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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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Complete credited cast:
Mary Eaton ...
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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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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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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 »

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Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
(1919) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by a chorus in the opening montage
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16 January 1999 | by (Baltimore, Md) – See all my reviews

This film may be a bit creaky, but still it is very satisfying to watch. I DID NOT need the fast forward button. To see a filmed performance of a probably pared down Ziegfield Show was an enjoyable experience overall. The music and the dance scenes were excellently executed and are a treat. Many of the principals had very limited film exposure afterwards, especially Mary Eaton and Dan Healy The specialties by Cantor and Vallee were also good, But, it was a pure thrill to see Helen Morgan singing, "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man"!!


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