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|Directed by||Leigh Jason|
|Produced by|| Meyer Davis (associate producer)|
Monroe Shaff (producer)
|Written by||Burnet Hershey (writer)|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|20 minutes (USA)|
Bubbling Over is a 1934 American musical comedy short film directed by Leigh Jason. The film includes various negative stereotypes.It is extant.
Samson Peabody is the janitor in an apartment building where he and his wife Ethel live with a large crowd of Samson's freeloading relatives. When more relatives come to stay, Ethel throws them out. A scheming occupant of the building reads Samson's mail and poses as a clairvoyant predicting the events of the letter; the arrival of Samson's rich Uncle for dinner. However, the Uncle is a penniless lunatic (imagining himself to be The Emperor Jones) and a pickpocket. He steals the chicken of the dinner, several watches of the guests, the clairvoyant's crystal ball and in the final scene, all the clothes of the people in the room.
Ethel Waters was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, swing, and pop music on the Broadway stage and in concerts. She began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters notable recordings include "Dinah", "Stormy Weather", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Heat Wave", "Supper Time", "Am I Blue?", "Cabin in the Sky", "I'm Coming Virginia", and her version of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was the first African American to star on her own television show and the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
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