // Vitaphone #659-660A

Wee Men (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Singer's Midgets)-November 2, 1935 (filmed June) A girl's fairytale is brought to life by this troupe. (With Lucille Sears and Flora Seaman)  // Vitaphone #1875

The Week End (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Neely Edwards)-June 1931 The struggles of a country estate couple wih too many guests. (With Mary Murray and Lucille Sears)  // Vitaphone #1235

The Week End Mystery (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(S.S. Van Dine w/ Donald Meek & John Hamilton)-December 6, 1931 (Film Daily review) / The host of a party is bumped off. (With Jane Winton, Walter Petrie & Harry McNaughton)  // Vitaphone #1302-1303

Wells Fargo Days (Mack V. Wright; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m-(Santa Fe Trail)-May 1, 1944 Rocky Mountain *DVD* Western starring Dennis Moore, who won't fight in a poker game but will defend the Well Fargo from robbery.  // Vitaphone #1226A

West Of The Rockies (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Bobby Connolly; music: William Lava) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity)-November 25, 1941 /  Mini-western borrows footage from feature "Cherokee Strip" with Richard Travis in newly filmed scenes.  // Vitaphone #560-561A

Westward Bound (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(See America First)-April 13, 1935 (filmed '34)  // Vitaphone #1746

Whale Ho! (---) bw-11m-(Pepper Pot)-April 1936 Profiles whale hunting in New Zealand. It is possible the same footage was used in a few feature films, but not certain. Thar She Blows! could be considered a 1952 color followup, before whale hunting proved too disturbing a subject.   // Vitaphone #1956

A Whale Of A Yarn (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: narrator: Lowell Thomas) bw-11m-(Pepper Pot)-January 28, 1933 (Film Daily review; edited July '32)   Profile's Alaskan wildlife in an expedition including a whale hunt. Also sea otters and sea birds shown.  // Vitaphone #1432

What A Life (John Adolfi) bw-14m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© March 15, 1930 (filmed January) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD*  The inmates are given all the comforts (dressing up and golf included) when the warden takes some reformers too seriously. Cast features William Irving, Lon Poff, Virginia Sale, among others  // Vitaphone #3849

What An Idea (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Armand Cortes & Harriet Hilliard)-June 11, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed April)   A writer disturbed by interruptions still imagines a show coming to life… later some of Universal’s monsters pop in. The Danny Dare Sisters and Three Harmony Misses support the cast.  // Vitaphone #1394-1395

What The World Makes (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman; narrator: Paul Douglas) Cinecolor-9m-(Colortour Adventures)-March 12, 1938 (© December 27, 1937) Compilation of different occupations across the globe.  // Vitaphone #67B

What This Country Needs (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Nick Lucas)-© December 24, 1934 (filmed August)  A theater owner opens his own bank with various musical numbers. (With Dorothy Nelson, June & Cherry Preisser, Janet Reade & David Burns)  // Vitaphone #1771-1772

What, No Men? (Ralph Staub) Technicolor-21m-(Technicolor Special: El Brendel, Phil Regan & Winifred Shaw)-August 22 (preview) & November 24, 1934 (filmed June '34) (*Academy Award Nominee*) Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts *DVD* Brendel and his companion (Phil Regen) are sent by mad scientists to an all-female Indian tribe.   // Vitaphone #1704-1705

What's Hatchin'? (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Alan Wilder; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Technicolor Adventure)-February 28, 1948 (Completed July '47)   Visits a Long Island chicken and duck farm.  // Vitaphone #1635A

What's The Idea? (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-10m-(Pepper Pot: Lew Pollack)-August 17, 1935 (filmed October '34) The songwriter of "Charmaign" and other hits composes for a movie director. Co-starring Helen Ware and the Cavaliers.  // Vitaphone #1804

