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Groovie Movie

" Get Off Your Rusty Dusty -- These Hep-Cats sure know how to Jitterbug! ... SOLID!!!"

Synopsis:
     This is the Pete Smith Comedy INFORMATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL Movie done in the 1940's. A boogie-woogie piano introduces what purports to be a jitterbug lesson. It attempts to explain the various aspects of swing but always with a bit of comedy. It's very funny as well as some good dancing. 

* Features:
     This film is totally all Jitterbug/Lindy/West Coast Swing and almost entirely showing dancing. This scene features Hollywood Style West Coast Swing / Lindy / Jitterbug dance legends such as Jean-Veloz, Lenny Smith, Arthur Walsh and more.

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1/19/1944 M.G.M. (Western Electric) Will Jason | Pete Smith DVD | VHS | Blu-Ray

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10 minutes USA English Black and White

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Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Dance | Comedy  | Music | Educational
Arthur Walsh | Jean Phelps-Veloz West Coast Swing | aka Hollywood Style Excellent

Known Dancers

Choreographers

Actors / Actresses

Arthur Walsh (w/ Jean)Arthur Walsh ... See Dancers
Betty Lou Walker   Pete Smith (Narrator)
Charles "Chuck/Gossomer" Saggau (w/ Thomas)   Buster Phillips (Piano Player)
Dorothy Ford    
Irene Thomas (w/ Saggau)    
Kay Vaughn - Smith (w/ Lennie)    
Jean Phelps-Veloz    
Lennie Smith (w/ Kay)    

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Jitterbugn/a n/a Jitterbug
Acrobatic     Vintage West Coast Swing
Comedy Dance      
Vintage West Coast Swing      

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Posters / Lobby Cards

One O'clock Jump (Dorsey) Max Terr (Musical Score) n/a
  Jimmy Dorsey    
  The Ted Duncan Orchestra    
       
       
       
       

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recording(s) / Soundtracks

Similar Films

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a "Marines in the Making" (Pete Smith Specialty) n/a
   "Menu" (Pete Smith Specialty)  
   Radio Hams - Film (Pete Smith Specialty)  
    So You Want To Be a Dectetive - Joe McDoakes  
    Swapping Shoes (Pete Smith Specialty)  
    Swing Rhythm (Pathe)  

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