>The Year’s BIG Laugh, Music and Girl Show! of 1937

>So we watched A Day at the Races (1937) the other night. Lily liked it. There was one image that caught my attention because it is just so weird.

This shot comes during the big song and dance number at the Blue Venetian Waters (some kind of cabaret/night club). The singers are on a boat and the boat moves slowly toward the camera until the singers exit the bottom of the frame. The camera does not follow the singers but stays on the fountain. I don’t know why they chose to do this, but it certainly created a briefly funny visual moment. I don’t think the humor was intentional even though the film is a comedy. Anyway, I laughed.

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