When East Meets West (---) bw-8m34s-(Vitaphone Variety: Ray Mayer & Edith Evans)-© March 15, 1928 (filmed January) The Jazz Singer *DVD* He's a comic cowboy piano player ("Henry Made a Lady Out of Lizzy") and she's a blonde beauty, singing a mixure of fluff and recent hits like "Side By Side".  // Vitaphone #2339

When Fish Fight (Sunbeam Pictures co-p: narrator: Clem McCarthy) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot)-July 11, 1936 Standard fishing reel.  // Vitaphone #2047

When Fish Fight (Cedric Francis, producer; Alfred Glassel Jr.; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-February 20, 1954 (filmed '53)  Fishing New Zealand marlin. (Reissued May '63)  // Vitaphone #2357A

When Grandpa Was A Boy (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jack Scholl) bw-9m-(Hit Parade Of The Gay Nineties)-October 7, 1950 Children put on a minstrel show.  // Vitaphone #1986A

When In Rome (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(Newman Traveltalk)-June 11, 1932 (Film Daily review) Including the Vatican // Vitaphone #1352

When Sports Were King (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-June 19, 1954   Features Knute Rocknie, Walter Hagen,  Bobby Jones, Lou Gehrig & Babe Ruth.  // Vitaphone #2393A

When The Cat's Away (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Shemp Howard, John Berkes, Anita Garvin & Jean Cleveland)-January 4, 1936 (filmed '35) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* Two husbands tidy up the house as their wives return but pets run about and visitors disrupt.  // Vitaphone #1911-1912

When The Talkies Were Young (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-20m20s-(Classics of the Screen)-March 26, 1955 (Completed November '54) The Jazz Singer & Lucky Me *DVD*  Looking back at 1928-32 and many early Big Name star appearences.  // Vitaphone #2458A

When The Wife's Away (Bryan Foy) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Mabel Normandie & William Demarest)-© November 28, 1927 (filmed September) Will winds up in the hospital after having too much fun alone.  // Vitaphone #2143

When You're Single (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Alan Cross & Henry Dunn)-May 27, 1936 (Film Daily review)   Cross impersonates old movie stars in a small town show. (With Melissa Mason, Rosalind Marquis & Bonnie Clare)  // Vitaphone #1968-1969

Where In The World? (Hamilton Wright) color-10m-(Worldwide Adventure)-November 30, 1966  // Vitaphone #3288A

Where Men Are Men (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-16m-(BigV Comedy: Joe Penner)-September 20, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed April)   Reviewed by Film Daily 9-20-31. Cowboy Joe is stuck between two out-west feudin' clans.  // Vitaphone #1207-1208

Where The Trade Winds Play (Cedric Francis, producer; William Whiteman & Owen Crump; music: William Lava) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-July 4, 1953   Tour of Polynesia, including Tahiti and Bora Bora. (Reissued October '61)  // Vitaphone #2274A

Where There's A Will (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-September 1930 Cast: George Hassell, Mabel Grainger, Joe Bonomo & Martin Berkeley  // Vitaphone #1083

Where Winter Is King (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-17m-(Warnercolor Special)-December 4, 1954   The Austrian Alps and its various sports activities are examined. (Reissued September '64)  // Vitaphone #2437A

Where's My Wife? (J.L. Warner) bw/silent-2 reels-(Monty Banks)-April 1921//

The Winnah! (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity: Arthur & Florence Lake, Dorothy Dare)-July 21, 1934 (filmed March)  Athletics and romance at a co-ed college.  // Vitaphone #1698-1699

The Whispering Cornetist, Roy Fox (Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Roy Fox & His Montmarte Café Orchestra)-© March 12, 1929 (filmed November '28) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Straight-forward jazz-reel with much trumpet playing.  // Vitaphone #2819

White Lies (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© December 31, 1929 A Russian worker brags about her Prince Charming.  // Vitaphone #3667

White Sails (Walter Fulter: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson) bw-9m-(Hollywood Novelty)-© November 8, 1941 (Completed 1940; edited '41)   Following an old square vessel from Australia to England. Edited from a British documentary.  // Vitaphone #357A

