About the film
orchestra musical short film
Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra
Release Date: July 05, 1928
|Production Companies||:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
"Gus Arnhein and His Coconut Grove Orchestra" is an agreeable short--and one of the earlier Vitaphone released. While the band is just about totally forgotten today, they had a nice sound and are a nice representative of the era. And, like most Vitaphone films of the day, the camera is mostly stationary and there are no fancy effects--just a straight recording of the act--which included several nice songs.