Ben Bernie and All the Lads

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Ben Bernie and All the Lads
Produced by Lee DeForest
Starring Ben Bernie
Oscar Levant
Distributed by DeForest Phonofilm
Release dates 1924-1925
Running time 10 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ben Bernie and All the Lads is a short film made by Lee De Forest in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film features Ben Bernie conducting his band All The Lads, and features pianist Oscar Levant and saxophonist Jack Pettis. At the time of the filming, Ben Bernie and All the Lads were a featured band at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City.

The band and Levant perform songs—or medleys of songs—including:

by composers such as Bernie, George Gershwin, Vincent Youmans, Irving Berlin, and Oscar Hammerstein.

The film was produced by DeForest at his studio in New York City in late 1924 or early 1925, since some of the songs featured were not published until 1924.

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