Who Is She? (Murray Roth) bw-15m-(Vitaphone Variety: Joseph Bernard)-November 1928  // Vitaphone #2817

Who Is That Girl? (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Bernice Claire)-© July 6, 1934 (filmed February) The Prince of Ducania woos a US lady who helps him against rebels. (With J. Harold Murray, Morelli Singers, Pietro Gentili & Jack Good)  // Vitaphone #1685-1686

Who Pays? (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed January) A philandering husband scolds his wife about her holiday spending… until his “other” woman’s bill shows up.  // Vitaphone #3873

Who's The Boss (Slim Summerville) bw-8m-(Vitaphone Variety: Franklin Pangborn & Esther Howard)-November 2, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed August)   Above average domestic comedy with Franklin forced to play wifely duties here  // Vitaphone #4240

Who's Who (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Arthur Hurley) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Harry Lang & Bernice Healy)-© November 25, 1929   Vaudeville monologue routine not unlike later Abbott & Costello. Film Daily review 1-5-30  // Vitaphone #915

Who's Who In The Zoo (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-17m-(Technicolor Special)-August 21, 1954   Tours of zoos in several countries.  // Vitaphone #2423A

Why Pay Rent? (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-22m-(Big V Comedy: Shemp Howard & Roscoe Ates w/ Ethel Sykes, Billie Leonard & Dickie Wallace)-May 4, 1935 (filmed December '34)  Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vo. 2 *DVD* The struggles of two families building a house on their own. Junior has the parts misnumbered.  // Vitaphone #1815-1816

The Wife Of The Party (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-22m-(Big V Comedy: Ken Murray)-June 26, 1936 (previewed June 12)   Ken doesn't want is boss to know he and the secretary got married. Complications occur at a restaurant the other two visit and at his house. (With Sassafras, George Watts, Peggy O'Donnell & Donald MacBride)  // Vitaphone #1984-1985

Wild Boar Hunt (Howard Hill & De Leon Anthony; music: Howard Jackson) bw-10m-(Bow & Arrow Adventure w/ Howard Hill)-January 21, 1940 (filmed '39) / Hunting reel... a bit more exciting than most. (Reissued 5-8-54)  // Vitaphone #9715

Wild Water Champions (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-September 2, 1950 (Completed June)   Profiles kayak racing in Steyr, Australia. (Reissued February '62)  // Vitaphone #1960A

The Wild Westerner (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Val Harris & Ann Howe)-© November 14, 1928 (filmed September) Vitaphone Varieties 1926-30 *DVD* Amusing banter between a young beauty and an old timer  // Vitaphone #2759

Wild Wings (Donald R. Dickey; narrator: Gayne Whitman) bw-11m-(Pepper Pot)-January 24, 1936 (Film Daily review; completed June '35)   Profile of birdlife at Laysan Island. This was a popular documentary in public schools (the Warner-Vitaphone line was considered "prestigious" among educators) and among wildlife conservationists, but since Disney's "True Life Adventures" became popular in the fifties, it has suffered the same fate as many other black and white nature films... practically unseen today.  // Vitaphone #1896

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Will Hays (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-4m8s-(Vitaphone Variety)-August 6, 1926 (filmed June '26) Don Juan *DVD* Frequently seen in documentaries and online, the most boring (yet very powerful) man in the business introduces the Vitaphone system. It is quite ironic that his name is associated with movie censorship despite the fact that he, personally, had very little to do with what was accepted and rejected by the "Hays Code". Joseph Breen was the more active member in the 1930s.  // Vitaphone #192

Will Osborne And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-© April 1, 1935 (filmed September '34) With Helen Ward and Evelyn & James Vernon.  // Vitaphone #1789

Will Osborne And His Orchestra With Dick Rogers And Lynn Davis (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master)-July 22, 1939 (filmed May)   Slide trombone with tunes like "Listen to the Glissen of the Three Trombones"  // Vitaphone #242B

