This is my listing of Borrah Minevitch Movies and Movie shorts...

Updated: 27 December 2008


Borrah Minevitch Movies and Movie shorts

Movie

Year

Player(s)

Actor(s)

Actres(ses)

A Boston Star 1923 Borrah Minevitch Himself Non
Plot Outline:
Borrah Minevitch, billed as the World's Champion Harmonicist, performs in a short film made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process.
Directed by:
Lee De Forest
Cinematography by:
Lee De Forest
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Sound Mix: De Forest Phonofilm
Trivia:
This film premiered with 17 other short films made in the DeForest Phonofilm process at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on 15 April 1923.
Boyhood Days 1929 Borrah Minevitch Short / Musical Unknown
Copy right information:
Director: Joseph Santley
2 reels, sound.
Copy right: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation; Jan. 25, 1929; MP 5776.
Finn and Caddie (Short) 1931 Borrah Minevitch and Harmonica Rascals Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
1 reel, sound.
Credits: Written and Directed by Aubrey Scotto; Staged by Max E. Hayes.
Copy right: Paramount Publix Corporation; Oct. 19, 1931; LP 2584.
In my collection.
Where's that Tiger (short) 1933 Borrah Minevitch and Harmonica Rascals Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
1 reel, sound.
Credits: Theme song, Borrah Minevitch (sic)
Copy right: Paramount Productions, Inc; Dec. 21, 1933; MP 4493.
In my collection.
My Shawl (short) 1933 Stand-in Harmonica Players Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
Non available.
In my collection.
Boxcar Rhapsody (short) 1933 Borrah Minevitch and stand-in Harmonica Players Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
Director, Josef Berne; Producer, Sam Coslow
Copy Right: R.C.M. Production, Inc. (an Official Films presentation).
In my collection.
Out Camping (short) 1933 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Leo Diamond - Ernie Morris - Johnny Puleo - Harold Leighton - Al Brydorf - Irvin Crane - Mike Chimes - Louis Feldman Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
Director, Roy Mack; Photography, E.B. Du Par
A subsidiary of Warner-Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copy Right: Vitaphone Corporation, 1933, 1587.
In my collection.
Talent Scout (short) 1933 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Leo Diamond - Ernie Morris - Johnny Puleo - Harold Leighton - Al Furbish - Irvin Crane - Louis Feldman Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
Director, Roy Mack; Photography, E.B. Du Par; Story, A. Dorian Otvos.
A subsidiary of Warner-Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copy Right: Vitaphone Corporation, 1933.
In my collection.
Lazy Bones (Animation) 1934 Borrah Minevitch Borrah Minevitch Unknown
Copy right information:
1 reel, sound.
Credits: Director, Dave Fleischer; Animation, Willard Bpwski - David Tendl
Copy right: Paramount Productions, Inc; Apr. 13, 1934; MP 4703.
Minevitch and his Rascals perform the song 'Lazy Bones' on an elaborate set of harmonicas, some of which are quite large and have multiple octave ranges.
Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals 1935 Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals Unknown
Copy right information:
2 reels, sound.
Credits: Director, Roy Mack; Story, A. Dorion Otvos.
Copy right: The Vitaphone Corporation, Oct. 28, 1935; MP 5390.
One in a Million 1937 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Harold Leighton - Alex Novelle - Ernie Morris - Al Furbish - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman Don Ameche Sonja Henie
Copy right information:
8.437 feet, sound.
Credits: Director, Sidney Landfield; Story and screenplay, Leonard Praskins and Mark Kelly; Music Director, Louis Silvers.
Copy right: 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation; Jan. 1, 1937; LP 7143.
In my collection
Love under Fire 1937 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Leo Diamond - Alex Novelle - Ernie Morris - Al Furbish - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman John Carradine Frances Drake
Copy right information:
6.807 feet, sound. Based on a play by Walter Hackett
Credits: Director, George Marshall; Screenplay, Gene Fowler, Allen Rivkin and Ernest Pascal; Musical Director, Arthur Lange
Copy right: 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation; Aug. 20, 1937; LP 7720.
In my collection. (low quality picture)
Rascals 1938 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Leo Diamond - Alex Novelle - Ernie Morris - Al Furbish - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman - Harry Feinberg - Harry Hier Robert Wilcox Jane Withers
Copy right information:
6.900 feet, sound.
Credits: Director, H. Bruce Humberstxe; Original screenplay, Robert Ellis and Helen Logan; Music Director, Samuel Kaylin.
Copy right: 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation; May. 20, 1938; LP 8288.
In my collection.
Tom Turkey and his Harmonica Humdingers 1940 (colour) Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals Animation Animation
Copy right information:
Loew's Inc. c. 1940 Presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 665 feet, sound, Colour. (an MGM Cartoon) a Hugh Harman Production.
Credits: Director, Technicolor. (sic).
Copy right: Loew's Inc.; June 13, 1940; MP 10310.
In my collection.
Romance and Rhythm (Viaphone short)) 1940 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Richard Hayman - Dominic Quagenti - Ernie Morris - Phil Thompson - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman - Frank Marquis Unknown Unknown
Copy right information:
10 minutes, sound; Melody Master.
Credits: Director, Lloyd French.
Copy right: The Vitaphone Corporation; Feb. 23, 1940; MP 10063.
Hitparade of 1941 (aka Romance and Rhythm)) 1940 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Richard Hayman - Dominic Quagenti - Ernie Morris - Phil Thompson - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman - Frank Marquis Phil Silvers Ann Miller
Copy right information:
10 reels, sound.
Credits: Associate Producer, Sol C. Siegel; Director, John H. Auer; Original screenplay, Bradford Ropes, F. Hughes Herbert and Maurice Leo; Music, Jules Styne; Music Director, Cy Feuer, Walter Scharf, Gene Rose; Photographer, Jack Marta; Film editor, William Morgan.
Applicant author: Republic Pictures Productions, Inc.
Copy right: Republic Pictures Corporation; Oct. 15, 1940; LP 10075.
In my collection. (low quality picture)
Always in my Heart 1942 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Richard Hayman - Dominic Quagenti - Ernie Morris - Ray Tankersley - Johnny Puleo - Frank Marquis - Phil Thompson - Louis Feldman - Maurice Fineman Walter Houston Kay Francis
Copy right information:
90 minutes, sound.
A Warner Bros. First National Picture
Suggested by a play, by Dorothy Bennett and Irving White
Credits: Associate Producers, Walter MacEven and William Jacobs; Director, Jo Graham; Original screenplay, Adele Comandini; Music, H. Roemheld; Music Director, Leo F. Forbstein; Orchestral arrangements, Frank Perkins; Film editor, Thomas Pratt.
Copy right: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; Feb. 24, 1942; LP 11137.
Music: "The Lady In Red" (1935).
("Always in My Heart (Siempre En Mi Corazon)" (1942).
"Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C Sharp Minor" (1847).
In my collection.
Tramp, tramp, tramp 1942 Borrah Minevitch - Abe Diamond - Dominic Quagenti - Ray Tankersley - Ernie Morris - Phil Thompson - Johnny Puleo - Louis Feldman - Maurice Fineman - Bill Mc Bride - Frank Marquis Jackie Gleason Florence Rice
Copy right information:
7 reels, sound.
Credits: Producer, Walace MacDonald; Director, Charles Barton; Story, Shannon Day, Hal Braham and Marian Grant; Adaptation and screenplay, Harry Rebuas and Ned Dandy; Film editor, William Lyon.
Copy right: Columbia Pictures Corporation; March. 10, 1942; LP 11116.
Harmonica School (2 Copy rights) 1943 Borrah Minevitch - Dave Doucette - Carl Ford - Ben Burley - Ernie Morris - Hugh 'Pud' McCaskey - Sammy Ross - Etto Manieri - Pat Marquis - Frank Marquis - Bill McBride Stand-ins Stand-ins
First Copy right information:
10 minutes, sound. (Melody Master).
Credits: Director, Jean Negulesco. Copy right: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; Jan. 25, 1943; MP 13216.
Second Copy right information:
10 minutes, sound. black and white, 35mm. (Melody Master Bands).
Credits: Director, Jean Negulesco. Copy right: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; Dec. 2, 1947; MP 2539.
Song titles:
1. "Always In My Heart"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
2. "Begin the Beguine"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
3. "American Patrol"
Written by F.W. Meacham
4. "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
5. "The Red, White and Blue"
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
All performed by Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals
Title Information from www.imdb.com.
In my collection.

