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Soundies Cavalcade

This is another collection of shorts. It starts with Open the Door Richard…


A musically themed film cutting back and forth between Stepin Fetchit at home in bed and a jazz band providing the film’s swing music.

Yes, I know that that’s the name of the stereotype, but that’s a weird way to phrase a recap — the character is called Richard?

It’s a nice tune.

This is a very strange short.

When’s Lena gonna sing!? They’re really stringing the audience along…


Well, that was way too short.

The good bits in the three shorts are good, but they’re all kinda hokey.

Soundies Cavalcade. Josh Binney, Hans Burger. 1944.

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