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Roof Tops of Manhattan (1935)

Musical performances set in a rooftop nightclub in Manhattan.

Director:

Joseph Henabery

Writers:

George J. Bennett (story), A. Dorian Otvos (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gil Lamb ... Singer and Acrobatic Dancer (as Gilbert Lamb)
Deane Janis Deane Janis ... Singer
Bob Burns ... The Arkansas Traveler
Beverly Phalon Beverly Phalon ... Singer
Jack Conway ... Pa O'Shea
Edith Helena ... Ma O'Shea
Billy Bemis Billy Bemis ... Specialty Dancer
Beverly Bemis Beverly Bemis ... Specialty Dancer
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Storyline

While Ma and Pa O'Shea sit on their Manhattan roof top listening to the radio with their daughter Ellen, their older daughter Mary is with her beau at the Sky High Roof, a fancy nightclub. The couple arrives and sits while singers and dancers perform. Back at the O'Shea's, Ellen leaves for the picture show, but she's actually meeting Nick Lewis, a well-dressed low-life whom Mr. O'Shea dislikes. Nick takes Ellen to another club, the Riviera Roof Garden. We see performers there, as well, including comic Bob Burns. O'Shea decides on a whim to take his wife Maggie to the Riviera to celebrate their anniversary. Will they see Ellen out with Nick? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Musical | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1935-1936 season) #7: Roof Tops of Manhattan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The only known film appearance of Edith Helena. She was an opera star who had a four octave range and could imitate a violin. See more »

Soundtracks

You Can Be Kissed
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Gil Lamb and Dolores Lamb
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Night Club Acts
11 September 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A superior short from Joe Henabery, featuring several good night club acts, including 'Bazooka' Bob Burns a popular performer of the period: a hillbilly Will Rogers with a homemade trombone he called a 'bazooka'. No nightclub ever featured this array of talent, but as a short variety show a lot of fun.


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