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The Show of Shows (1929)

 -  Musical  -  29 December 1929 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Fay ...
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 ...
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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Meet My Sister Presenter
Noah Beery ...
(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 ...
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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Release Date:

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two reels of color footage survive. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Song I Know
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Perkins
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan
Sung by Nick Lucas, accompanying himself on guitar
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Vaudeville at its height!
9 October 1999 | by (Moscow, Idaho) – See all my reviews

This is hardly a movie at all, but rather a real vaudeville show, filmed for the most part "in proscenium", and starring some of the greatest stage stars of the day. "Singing in the Bathtub" is an absolutely amazing production number that must be seen-- be sure to wear your shower cap!


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