The Will To Win (Harry Hoyt; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-February 24, 1951 (filmed '50)   Profiles jockey Gordon Glisson.  // Vitaphone #2015A

Willie And Eugene Howard (In A Casting Office) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-12m-(Vitaphone Variety)-© July 18, 1927 (filmed May) Comedy sketch set in a theater manager's office. Sonia Jackson also featured. Reviewed as IN A CASTING OFFICE by Film Daily 10-28-28.  // Vitaphone #572

The Window Cleaners (---) bw-7m-(Vitaphone Variety: Neely Edwards & Lew Brice)-© April 7, 1930 (filmed December '29)   Title song performed with comedy by two cleaners.  // Vitaphone #3668

Wings Of Steel (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-April 5, 1941   A football hero (Douglas Kennedy) joins the Army Air Corps. Also starring Herbert Anderson, Tom Neal and Ralph Byrd.  // Vitaphone #209-210A

Winner's Circle (A. Pam Blumenthal & Van Campen Heilner, producers; André De La Varre; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Roger Q. Denny) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-May 6, 1944   Profiles the breeding of Kentucky race horses.  // Vitaphone #1238A

Winnie Lightner The Song A Minute Girl (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 30, 1928   Witty tunes include “Heaven Help a Sailor on a Night Like This”. Reviewed by Film Daily 7-22-28.  // Vitaphone #2591

Winnie Lightner Broadway's Favorite (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-June 30, 1928   Includes “That Brand New Model Of Mine”  // Vitaphone #2592

Winning Your Wings (First Motion Picture Unit: Owen Crump; narrator: James Stewart; music: Howard Jackson) bw-18m-(War Activities Committee Special)-May 28, 1942  Larceny Inc. (Greatest Gangster Films Edward G. Robinson) *DVD*  Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces.  // Vitaphone #960A

Winter Paradise (Alpine Safari) (Cedric Francis, producer; John Jay; story: Owen Crump; music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-20m-(Technicolor Special)-December 26, 1953 (filmed '51; edited '53) (*Academy Award Nominee*)  The ski adventure to end all, making good use of the Austrian Alps. Many shots taken going down the slopes. Also, a competition held in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Reissued July 1965)  // Vitaphone #2330A

Winter Sports (Winter Wonders) (John Jay; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-September 8, 1951 Ski reel, filmed by a master of the sport. Reissued as WINTER WONDERS in July 1961.  // Vitaphone #2074A

The Wise Quacker (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: The Drakes)-December 1931  // Vitaphone #1278

Wish And Ticino (André De La Varre Productions) color-9m-(World Wide Adventure)-September 21, 1963  Story of a Swiss mountain girl named Giulina.  // Vitaphone #3134A

Wish You Were Here (music: William Lava; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-July 29, 1950   Florida scenics.  // Vitaphone #1952A

The Wishing Stone (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Dave Apollon & Co.)-© June 3, 1935 (filmed January) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* A magic stone transports the band to Mexico and other locales. With Paul Perry and Zeni Vatori.  // Vitaphone #1832

With Pleasure (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-17m-(Vitaphone Variety: Billy Wayne, The Colette Sisters & others)-© February 5, 1931 (filmed December '30)   Dancing musical set at the dentist office  // Vitaphone #1155-1156

With Rod And Gun In Canada (A. Pam Blumenthal & André de la Varre: Van Campen Heilner; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Knox Manning) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-March 16, 1946 (filmed '45)    // Vitaphone #1414A

With Rod And Reel On Anticosti Island (A. Pam Blumenthal: Van Campen Heilner; music: Howard Jackson) Technicolor-9m-(Sports Parade)-May 1, 1943  // Vitaphone #1120A

With Their Eyes On The Stars (Cedric Fancis: music: John Stewart & the Ridgerunners) color-17m-(World Wide Adventure)-February 1, 1964 (Completed  '63) Featurette on US history with various travelog and vintage clip footage. Made for North American Aviation.  // Vitaphone #3193A

