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Prisoner of Swing

-- Synopsis: King Rudolph declares that swing music will be outlawed once he is crowned. Mr. Razzenstill (Hal Leroy) who looks exactly like King Rudolph is a saxophonist and dancer who specializes in swing music, comes to the kingdom of Sulvania to look for a job. At a ball to celebrate his upcoming coronation, king Rudolph is kidnapped by swing music lovers, and Mr. Razzenstill takes the king's place.

* A pretty good Vitaphone Short film. Hal LeRoy stars in this film along with Lindy Hop legends Al Minns, Leon James and Frankie Manning.

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1938Vitaphone Short Roy Mack
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Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
22 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured DanceDance Rating
Musical Short
Hal LeRoyLindy Hop Very Good
Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Al Minns n/aAl Fields
Frankie Manning Bruce Evans
Gae Foster Girls (Palace Dancers)  Eddie Foy Jr. (Dantsau)  
Hal LeRoy Hal LeRoy (King Rudolph / Mr. Razzenstill) 
Leon James  June Allyson (Princess)
   Percy Helton (Messenger)
  Ruth Dryden

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Lindy Hop n/a n/a Jitterbug
      Lindy Hop
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
Bei Mir Bist Du Schö n Lester Cole Singers (Palace Singers) Prisoner of Swing
By a Waterfall      

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November 11, 2005

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