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Dixiana (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  1 August 1930 (USA)
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dixiana Caldwell
Everett Marshall ...
Carl Van Horn
Bert Wheeler ...
Peewee
Robert Woolsey ...
Ginger Dandy
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Cornelius Van Horn - Carl's Father
Jobyna Howland ...
Mrs. Birdie Van Horn
Dorothy Lee ...
Nanny - Pewee's Girl
Ralf Harolde ...
Royal Montague
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

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Woman's love...Man's hate...Blazing romance in a city aflame with carnival pleasures! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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1 August 1930 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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| (2-strip Technicolor) (last two reels)

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1.20 : 1
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Film debut of Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles"). See more »

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Referenced in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

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A Lady Loved a Soldier
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Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Sung and Danced by Robert Woolsey and chorus girls
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Takes a while to get used to
9 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I saw this in the NYC Museum of the Moving Image before cable and satellite. I went tom see it because of the early technicolor. The story and the music were quaint at best, but I felt weird as I watched the racist mentality. I was watching a time when people, who probably considered themselves liberal, were clueless about the psychological impact of the racism of daily life.

Wheeler and Woolsey surprised and fascinated me. I had no idea that this comedy duo had even existed. There was something about them which gave me a funny feeling in my stomach. They looked strange, particularly Woolsey. They did comedy routines which were meant to be funny, but were weirdly humorless to me.. They might have been doing pantomime; the punch lines just fell flat.. They were like my first taste of pickled olives in childhood. Eech! Yet, like olives, I have gotten used to Wheeler and Woolsey. In fact, they are fairly funny in this movie, once one gets used to them. The two strip technicolor is great.

Do not start to see this as a casual entertainment. It will bore you. It has great historical interest to comedy, technicolor, and old musical fans, however.


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