[78-L] Penny Points To Paradise

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Tue May 10 22:35:16 PDT 2011

Thanks for this, Julian. Can I lift most of your review? I'll give you 
credit in the next edition of the Hawaiian discog, which I'm still 
adding to and pecking away at. I'm hoping a publisher will pick it up 
and we'll eventually actually see it out in hardback.
Let me know.


On 5/10/2011 9:38 AM, Julian Vein wrote:
> Just been watching this film from 1951, which was recently shown on Sky
> Arts 2. Before I watched it, the title seemed familiar although I knew
> I'd never seen it.
> Watching the opening credits I realised why the title was familiar--the
> cast included Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders, who are
> featured briefly. I suddenly remembered reading about the film in the
> notes to a Harlequin Mendelssohn CD.
> The film features an early appearance by the Goons and is pretty dire
> with a threadbare plot, padded out with sketches, one of which is
> brilliant, the rest much less than that.
>       Julian Vein
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