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Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  6 December 1930 (USA)
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Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stanley Smith ...
Jimmie Moore
Lou Holtz ...
Sam Platz
Lida Kane ...
Ma Brennan
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Helen King
Bobby Watson ...
George White
Donald Kirke ...
R.C. Black
William Halligan ...
Bob Sterling
Holly Hall ...
Fritzie Devere
Preston Foster ...
Two-Gun Terry
James C. Morton ...
Mickie
Tammany Young ...
Bull
Jack La Rue ...
A Gangster
William Gargan ...
A Gangster
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Crickets is the cheery, lovable chef at gangland's favorite restaurant and, inadvertently ( and barely explainable), he becomes a hero in their eyes and becomes their unwilling leader. A romance between Mary Brennan and Jimmie Moore is put on hold as the gang and Mary's mama wishes for Mary to become the star of the current version of "George White's Scandals," and the current version of Mr. White's Scandals already has a star in Miss Helen King, who can sing real loud. In order for Mary Brennan to become the star, Cricket has to kidnap Miss Helen King. Miss Helen King does not wish to be kidnapped as she is quite content with being the star of "George White's Scandals", and her objections cause Cricket a problem or two. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Romance in Manhattan (1935) See more »

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Brother, Just Laugh It Off
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
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You should "Follow the Leader" and see this delightful, silly, silly comedy.
11 October 2000 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Luckily I saw this slice of candy corn at Cinefest, the annual silent & early film festival held each March in Syracuse, New York. I was one of 200 lucky viewers who got to see Ed Wynn at his peak of popularity. Seeing Ed's childish face and extreme mannerisms one can see why he became such a big hit on stage and with that silly voice a huge hit on radio. I've read he could work a room into hysterics, but was basically shy one on one. The plot is thin, but this is a star vehicle, so if you like the star -- it works hilariously. Decades later Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis and more recently Jim Carrey would imitate this style of comedy, with its child-like giddiness. Support film preservation & attend film festivals and write your reviews for the IMDB. The more these little gems get exposed the more like they will be released on video & DVD!


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