A rare film put out by Twickenham Film Studios which includes many original music hall acts.
One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Dizzy Gillespie dazzled the world with his talent as one of the pioneers of be-bop and Latin jazz, but with his puffed-out cheeks, bent trumpet and quick wit, he also was a great showman.
A tragicomic story of a department store seller.
Depicts the consumerism of the mythical city of Mahagonny, conveying all its ripe decadence. A Hollywood Babylon full of pyramidal towers, carved elephants, commodified sex and licensed gluttony. An opera in three acts, live from the Salzburger Festspiele, 1998. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies. Stage Director: Peter Zadek.
George is a shiftless father and husband, who lets his wife and old mother in law do all the work at his tumbledown farm, preferring to sleep under a tree. His wife finally threatens him into finding a job moving cartons in a warehouse.
Musical comedy set in show-biz milieu.
A story about piano that changes many owners through the decades, now in the possession of girl who tries to master the instrument.
World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer's unrequited love for a dance master's daughter.
Louis Prima, between song numbers, tells how he happened to get a job in a Hollywood cafe playing music while a couple, unrelated to anything else, play a slot machine in the background. This short was reissued in 1944 and again in 1952. Lucille Ball has a bit part. Song numbers include; "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", "Up a Lazy River", "Dinah","Basin Street Blues" and "Johnny Get Your Gun."
The Crown Prince of Malabar dallies with Rosita whilst his people suffer at the hands of cruel Portuguese colonists. Whilst voyaging on a Portuguese ship, the Prince is captured by patriots who are rebelling against the foreign invaders. They are led by a girl called Nisha known as "The Falcon" ("Baaz"). The Prince conceals his identity from Nisha and a romance blossoms between them. Together, they rouse the people, rout the Portuguese and free the Kingdom - but can a commoner marry a Prince ?
Cab Calloway performs at the Cotton Club before he takes his friends down to Harlem for a jitterbug party.
Payu is a humble countryside singer, but when he goes to Bangkok, he gets the chance to become a famous Luktung superstar. However, the glamorous life isn't quite what he expected and perhaps the life upcountry wasn't so bad after all.
Filmed record of a burlesque show, with Sunny Knight ("The Golden Girl of the Golden West") as the headliner.
A surreal and crude flash animation created by Neil Cicirega when he was 13, most notable for being the first video of the Animutation genre.
A pair of short ballets, written for the screen, filmed and performed by artists of the Georgian SSR. In color, with narration.