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Golden Dawn (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 14 June 1930 (USA)

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Complete credited cast:
Walter Woolf King ...
Tom Allen (as Walter Woolf)
Vivienne Segal ...
Dawn
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Shep Keyes
Alice Gentle ...
Mooda
Dick Henderson ...
Duke
Lupino Lane ...
Pigeon
Marion Byron ...
Joanna
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Col. Judson
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Maid-in-Waiting
Sôjin Kamiyama ...
Piper (as Sojin)
Otto Matieson ...
Captain Eric
Julanne Johnston ...
Sister Hedwig
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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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14 June 1930 (USA)  »

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Aurora dorada  »

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| (Turner Library print)

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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(TV prints)| (2-strip Technicolor) (original print)

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1.37 : 1
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Color lost - film survives in black and white only. See more »

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Composer Herbert Stothart is billed as "Hubert" in the opening credits. See more »

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My Bwanna
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Emmerich Kálmán and Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Vivienne Segal and chorus
Reprised by Vivienne Segal when Tom Allen leaves
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There went an hour and 20 minutes of my life I will never get back...
2 June 2001 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

I guess the novelty of sound was what got this quickie musical produced. It had a rather unsuccessful run on stage and here we see why. Noah Beery in awful blackface that stains his clothes singing a song about his whip and how it makes him the Boss man. His accent, while supposedly an African native is pure Black Southern "You-all" and "we'all". The "natives" are painted in random patterns, looking like skeleton men extras from the "Danger Island" series that used to play along with the "Banana Splits" on Saturday mornings. The music is okay, the lyrics atrocious. Lovely and talented Vivienne Segal sings a love song about "My Bwana", Alice Gentle sings the opening solo, which is basically telling the Africans how great the White men are and to obey them. Lupino Lane the comedian will remind many of Stan Laurel in his speech. I made it through the whole thing, call me a masochist. It does show that just because it is old and Black & White, doesn't always mean it is a "classic".


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