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  • Cantor At His Best

    • Mike Dudnikov
    • 1/9/12

    A wonderful song filled movie led by Eddie Cantor. About a decade before The Eddie Cantor Story came out, this was in essence Eddie's own attempt at telling his life story and recreating for the viewer an era of show biz. Cantor is in top form here, prancing joyfully across a stage and singing up a storm. The Apostle of Pep shows why he garnered that title. Singing great songs like The Curse of an Aching Heart, I Don't Want to Get Well, I Want a Girl Just like the Girl, Whoopee and Alabamy Bound, Eddie thrills the audience, and humorous moments abound as well. George Murphy is very good as Eddie's partner, especially when singing a song called They're Wearing 'em Higher in Hawaii, during which he expertly skewers a heckler. Murphy also sings It Had to Be You, and shows why only Astaire and Kelly and perhaps Donald O'Conner were better song and dance men. Joan Davis is also fine and seems to be prepping for her soon to be role opposite Cantor in If You Knew Susie. Georgie Jessel was supposed to appear in this film in a cameo role, but for some reason that did not occur. However a little of Mr. Jessel remains when late in the movie Nancy Kelly sings the lovely romantic ballad You May Not Remember, which Jessel wrote. Eddie shows us an era when performers had to dodge stage managers trying to yank newcomers and those of questionable talent off the stage with large hooks. Also to be avoided were the fruit and vegetables thrown by disgruntled audiences. Cantor leads us to believe that this was how he came upon his leaping, jumping manic style on the stage, avoiding those twin threats so as to keep on performing. Also the films funniest sequence comes about when Eddie is for moment beseiged with nicer projectiles that he seeks to retain. That's as much as I'll say to preserve the comic moment for the film goer. If you like comedy, song and cleverness this movie will please you. And if you are a Cantor fan, be assured this is one of his best.

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    • Curtis
    • 6/29/06

    Im not big on musicals and things of that sort, however i run into a few that i enjoy. I really enjoy this movie and would like to be able to own it. If you havent had a chance to watch this movie....well i hope that tcm plays it again soon. This is coming from a 20 year old college student athlete.

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