Soundie: "The Singing Telegram Song"

Picture of The Singing Telegram

Today's Soundie is called "The Singing Telegram Song".  This was filmed in June of 1941 and features Johnny Downs on vocals along with Will Osbourne and His Orchestra.  Will and the band don't make an appearance in this one.

This is just a classic, simple story told through song.  An older, rich gentleman hires a singer (Downs) to deliver a message of love to a beautiful blonde bombshell (played by Etheldreda Leopold).  I could tell you the ending, but I don't want to ruin it for you.

The song itself is a catchy one and Johnny Downs does a good job with the vocals.  As a child, Downs was a member of "The Little Rascals" and would go on to have a decent career as an entertainer.

After viewing this, the biggest question I have is ... Did that older gentleman get a refund?


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