Without A Band (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Bill Bailey & Barnum)-© July 1, 1928 (filmed March)  // Vitaphone #2557

Witness Trouble (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-9m-(The Grouch Club)-July 29, 1939 A witness to an accident involving two drunks finds more than he bargains for in court.  // Vitaphone #208B

Wives, Etc. (Bryan Foy) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Charles Ruggles)-© June 30, 1928 (filmed March)  His feature debut was the following year. According to Liebman, this film had some copyright trouble (?) and was withdrawn.  // Vitaphone #2568-2569

The Woman Tamer (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Bryan Foy) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: J.C. Nugent)-March 1929 A timid man woos a zoo keeper's daughter despite mother's disapproval. With Natalie Schaefer and Percy Helton in support.  // Vitaphone #764-765

The Woman Tamer (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Billy Gilbert & Esther Howard)-June 1930 Can women be trained like ferocious lionesses? One circus trainer struggles with his wife. With Roger Davis, Dot Farley and Gus Reed in support.  // Vitaphone #4249

Women At War (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Jean Negulesco; music: William Lava) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-October 2, 1943  (*Academy Award Nominee*)  Air Force *DVD*  Virginia Christine plays the typical American wife, who has to adapt to wartime rations and new job opportunities previously available only to men. WACs scenes shot at Fort Des Moines.  // Vitaphone #1166A

Women In Sports (Del Frazier; music: William Lava; narrator: Knox  Manning) Technicolor-10m-(Sports Parade)-February 20, 1943   // Vitaphone #1103A

Women Of Britian (Ministry of Information) bw- (War Activities Committee Special)-January 1944 (US release only)  // Vitaphone #1230A

Women Of Tomorrow (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; George George, Francis Thompson & John Flory; music: Howard Jackson; narrator: Art Gilmore) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special)-© December 31, 1949  Special two-reeler about the Girl Scouts. Filming started in June 1949.  // Vitaphone #1907A

Won To Lose (---) bw-18m-(Vitaphone Variety: Eddie Lambert & William Irving)-August 31, 1930 (Film Daily review; filmed June) Antics at the horse track. This comedy was judged "dull" by Film Daily.  // Vitaphone #4139

Wonder Spots Of The World (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-October 3, 1932 (Film Daily review; edited July '32)  Includes Victoria Falls, Pisa's Leaning Tower, the Sphynx and the Taj Mahal.  // Vitaphone #1437

The Wonders Of Araby (Cedric Francis, producer; André De La Varre; story: Owen Crump; music: Howard Jackson & William Lava; narrator: Marvin Miller) Warnercolor-17m-(Warnercolor Special)-June 2, 1956 (filmed '55)   Tour of the Middle East.  // Vitaphone #2608A

Woody Herman And His Orchestra (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Lee Wiley, Hal & Honey Abbott, Marie Hartman & Reed Brown Jr.)-July 27, 1940 (filmed February '39) Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD*  Typically all around "good" big band short with plenty of interest although not a lot of familiar tunes (apart from the Warner owned "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"). The stand-outs include Lee Wiley, Hal & Honey Abbott, Marie Hartman and Reed Brown Jr.  // Vitaphone #209B

Words And Music (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-21m-(Broadway Brevity: Ruth Etting & Dan Tompkins)-November 8, 1931 (Film Daily review; filmed September)  Etting's songwriter tells us the true story behind a song.  // Vitaphone #1288-1289

Words Of Love (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety: Julia Sanderson & Frank Crumit)-© March 20, 1929   Includes "No Wonder You're a Wonderful Girl"  // Vitaphone #733

Workers Of The World (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(World Adventures)-May 6, 1933 (Completed December '32)   Shows Irishmen drying codfish, Indians carving seashells and Sulus producing copra.   // Vitaphone #1519

