Ben Bernie and All the Lads
|Ben Bernie and All the Lads|
|Produced by||Lee DeForest|
|Distributed by||DeForest Phonofilm|
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:
- "Tea for Two"
- "Rose Marie"
- "Lady Be Good"
- "Tell Her in the Springtime"
- "Sweet Georgia Brown"
- "Indian Love Call"
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.
- Ben Bernie and All the Lads at IMDB
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