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Radio Scout

 

Release Date: 1934

Running time: (Vitaphone short - 2 reels)

Director: Ralph Staub

Additional information: release 1724-1725 WC

 

Introduction: We have been unable to find a copy of this short film although we have a captured song sequence. Bob Nolan & Tim Spencer's "Moonlight on the Prairie" has been altered to fit the plot and we hear the four Sons of the Pioneers sing it as "Moonlight in the Valley". The short was originally filmed as "Hill Billy" but was released in 1934 as "Radio Scout".


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Plot Summary

Production and Publicity Stills

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Captured Stills

Video

 

Credits
 

Cast:

El Brendel

Joan Wheeler

Russell Simpson

Howard Hickman


Songs: (from cue sheets courtesy of Laurence Zwisohn)
Moonlight in the Valley (Bob Nolan / Tim Spencer)

1. She'll be Comin 'Round the Mountain

2. I Like Mountain Music

3. The Dying Cowboy

4. Little Brown Jug

5. turkey in the Straw

6. Shuffle off to Buffalo

7. By a Waterfall

8. Oh Dem Golden Slippers

9. Forty Second Street

 

Plot: El Brendel, in the character of an on-location radio announcer, hides behind a tree listening to the Sons of the Pioneers singing Moonlight in the Valley. One at a time, each one of the Pioneers is "shot" and falls over dramatically until only Len is left singing. When he, too, is shot, Brendel exclaims in a heavy Swedish accent, "They’re all good singers but they don’t last long!"

 

Captured Stills

 

 

Left: El Brendel talking to his radio producer on his telephone or walkie talkie

Right: The four Sons of the Pioneers singing "Moonlight in the Valley".

 

 

Production and Publicity Stills

 

Pseudo-Swedish comedian, Elmer Brendel

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Posters

 

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