Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

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(above) Dance troupe the Fanchonettes in the 1935 short film Pirate Party on Catalina Isle, filmed in Technicolor. Marion Davies, Erroll Flynn, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Mickey Rooney and other Hollywood stars and future stars make cameo appearances. The above pic is evidently a screen shot from the Anchors Aweigh number in which the music is performed by Eddie Peabody and Rue Tyler’s Banjo Band. Other songs used in the film’s production numbers include Avalon, The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money), (We’re Gonna Have) Smooth Sailing, and Twelfth Street Rag.

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Complete film:

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Soundtrack credits, adapted from IMDb:

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The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money) (m. Harry Warren, w. Al Dubin)

The song was introduced by Ginger Rogers and chorus in Gold Diggers of 1933. In 1935, it was one of several songs used in Pirate Party on Catalina Isle where it is sung by an unidentified male vocal group, with dancing by The Fanchonettes.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. cynthia
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 00:22:46

    What a cheerful little tune, thanks for including it!

    Reply

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