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Radio City Revels
" Billie is as beautiful as a seed-catalog tomato"

-- Synopsis: A fun but silly comedy about a dimwitted musical hillbilly genius Lester Robin (Bob Burns) from Arkansas who composes brilliant songs, but only while he is asleep and cannot remember them upon waking. This leads him to be taken by some unscrupulous producers Harry Miller and Billy Shaw (Jack Oakie and Ann Miller) who are constantly trying to get him to go to sleep so they can steal the credit by producing his songs so they can pay the rent. Filmed at Radio City Music Hall and is a Fun film for the entire family.

* A young 14 year old Ann Miller does some of her Tap dancing and Whitey's Lindy Hoppers strut their stuff. Rare dancing of Tiny Bunch (Last Picture, in apron) also appears. Herbert " Whitey" White is also seen in this film as a waiter, carrying a tray of food. Buster West and Melissa " High Kick" West do some interesting solo dancing in the field.

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1937R.K.O.Benjamin Stoloff[DVD | VHS | Try Here]
Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
90 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured Dance (s)Dance Rating
Musical / Comedy / Romance
Whitey's Lindy HoppersLindy Hop / Comedy Tap Very Good

Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Ann Miller (Tap) Hermes Pan (Choreographer)Ann Miller (Billie Shaw)
Buster West (Comedy Dance)Victor Baravalle (musical director)  Bob Burns (Lester Robin)  
Dot Johnson * (Lindy)Joseph Santley (director: musical production)Buster West (Squenchy)  
Eddie Davis * (Lindy) Charles Coleman (Butler) 
Eleanor Watson  * (Lindy) Don Wilson (Radio Announcer) 
Frankie Manning * (Lindy) Hal Kemp (Hal Kemp, Bandleader)
George Greenridge * (Lindy) Helen Broderick (Gertie Shaw)
Lucille Middleton * (Lindy) Herbert White (Waiter)
Melissa Mason (High Kicks) Jack Oakie (Harry Miller)
Mildred Pollard * (Lindy) Jane Froman (Vocalist)
Stumpy * (Lindy) Kenny Baker (Kenny Baker)
Tiny Bunch * (Lindy) Marilyn Vernon (Delia Robin)
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers * (Lindy) Melissa Mason (Lisa)
Radio City Ensemble / Chorus Milton Berle (Teddy Jordan)
  Richard Lane (Crane)
  Victor Moore (Paul Plummer)
   William Brisbane (Mr. Ipswich)

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Lindy Hop Big Apple Mentioned n/a Jitterbug
Tap Dance     Lindy Hop
Chorus Dancing     Rhythm Tap
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
Goodnight, Angel Ann Miller n/a
I'm Taking a Shine to You Bob Burns    
Love, Honor and Ohh Baby Hal Kemp and Orchestra    
Morning Glories in the Moonlight Jane Froman    
My Bonney Lies Over The Ocean (Burns Parody)      
New Moon Over the Old Mill Kenny Baker    
Speak Your Heart Victor Moore    
Swingin' in the Corn      
Take a Tip from a Tulip      
You're the Apple of My Eye You Little Peach      

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July 6, 2006

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