World Of Kids (Robert Youngson; narrator: Dwight Weist) bw-10m-(Warner Novelty)-June 23, 1951 (*Academy Award Winner*)  Showcasing the best of childhood as seen in vintage newsreels and old comedy clips. Ranked the top short of the year by more than one periodical, it spawned a sequel (sort of) No Adults Allowed.   // Vitaphone #2066A

World's Champ (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Jack Dempsey)-© February 24, 1933 (filmed November '32) Dempsey decides to take up acting but must continue prize-fighting to save the troubled show he is in. (With June Gale, Oscar Polk and David Burns)  // Vitaphone #1503-1504

World's Fair Junior (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Joseph Henabery) bw-10m-(Broadway Brevity: Vitaphone Kiddies & others)-December 9, 1939 (filmed August) Various child acts put on a show  // Vitaphone #253-254B

The Worrier (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Richard Carle)-© February 4, 1928 (filmed October '27)  // Vitaphone #2251

The Wrong, Wrong Trail (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: John Henabery) bw-9m-(Pepper Pot: Jesse Block & Eve Sully, co-starring Donald McBride & Shemp Howard)-© February 28, 1934 (filmed August '33) Vitaphone Comedy Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive) *DVD*  Spoof on "who done it" mysteries set at a sanitorium... and the victim solving his own murder.  // Vitaphone #1596

Wrongorilla (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Jack Haley, Harry Shannon, Joan Castle & Victor Kilian)-© March 4, 1933 (filmed October '32) A saxaphone player's antics with the circus (knife throwing act and gorilla included)   // Vitaphone #1483-1484

Xavier Cugat And His Gigolos: A Spanish Ensemble (---) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-March 25, 1928 (Film Daily review)   Another leading band makes its debut with tunes "El Relicario La Estrellita" among others..  // Vitaphone #2299

The Yacht Club Boys, Popular Instrumental And Vocal Group (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 29, 1927 Features Chick Endor, Billy Mann, Tommy Purcell and George Walsh singing (in #527) "Mama Wants to Go Bye Bye", "You Gonna Be Home Tonight?" and "Pretty Little So and So". Made another short in 1930, followed by more in 1934-37.  // Vitaphone #527

The Yacht Club Boys, Popular Instrumental And Vocal Group #528 (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety)-© June 29, 1927 Starts with "When You Dunk a Donut"  // Vitaphone #528

The Yacht Party (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety / Melody Master: Roger Wolf Kahn, Gertrude Niesen & Melissa Mason)-© September 29, 1932 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Musical ditty set on yacht.  // Vitaphone #1457

Yamekraw (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Hugo Marianni & His Mediterraneans)-June 9, 1930 Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Shorts  *DVD* Years ahead of its time (despite some un-PC shots of watermelon eating),  this celebration of Southern Black Life is presented with eye-popping avant-garde visuals, stark lighting and surreal sets with miniatures. Vitaphone was sued for using James P. Johnson's classic initially without permission. Also featuring Louise Cook, Margaret Sims & Jimmy Mordecai in the cast.  // Vitaphone #1009

Yankee Doodle Daughters (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Dave Gould) bw-9m-(Melody Master: Rudy Vallee)-July 21, 1945   Showcases women in the military.  // Vitaphone #1379A

The Yanks Are Coming (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: E.M. Newman) bw-9m-(See America First)-June 1, 1935 (Completed '34) Newsreel footage and travelogue material blend to tell the story of The Great War.  // Vitaphone #1748

Ye Old Time News Reel (Yee Old Time News Flashes) (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: edited by Bert Frank; narrator: Burnet Hershey) bw-9m-(Vitaphone Variety)-April 26, 1931 (Film Daily review)   Includes shots of the Wright Bros. & Houdini. Narration more comical than usual.  // Vitaphone #1194

Yeast Is Yeast (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Tom Patricola & Charlie Melson)-© November 15, 1933 (filmed July) Tropical isle hokum with two sailors spared from native wrath by their yeast supply. Peggy Singleton (billed as Dorothy McNully) and the Royal Samoans co-star.  // Vitaphone #1576-1577

