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Groovie Movie (1944)

Short | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A boogie-woogie piano introduces what purports to be a jitterbug lesson, starring prize winner Arthur Walsh, his partner Jean Phelps-Veloz, and then later various other couples. We start with steps imported from other dances, like the ...See moreA boogie-woogie piano introduces what purports to be a jitterbug lesson, starring prize winner Arthur Walsh, his partner Jean Phelps-Veloz, and then later various other couples. We start with steps imported from other dances, like the waltz, then sped up. Next Walsh and Jean show some basic steps, but the movements are too swift for the narrator to describe them or the viewer to learn how to do them. By the end, various couples (all but a pair of briefly-seen children are white), including some comic ones, give a high-speed demonstration as the music rocks and swings. These are hep cats. Pete Smith's narration is full of slang. Written by See less
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Joe Ansen (screenplay) | Jameson Brewer (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 19, 1944

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Feb 19, 1944 (United States)

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9 cast members
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Pete Smith
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Buster Brodie
Piano Player (uncredited) Piano Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Ford
Self (dancer) (uncredited) Self (dancer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Saggau
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Lennie Smith
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Irene Thomas
Self (dancer) (uncredited) Self (dancer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Vaughn-Smith
Self (dancer) (uncredited) Self (dancer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Veloz
Self (main girl dancer) (uncredited) Self (main girl dancer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Walsh
Self (main boy dancer) (uncredited) Self (main boy dancer) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 96 votes