Monday, March 26, 2012

"Stand Up and Cheer" — Mitchell and Durant

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Here's a rather amazing oddity, two politicians discussing an issue as though they lived in some parallel knockabout universe. According to its YouTube poster, Ambrosia Voyeur: "Frank Mitchell as Senator Danforth and Jack Durant as Senator Short resolve their rivalry through comic vaudevillian tussling. From the 1934 film Stand Up and Cheer, the working title of which was Fox Follies." Thanks to Drew Richardson and Randy Kovitz for the link!

Having already written the above, I did a quick Google search, which revealed that vaudeville historian Trav S.D. beat me to the punch with this one in his Travalanche post about Mitchell & Durant from last May. Still, well worth repeating!

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