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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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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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Film debut of Marilyn Miller. See more »


Soundtracks

What Will I Do Without You
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Shown on TCM in 3/03.
31 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

TCM seems to state that it was shot entirely in 2C, but that they've only recovered a dance review 5 min. scrap in color. The rest was in B&W. Interesting period piece of Ziegfeld work. I've saved it.

Marlilyn Miller certainly had talent, was very pretty and had a washboard figure, which was probably popular in those days. Seems that you could get a photo of her from the film. Joe E. Brown & she seemed to have fun making this picture. Alexander Gray had a very good voice.

Amended 8/06 - I bought a DVD of this flick and watched it again. It was without a doubt the best movie of its type made at that time. I feel that "A.I.", "Days of Heaven" and this flick are the best movies I've ever seen. It was superb at every level. To bad penicillin was not invented 15 yrs. earlier. The loss of Marylin Miller & Janis Joplin were the 2 greatest losses to showbiz of the 20th century. Marilyn would have gone on to be one of the great stars of the 30s' Ginger Rogers has a lot to be thankful for with the death of Miller. Can you imagine her with Astair???


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