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The Show of Shows (1929) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John G. Adolfi

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

J. Keirn Brennan ... (writer)
Frank Fay ... (writer)
William Shakespeare ... (Richard III sequence) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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
Jack Buchanan ...
Jack Buchanan
Joseph Burke ...
Joe Burke (as Joe Burke)
Marion Byron ...
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
Georges Carpentier ...
Boulevardier in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number
Ethlyne Clair ...
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
James Clemens ...
(as Jimmy Clemons)
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Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
William Collier Jr. ...
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
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Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers
Chester Conklin ...
Traffic Cop in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
Heinie Conklin ...
Ice Man in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
Jack Curtis ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
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Performer in 'The Pirate,' 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers
Alice Day ...
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
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Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
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Ambrose in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
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'Recitations' Sketch
Pauline Garon ...
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
Albert Gran ...
Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
Alexander Gray ...
Performer in 'Lady Luck' Number
Lloyd Hamilton ...
Hansom Cabby in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" number" / (segment "Recitations") / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
Julanne Johnston ...
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
Sôjin Kamiyama ...
Performer in $20 Bet Sketch (as Sojin)
Lupino Lane ...
Street Cleaner in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number / 'Tramp' Ballet
Frances Lee ...
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
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Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
Ted Lewis ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
Winnie Lightner ...
Performer in 'Pingo Pongo' & 'Singing in the Bathtub' Numbers
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(segment "Recitations")
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Performer in 'The Pirate' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers
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Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers
Nick Lucas ...
Lady Luck solo for 'The Only Song I Know' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers
Tully Marshall ...
Performer in "The Pirate" / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers
Otto Matieson ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
Philo McCullough ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
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Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'If I Could Learn to Love' Numbers
Bull Montana ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
Lee Moran ...
Plumber in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution"
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Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers
Jack Mulhall ...
Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
Edna Murphy ...
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
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Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
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Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
Molly O'Day ...
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
Sally O'Neil ...
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers
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Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
Kalla Pasha ...
Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
Anders Randolf ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
Rin Tin Tin ...
Rin-Tin-Tin - Introducing 'An Oriental Fantasy' Number (as Rin-Tin-Tin)
Sid Silvers ...
Al Jolson Impersonator / Introducing Larry Ceballos Black and White Girls Number
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers (as Harriet Lake)
Ben Turpin ...
Waiter in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
Ada Mae Vaughn ...
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
Lolita Vendrell ...
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Lola Vendrell)
Edward Ward ...
(as Eddie Ward)
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Performer in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number
Ted Williams ...
Dancer (as Ted Williams Adagio Dancers)
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Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
Grant Withers ...
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two Number
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Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
John Aasen ...
Junior (uncredited)
Anthony Bushell ...
Performer in 'Henry VI' Sequence (uncredited)
Michael Cleary ...
(uncredited)
Jack Haskell ...
(uncredited)
M.K. Jerome ...
(uncredited)
Lola ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Marcelle ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Wheeler Oakman ...
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number (uncredited)
Ray Perkins ...
(uncredited)
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
Performer in 'Henri VI' Sequence (uncredited)
Bert Roach ...
Father in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number (uncredited)
Reginald Sharland ...
(uncredited)
Dave Silverman ...
(uncredited)
Norman Spencer ...
(uncredited)
Lester Stevens ...
(uncredited)
Dorothy Coonan Wellman ...
(uncredited)
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Produced by 

Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer

Cinematography by 

Barney McGill ... (photographed by)

Sound Department 

Harvey Cunningham ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Paul Ivano ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Music Department 

Louis Silvers ... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra

Other crew 

Larry Ceballos ... dance director
Jack Haskell ... dance director

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