Stand Up and Cheer!

Synopsis: President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Hamilton MacFadden
Production: Fox Film Corporation
68 min

Mr. Secretary,

deeply mindful of the solemnity-

- Uh- Uh-

I'm deeply mindful of the solemnity...

- of the occasion.

- How many assistant secretaries will you appoint?

Twelve- radio, drama, motion picture,

circus, vaudeville, dancing-

- Circus Department, Avenue A. See Mr. Wertzel.

- Thank you.

- First tenor.

- Mr. Bagwell on the audition stage.

Oh,just a moment!

Mr. Butler has the tenors.

Low-voiced crooner.

See Mr. Butcher somewhere

in the music building.

Mr. Butcher.


Upstage, everybody!

- Upstage.!

- Look here, Dinwiddle, this has got to stop.

Everywhere I go, actors, acrobats.

They're driving me crazy.

- I shall compose-

- They storm me on the streets, in my car.

You've gotta do something.

I place the burden on your shoulders.

It's a burden I shall bear

with fortitude, sir.

Uh, vigilance. "Vigilance. "

That shall be my watchword.

Uh- Uh-

I shall have a slogan.

Of course, you know, they're

counting on Mr. Cromwell and myself...

to pull this country out of the red.

- Quite a job.

- Yes, indeed.

Am I correct in assuming that over here

a fellow gets into debt...

he keeps his accounts in red ink?

- That's right.

- When he gets out of debt, he changes them to black ink?

- Yes.

- Oh! Hence the expression, "Out of the red. "

- That's the idea.

- Oh, very amusing.

I must buy myself some red ink.

- Good morning, Mr. Secretary.

- Oh, hello, Arthur.

- Not much like your New York office.

- Well, this is the gingerbread.

The entire first floor

is part of the show.

Upstairs we have offices

that look like offices.


I want to impress upon

you assistant secretaries...

- and Miss-

- Adams. Mary Adams.

You appointed me head of

the children's division last week.


I wanna say that the splendid

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Lew Brown

Lew Brown (born Louis Brownstein, December 10, 1893 – February 5, 1958) was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. He wrote lyrics for many of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the day, including Albert Von Tilzer, Con Conrad, and Harold Arlen. He was one third of a successful songwriting and music publishing team with Ray Henderson and Buddy DeSylva from 1925 until 1929. Brown also wrote or co-wrote several Broadway shows. more…

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