The Vagabond Lover

Synopsis: College senior Rudy Bronson forms a band with other students and decides to take them to the Long Island home of Ted Grant, his mail order saxophone teacher. Grant and his manager, however, annoyed at Rudy's persistent attempts for admittance, flee to the city. The band makes one last attempt to enter the house by breaking down the door, but they are witnessed by the neighbor, Mrs. Whitehall and her charming niece Jean, who call the police thinking they are burglars. Sport, one of the band members, tells the policeman that Rudy is the famous Ted Grant and lost his key, and Rudy goes along with the deception to avoid jail. Rudy then accepts Mrs. Whitehall's invitation to perform at her upcoming benefit for orphans, because he has fallen in love with Jean. But what will happen, he worries, when Jean finds out the truth.
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Marshall Neilan
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
65 min










Well that's terrible

say Sam keep your mind on your work will

you oh what's the matter now

nothing much it seems the entire bands

out of tune all except you yeah

why are you always picking on me when

you know I can I'll play anyone in the

band that's just the trouble you not

only can but do come on now let's see if

we can all do it together just once why

can't we quit now no use getting too


there's no danger say that guy like

sittin bull' look like a man of action I

could play at a sleep well come on let's

go hey I wonder where Rudy is who cares

he's such a bum sax play he's no Russ

any Ho Chi if he could only play like he

can sing here he comes now if we were

paying salaries I'd be tempted to docq

I'm sorry but I was waiting for this to

arrive look it's a brand new gold-plated

super toned deluxe Ted grant saxophone

listen to these low notes

sounds like he's given himself a bird

that bird reminds me of Fritz Kreisler.

Questers no saxophone player neither is

he hot quit your kidding and let's go

we've wasted enough time already and

let's play it slowly so we can hear

those low notes.




How'd you like that it was great wasn't

it boys

well I've certainly got a hand it to you

Rudy but where did you learn to play the

saxophone like that yeah you weren't

playing like that six months ago I got

it from studying with a greatest

saxophone player of all time from Ted

grant you mean that that mail-order guy

sure why he discovered been burning Ted

Lewis I read all about it in his ads do

you believe everything you read never


he's a remarkable man why it's his

influence that made me practice hours

every day he's a great guy you'll like

why say he's got one of the biggest band

organizations in the country and if we

could only hook up with his outfit ah do

you mean to say a man like Ted grant

would be interested in a small-town

outfit like this why not why he's almost

a personal friend of mine

just see the way he writes to me read

that last paragraph and in concluding

this course let me tell you that at all

times I shall follow your work as my

pupil with heartfelt interest and hope

that you will bring your problems of the

future to me as an old friend cordially

Ted grant imagine it following the work

of all his pupils like that and that is

normal read this


Mr. grant has rented a home in the smart

summer resort of long port Long Island

where hereafter he will spend his idle

hours scanning the work of his pupils as

received by mail in the hope of finding

promising material for the many

profitable positions awaiting the

graduates of the Ted grant

correspondence method well it sounds all

right but how are we going to get to him

I have it we'll jump a train to Long.

Point go right out there and see him

personally and get thrown out or he

wouldn't treat a graduate of the

correspondence course that way why not

leave it to me as leader I know the man

will take our instruments our clothes

we'll go out there and play for him and

I know he'll sign us right up

silly girl now listen Ted about next

week's work work say give me a rest with

you're wasting your talents managing me

you ought to be managing a war on our

sea here Ted you have been the right to

talk to me like that

well you don't appreciate the analogy

that I'm giving you doubling in two

shows with your radio date in your

nightclub work and now the best

money-making proposition that we've had

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James Ashmore Creelman

James Ashmore Creelman (September 21, 1894 – September 18, 1941) was a film writer in Hollywood. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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