Top Man 1943 Dave Doucette - Carl Ford - Ben Burley - Ernie Morris - Leo Friedman - Sammy Ross - Dick Ryder - Bill McBride - Frank Marquis Donald O'Connor Susanna Foster
Copy right information:
9 reels, sound.
Credits: Producer, Milton Schwarzwald; Director, Charles Lamont; Original story, Ken Goldsmith; Screenplay, Zachary Gold; Film editor, Paul Landres.
Copy right: Universal Pictures Corporation, Inc.; Sept. 24, 1943; LP 11285.
In my collection.
Je Suis de la Revue 1949 Frank Marquis - Johnny Puleo - Walt Miller - Gus Miller - Lucien Monnerat - Mario Vial - Jimmy Curtale Various Artists Various Artists
Copy right information:
80 minutes, sound.
Franco-Italian Co-production. Italian title, "Botta e Risposta." Credits: Production, Dino de Laurentis. French version revised by Films Georges Muller, Paris.
This movie was shown for the first time in France at the Lynx Movie House, Paris June 18, 1951. Copy right: Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs & Editors de Musique.
Additional information, Artists:
Suzy Delair; Nino Tarento; Katherine Dunham's Ballets; Fernandel; Louis Armstrong and the All Stars; Aime Barelli and his Orchestra; The Nicholas Brothers, Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals and Trio Vera Cruz.
In my collection.

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