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Sally (1929)

 -  Musical  -  12 January 1930 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Miller ...
Sally
Alexander Gray ...
Blair Farell
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Grand Duke Connie
T. Roy Barnes ...
Otis Hooper
...
Rosie
Ford Sterling ...
'Pops' Shendorff
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Ten Brock
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
John Farell
Jack Duffy ...
Roue
Ethel Stone ...
Lutie
Nora Lane ...
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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TV-G | See all certifications »
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12 January 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Originally presented in 100% 2-color Technicolor, today the complete film survives only in black and white, with a singular musical number, "Wild Rose," in color. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Walking Off Those Balkan Blues
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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charming early musical
2 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Originally filmed in 2-strip Technicolor, this film now survives as a mainly black and white print with some colour footage intact. This rags to riches story (Sally starts from an orphanage and ends up with her own show on Broadway) stars Marilyn Miller - little seen and perhaps only known to film buffs because of Judy Garland's impersonation of her in 'Till The Clouds Roll By'. Miller was a beautiful and talented artist, as 'Sally' proves.

Supporting her is a very young Joe E Brown (best known as Captain Andy in the third film version of Show Boat) who is a lot of fun, and Alexander Gray, who like many other leading men of the early talkies is a bit of a stuffed shirt. You'll also spot the Keystone Kops' Ford Sterling as 'Pops'.

'Sally' is a hugely enjoyable early talkie. The colour sequence is lovely and bright - it is a pity that we lose the impact from the rest of the film. The songs are good and Miss Miller is a treat to watch. Try to catch this when it next airs on TCM.


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