Red Hot Rhythm (1930)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Anita Garvin, the willowy brunette comedienne who graced many a Laurel & Hardy comedy, once remarked with a mixture of pride and sarcasm that she'd been in "the worst film ever directed by Leo McCarey."Red Hot Rhythm isn't quite as bad as Garvin remembered, but it certainly isn't representative of McCarey at his best. Alan Hale heads the cast as a duplicitous songwriter who makes his living stealing the tunes of others and passing them off as his own. He makes the mistake of his life, however, when he double-crosses heroine Katherine Crawford. Nominal leading man Walter O'Keefe later became a popular Los Angeles radio and TV host.

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music, behind-the-scenes, plagiarism, rhythm