Jazz Singer Extras Disc 3: Vitaphone Shorts

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1. Behind the Lines (1926)

8 min | Short, Music

Elsie Janis entertains the troops from the back of a truck. She calls a French soldier up to sing with her, then dances to an American song while everyone sings, and finally shares the ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Elsie Janis, William Kernell

Votes: 56

2. Bernado De Pace (1927)

7 min | Musical, Short

Bernardo De Pace, known as "The Wizard of the Mandolin," plays several tunes, including "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" and "That's Why I Love You."

Star: Bernardo De Pace

Votes: 40

4. Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields (1927)

10 min | Short, Music

The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ... See full summary »

Stars: Blossom Seeley, Benny Fields, Charles Bourne, Phil Ellis

Votes: 114

5. The Night Court (1927)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A police raid on a night club results in the entire cast of the club's floor show being hauled into court, where they must perform their routines for the judge.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: William Demarest, Joyzelle Joyner, Dottie Lewis, Ronald R. Rondell

Votes: 104

6. The Police Quartette (1927)

7 min | Short, Music

At the police station, four Hollywood cops sing "Skinna-Ma Rink-A-Dink," "Mother Goose Medley," "Cluckin'" and "Waddle."

Star: The Police Quartette

Votes: 31

7. When East Meets West (1928)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Comic cowboy piano player Ray Mayer and blonde singer Edith Evans perform "Henry's Made a Lady out of Lizzie," "It All Belongs to Me," "Sleep, Little One, Sleep" and "Side by Side."

Stars: Ray Mayer, Edith Evans

Votes: 35

8. Stories in Song (1928)

10 min | Short, Music

Veteran Broadway performer Adele Rowland sings four songs in this Vitaphone short.

Stars: Adele Rowland, Mildred Brown

Votes: 30

10. The Band Beautiful (1928)

9 min | Short, Music

An all-female orchestra plays popular songs of the day.

Star: The Ingenues

Votes: 86

11. Chips of the Old Block (1928)

TV-G | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The Foy Family performs a vaudeville act.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: The Foy Family, Eddie Foy Jr., Charley Foy, Irving Foy

Votes: 92

12. Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs (1928)

8 min | Short, Music

Dick Rich and His Melodious Monarchs, a popular West Coast group, perform "Ramona," "There Must Be a Silver Lining" and "Sunshine."

Stars: Dick Rich, Cheri Rich

Votes: 33

13. Gus Arnheim and His Ambassadors (1928)

10 min | Short, Music

Pianist Gus Arnheim leads his orchestra in several popular tunes.

Stars: Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors, Gus Arnheim, Russ Columbo, Roy Fox

Votes: 53

14. The Beau Brummels (1928)

TV-G | 9 min | Short, Comedy

A happy and hilarious couple (also known as "The Beau Brummels") perform "While Strolling Through the Park" and "Don't Forget to Breathe or Else You'll Die."

Stars: Al Shaw, Sam Lee

Votes: 208

15. The Roof Garden Revue (1928)

10 min | Short, Music

A musical Vitaphone short by Larry Ceballos. The songs include "Over the Garden Wall", It Was the Dawn of Love", and Baily and Barnum singing "Pretty Little Bom Bom Maid From Bombay".

Director: Larry Ceballos | Stars: Lyda Roberti, Bailey and Barnum, The Larry Ceballos Girls

Votes: 29

16. Trixie Friganza in My Bag o' Trix (1929)

TV-G | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A vaudeville act. Trixie Friganza performs first a story and then a song. For the story, she wears a wide-brimmed had and a matching diaphanous shawl. She tells of a visit to a friend who ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Star: Trixie Friganza

Votes: 100

17. Green's Twentieth Century Faydettes (1929)

7 min | Short, Musical

A straight vaudeville performance of an all-girl ensemble. The leader is dressed in something like a lord Fauntleroy outfit, and the orchestra members wear matching dresses, with a patch in... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Green's Faydettes, Nina Grey

Votes: 23

18. The Eccentric Entertainer (1929)

8 min | Musical, Short

Popular composer-vaudeville star Sol Violinsky plays a piano and violin simultaneously.

Star: Sol Violinsky

Votes: 28

19. At the Seashore (1929)

9 min | Comedy, Short

Two women on a beach vacation, one a wisecracker and the other "the straight woman," hilariously comment on anything and everything going on around them.

Stars: Ethel Sinclair, Margaret La Marr

Votes: 37

20. Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats (1929)

9 min | Musical, Short

The popular jazz band in performance. The numbers presented include "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "On the Road to Mandalay," "Chinese Dream," "Fanfare" and "Here Comes the Showboat."

Star: Paul Tremaine

Votes: 30

21. Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (1929)

8 min | Short, Musical

Rose Marie, aged five or six, sings three numbers in the Vitaphone sound stage decorated as an elegant drawing room. "Heigh Ho, Everybody, Heigh Ho," "Who Wouldn't Be Jealous of You," and "... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Foy | Star: Rose Marie

Votes: 138

22. The Happy Hottentots (1930)

11 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

Two desperate singers take a job as the singing act in a movie theater between shows. They soon regret their decision.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Joe Frisco, Bob Callahan, Billy Gilbert, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian

Votes: 128

23. Lambchops (1929)

8 min | Comedy, Short

George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 352

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