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Sally (1929)

TV-G | | Musical | 12 January 1930 (USA)
Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

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(author of Ziegfeld's musical comedy), (screen version)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Alexander Gray ...
Blair Farell
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Grand Duke Connie
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'Pops' Shendorff
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Ten Brock
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
John Farell
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Roue
Ethel Stone ...
Lutie
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Marcia
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Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. Working as a waitress, she goes from job to job until she finds a job that also allows her to dance. At the restaurant, she meets Blair, and they both fall for each other, but Blair is engaged to Marcia. Sally is hired to impersonate a famous Russian dancer named Noskerova, but at that engagement, she is found to be a phony and that Blair is engaged. Undaunted, she proceeds with her life and has her show on Broadway, but she still thinks of Blair. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Musical

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12 January 1930 (USA)  »

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Cilly  »

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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Fragments of the color film for the "Wild Rose" song and dance number were found in the 1990s and have been intercut into the print that Turner Classic Movies shows on its cable channel. See more »


Soundtracks

Wild Rose
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Alexander Gray and Chorus
Danced by Marilyn Miller and Albertina Rasch Ballet at the follies
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Gem of an early film musical with stellar Marilyn Miller
8 September 2000 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is something of a gem of an early film musical with excellent sound for its day, background scoring - unusual even then - and a sequence in Technicolor. It's one of three films starring legendary stage Ziegfeld star, Marilyn Miller, who made only three films. Miller reminds one of Irene Dunne in both looks and voice - her dancing could hardly be called graceful - more energetic than anything, but she definitely did possess star quality -it oozes out of the screen. Alexander Gray plays her love interest and is an attractive actor with a good voice who is very much at ease before the camera. There are eight musical numbers including the delightful soft shoe with Joe E. Brown to LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (oft-reprised) and the spectacular WILD ROSE. Brown is in top form. Some of the comedy falls flat but then comedy always dates quickly. There are basically four sets: a cafeteria, an outdoor beer garden, a Ziegfeld stage and a spectacular garden set for the Tan Brock Estate - this last one so dazzled the Academy that they gave the film an Oscar nom for Art Direction.

Truly a delight from beginning to end and very endearing. Worth taping and keeping.


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