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The Show of Shows (1929)

 |  Musical  |  29 December 1929 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Fay ...
Himself - Master of Ceremonies
William Courtenay ...
The Minister - Guillotine Sequence
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The Victim - Guillotine Sequence
Hobart Bosworth ...
Executioner - Guillotine Sequence
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Akst ...
Himself - Pianist Accompanying Irene Bordoni
Armida ...
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Mimi Vendrell)
Johnny Arthur ...
Hero - Performer in 'The Pirate'
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Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
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Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
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Himself - 'Meet My Sister' Presenter
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Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
Monte Blue ...
Condemned Man (segment "Rifle Execution")
Irène Bordoni ...
Himself - Performer in 'Just for One Hour of Love' Number
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Storyline

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts. Written by Robert

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29 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Parada das Maravilhas  »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At it's New York City premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre, some musical numbers were projected on a larger, wider screen, by a system called Magnascope, which had been in occasional use since 1924. See more »

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Soundtracks

Lady Luck
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ray Perkins
Performed by Ted Lewis in the pirate scene
Also performed by Nick Lucas
Reprised in the finale
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22 January 2001 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

An amazing Moulin Rouge style film, with great songs and cameos from Myrna Loy and Beatrice Lillie. Amazing songs, including "Singing in the Bathtub", A good old-fashioned film, vaudeville at its best. It is well produced, and if they had added a storyline, it would have detracted from the entertainment. However, this film is impossible to find on video


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