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Dixiana (1930)

In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

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Dixiana Caldwell
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Carl Van Horn
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Peewee
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Ginger Dandy
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Cornelius Van Horn - Carl's Father
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Mrs. Birdie Van Horn
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Nanny - Pewee's Girl
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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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31 October 1930 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Az arany lépcső  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Cast members Joseph Cawthorn and Jobyna Howland were surprised on the set with a birthday cake honoring both of them. Neither was aware that the surprise was in the works, or that the two shared a birthday. See more »

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

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My One Ambition Is You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Sung and Danced by Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler
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This early Hollywood idea of romance in the Old South, insensible of slavery but with plenty of singing and dancing, is best seen for its context in movie history.
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A real artifact of the earliest talkies and musicals, which includes the first two-strip Technicolor (the last half of the movie). The romance between a New Orleans cabaret singer (Bebe Daniels) and the scion of a plantation (Everett Marshall) is your basic boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl-due-to-misunderstanding-her-selfless-action, boy-gets-girl-back story......all this interspersed with singing, dancing, vaudeville routines (Wheeler & Woolsey), circus acts, chorus girls, contortionists, evil machinations of an oily villain, a near duel, and superb tap-dancing (Bill Robinson)! The dialog and acting are painfully weak and the storyline lurches roughly from scene to scene - often with little sense or continuity. The 75-year-old film is sharply dated by several instances of slaves in the background singin' and workin' happily for their beloved master and being called "boy" instead of by name. The impending Civil War is totally ignored. Still, I recommend "Dixiana" as valuable viewing for its historical Technicolor sequence as well as its illustration of the then-prevailing movie fiction of happy slaves working for benign masters in the sweet and gentle South.


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