Yoho Wonder Valley (National Film Board of Canada: John Olsen & Roger Blais) bw-11m-(Canadian Cameo)-May 9, 1953 (US distribution only; released in Canada in 1951) Tour of the National Park.  // Vitaphone #2192A

You Are Not Alone (---) bw-9m-(promotional)-February 1955 (filmed '54) Made for the American Red Cross  // Vitaphone #2460A

You Call It Madness (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-18m-(Big V Comedy: Richy Craig, Jr. & Earl Gilbert, Frank McNellis & Walter Wilson)-October 10, 1932 (filmed August '32)   A member of the Practical Jokers Club takes a trip to Chicago in which many jokes are on him. Includes getting stuck in a strip poker match and making a detour to Bridgeport.  // Vitaphone #1458-1459

You Don't Know The Half Of It (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw-10m-(Vitaphone Variety: Jay Brennan & Ann Butler)-© December 9, 1929 (filmed June) Vitaphone Varieties Vol. 2 (Warner Archive) *DVD* Silly banter in a drawing room. Jay previously teamed with a female impersonator.  // Vitaphone #833

You In Italy (---) bw- (Featurette)-June 1955 Vitaphone #2495-A  // Vitaphone #2495A

You Tell 'Em, I Stutter (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Murray Roth) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Harry Savoy & Ruth Mann)-1929 (never released)  // Vitaphone #843

Young America Flies (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; B. Reeves Eason) bw-22m-(Broadway Brevity: Jean Parker, Donald Woods, William Lundigan & Henry O'Neill)-July 13, 1940 The Fighting 69th *DVD*  The first of a series of flag-waving films promoting the US military. Young recruits train for the Civil Aeronautics Authority.  // Vitaphone #9874-9875

Young And Beautiful (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Will Jason; music: William Lava) Technicolor-18m-(Technicolor Special: Gracie Fields)-March 13, 1943  Frieda Inescort and Jinx Falkenburg star as a mother and daughter, concerned about their lack of feminine appeal, who undertake a course of rigorous training in a beauty studio. Later with their confidence up, they host a fundraiser with Gracie Fields, on tour for Allied War Relief. Sequences and art direction were supervised by Elizabeth Arden and the legendary former star William Haines.  // Vitaphone #1113A

You're Killing Me (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Alfred J. Goulding) bw-11m-(Pepper Pot: Ray Collins, Victor Kilian & others)-August 26, 1932 (Film Daily review; filmed April) / A con artist tries to convince others to put up money for her dead brother, but is soon, along with her brother, robbed by another crook and eventually all are robbed.   // Vitaphone #1401

You're Next- To Closing (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-18m-(Broadway Brevity: Alan Cross & Henry Dunn)-May 13, 1939 Two barbershop owners recall their vaudeville past. (With Leota Lane, Jones & Rooney, Gloria Day)  // Vitaphone #217-218B

Yours Sincerely (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Roy Mack) bw-16m-(Broadway Brevity: Lanny Ross, Nancy Welford, Richard Keene & others)-January 28, 1933 (Film Daily review; filmed November '32) Billy Rose's Jumbo *DVD*  Condensed version of Rogers & Hart's "Spring Is Here" with a resort owner trying to marry his daughter off to a millionaire.  // Vitaphone #1499-1500

Yuna Baile De Fantancia (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]) bw- (Vitaphone Variety: Paulo, Paquita & Chiquita)-© April 30, 1930 (filmed February) Piano and dancing  // Vitaphone #982

Zero Girl (Vitaphone Studio [NYC]: Lloyd French) bw-20m-(Broadway Brevity)-September 3, 1938 (filmed July '38)   Eric Waite stars as a resort-attender with his girl and learning ice-skating after she shows interest in Bruce Mapres. (Also Four Eton Boys, The Nu Yorkers, Evelyn Chandler, Francis Lemaire, Maude Rynolds & Bonnie Roberts) (Reissued 7-19-47)  // Vitaphone #136-137B

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