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An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)

Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.

Director:

John G. Adolfi

Writers:

Sidney D. Mitchell (as Sidney Mitchell), Archie Gottler | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otis Skinner ... Mr. Warner Bros. Pictures
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures
Betty Jane Graham ... Little Miss Vitaphone
Loretta Young ... Herself
Walter Pidgeon ... Himself
Sidney Blackmer ... Himself
Claudia Dell ... Herself
Evalyn Knapp ... Herself
James Rennie ... Himself
Louise Fazenda ... Herself
Fred Kohler ... Himself
Leon Janney ... Himself
Walter Huston ... Himself
Ona Munson ... Herself
Lawrence Gray ... Himself
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Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures and their precocious offspring, Little Miss Vitaphone, host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, attended by most of the major players and song writers under contract to WB at that time.

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Genres:

Short | History | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una cena intima celebrando el 25 aniversario de Warner Bros See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Legandary stage actor Otis Skinner's only surviving sound film. See more »

Quotes

Little Miss Vitaphone: [Introducing guests at dinner] Oh look!
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Crazy Credits

All the guest stars are identified verbally by Betty Jane Graham as she introduces them. She also mentions the new song "In Memory of You." See more »

Connections

References The Dawn Patrol (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by an offscreen chorus when Burke and Dubin are being introduced
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an odd curio that could have been better
20 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I am not a huge fan of short films from the 20s and 30s unless they are comedies. However, when I saw this on TCM, I still watched it because I was excited about seeing a film that was essentially a commercial extolling the wonders of Warner Brothers. That's because I wanted to see their stars and see how they looked when they were young. Well, unfortunately, I noticed that in 1930, they had very few stars anyone would recognize today. I am really good at film trivia and there were several I simply didn't recognize and many who I did recognize but knew them only as small-time actors. Plus, three of their biggest stars weren't in this short and they simply showed photos of them and inserted fake letters from them to the audience. Not having John Barrymore, George Arliss and Richard Barthelmess was a real disappointment and the audience had to be content to watch a few small-time actors (with the exceptions of Loretta Young, Walter Huston and a couple lesser stars, who were in the film). The film's structure was also something I myself didn't like--having the film star a small child called "Miss Vitaphone". Yes, I understood the significance--Vitaphone was the new unit from Warners responsible for sound pictures. But, I'm not much of a fan of precocious children.

All-in-all, this is a curio and that is all--and not a very interesting one at that.


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