Show Kids (1935)

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It's the Depression, and the vaudeville house, the Palace Theater, is not able to stay afloat. The proprietor, Mr. Jenkins, grudgingly let's his 12-year-old son stage a kiddie show that draws in the crowds.



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24 May 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Show Kids (1935)

** (out of 4)

Technicolor short has a theatre owner losing all of his business so he turns it over to his 12-year-old son who has a plan on getting people back in the seats. This is a mildly charming film that has several dance and singing sequences all being done by young kids. The music and songs are decent at best but the film has a rather strange tone to it that makes it rather hard to watch. The kids, all very young, are dressed like you'd expect to see adults meaning that they are wearing clothing to show off their bodies and I just found this pretty disturbing to watch. There's a scene of Tarzan and Jane like characters doing various tricks but the fact that both are nearly nude just sat wrong with me and I really couldn't enjoy the film because of this.


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5 January 1935



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