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Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Cantor - Appearance in Revue Scenes
Helen Morgan - Appearance in Revue Scenes
Rudy Vallee - Appearance in Revue Scenes
Dan Healy ...
Kaye Renard ...
Edward Crandall ...
Barbara (as Olive Shea)
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Hughes
Singing and Dancing Chorus of Seventy-Five Glorified Beauties ...
Chorus Members


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






Release Date:

7 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glorificação da Beleza  »

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(Raymond Rohauer print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)


| (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan and Rudy Vallee are listed early in the credits, and are NOT in the comprehensive cast list presented later. Because of this, the IMDb cast list uses all actor names in order of being printed in the credits. See more »


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There Must Be Somebody Waiting for Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Copyright 1929 by Donaldson, Douglas & Gumble
Performed by Mary Eaton and the Ziegfeld chorus girls
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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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