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Bright Lights (1930)

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Louanne
Frank Fay ...
Wally Dean
Noah Beery ...
Miguel Parada
Daphne Pollard ...
Mame Avery
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Connie Lamont
Tom Dugan ...
Tom Avery
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Peggy North
Frank McHugh ...
Fish - a Reporter
Edmund Breese ...
Harris
Edward J. Nugent ...
'Windy' Jones (as Eddie Nugent)
Philip Strange ...
Fairchild
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What a Cast and Story - Crammed With Drama -- Songs -- Girls -- Hatred. And How Dorothy Does That Hula-Hula -- Oh Boy!

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21 September 1930 (USA)  »

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Adventures in Africa  »

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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Congo
Written by Ned Washington, Ray Perkins & Herb Magidson
Sung by Dorothy Mackaill in a flashback in South Africa
Reprised by her in the current show
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Another reason why musicals fell out of favor in 1930 ...
14 August 1999 | by (Albany NY, USA) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that no Technicolor print of this Vitaphone musical has survived, because the aesthetic oddities of the 2-color process would be a match for this preposterous Broadway story. Star Louanne (Mackaill) plans to marry a rich dud, but deep down pal Wally (Fay). Sadly, Wally is a jerk. There is a flashback to an African local (like Disney's Tarzan, sans Africans), and some silly backstage gunplay. Frank McHugh is swell as a drunk reporter. Mackaill is appealing in the production numbers, but as lost as everyone else with the poor script. Guilty fun for fans of early musicals, though.


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