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Chasing Rainbows (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  23 February 1930 (USA)
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The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. ... See full summary »

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The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. The spectacular dancing ensembles and colorful costumes and pulchritude on-stage offers a contrasting background to the drabness of the backstage, where joy, sorrow, tragedies, deception, and romance are intertwined. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll laugh and cheer at this great picture! (original ad) See more »


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In its original format, the film contained a great deal of 2-strip Technicolor footage which, unfortunately, is either lost or unavailable at the present time; this includes the "Happy Days Are Here Again" finale. See more »

Quotes

Bonnie: In five minutes, I'll have you as sober as I am.
[stumbles into clothes rack, knocking it over]
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Love Ain't Nothin' but the Blues
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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Joe Goodwin
Sung by Charles King
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middling; suffers from missing sequences
14 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any film that starts out with a passenger train chugging across the countryside, followed by a full ensemble rendition of Ager-and-Yellen's "Happy Days Are Here Again" can't be all bad. Sadly, this great old song is presented only in fragmentary form at the beginning to set the tone for a story about a traveling theatrical troupe; later, when the time comes for a full- length version, we learn from an insert that the sequence has been lost, a blow which this backstager cannot survive. (Imagine Golddiggers of 1935 without "Lullabye of Broadway.) There is a decent Ager-Yellen ballad ("Lucky Me, Lovable You," crooned impeccably by Charles King) and a couple of comedy numbers put over with gusto by the scenery-chewing Marie Dressler. The plot (girl-loves-boy-who-loves-other-girls) moves too slowly and far too much time is spent on Dressler's vaudevillian comic routines with her frequent screen partner Polly Moran. The two were real crowd pleasers back in the day, which only shows how much tastes have changed. Their shtick is occasionally funny but not funny enough to justify twenty minutes of footage. Jack Benny is very good as the level-headed stage manager who holds the troupe together and Charles King acts almost as well as he sings. The delicate Bessie Love has a strange, extended scene in which she breaks into grimacing, demented laughter which veers into crying and then back into laughter.


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