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Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  7 December 1929 (USA)
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The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Eaton ...
Gloria Hughes
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Himself - Appearance in Revue Scenes
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Herself - Appearance in Revue Scenes
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Himself - Appearance in Revue Scenes
Dan Healy ...
'Miller'
Kaye Renard ...
'Mooney'
Edward Crandall ...
Buddy
Gloria Shea ...
Barbara (as Olive Shea)
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Hughes
Singing and Dancing Chorus of Seventy-Five Glorified Beauties ...
Themselves
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Storyline

Gloria, Barabara and Buddy are working at the sheet music counter in a New York department store. On a trip of the whole store, Gloria, who's in love with Buddy, is spotted by vaudeville hoofer Miller, whom his partner Mooney, like her predecessors, has just left. Miller tours with Gloria and both are spotted by Ziegfeld's talent scouts, just before they were splitting up, leaving Gloria with a contract giving Miller a part of her earnings in the next few years. Gloria becomes the star of a new Ziegfeld production, but Barbara, who has been pining for buddy for quite a while, seems to have more luck with him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

7 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glorificação da Beleza  »

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(Raymond Rohauer print)

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(Western Electric System)

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| (2-strip Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fanny Brice, Will Rogers and Marilyn Miller were scheduled to make cameo appearances in this film. But since Brice was appearing in a play by Ziegfeld rival David Belasco, Miller was under contract to Warner Bros. and Rogers under contract to Fox, they did not appear in the film. See more »


Soundtracks

What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Helen Morgan
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User Reviews

Interesting story, phenominal presentation.

The opening sequence of the picture is quite a sight to see, the way it was edited, the positioning of the sets and actors featured in the opening, and to top it all off, a few short clips from Ziegfeld's best known music from his best known music numbers (including "A Pretty Girl is like a Melody"). The rest is for all of you to see. It is available from Alpha Video and maybe a few public-domain distributors (do not expect to find it on DVD, it is a fairly rare film and I was lucky to get mine). The scenes that were shot in Technicolor are somewhat visible if you squint real, real hard. This is a 75 year old picture we're talking about here, it's amazing how much footage of Technicolor has survived since then, because there is so little of it. I originally purchased this picture to see what it's Technicolor sequences look like. I was very suprised though with how it turned out to be. Whoever did the choreography for this picture was a genius because the dancing is very well done. Adding it to your collection (whether or not you chose to do so) will certainly be worth your money.


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