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The Five Locust Sisters (1928)

The title performers (four singers and a pianist) perform two popular songs.
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Four of The Five Locust Sisters are the harmonizing vocalists while the fifth unseen sister is the piano accompanist. Against a simple backdrop, the sisters perform "Get Out and Get Under the Moon", with the simplicity of the setting making the audience focus instead on the harmony of the voices. Moving to a parlor setting with pianist Mathilda Locust now seen, the harmonizing sisters perform "My Pet". Written by Huggo

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Soundtracks

Get Out and Get Under the Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Larry Shay
Lyrics by Charles Tobias and William Jerome
Performed by The Five Locust Sisters
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Practically impossible to rate
12 October 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is a short which features the old act of The Five Locust Sisters singing two songs on stage. While this style of film seems very dated today, in its day this film was meant as an experimental film, as MGM was working on perfecting a sound system.

My score of 2 might be a bit deceiving and I really struggled with coming up with a rating for this very early sort sound film. In 1928, this must have been a moderately interesting film but today it is practically unwatchable. This isn't because the sound quality is poor (in fact, for a sound film this old, it was amazingly good), but because the songs were just awful and most anyone listening to these singers today might be tempted to either commit suicide or throw something at their television! As a historical curio, it's invaluable. As entertainment, its less interesting than watching lint form in your belly button!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1928 (USA) See more »

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Mono (MovieTone)

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1.33 : 1
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