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Happy Days (1929)

Passed  -  Musical  -  13 February 1930 (USA)
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles E. Evans ...
Colonel Billy Batcher
Marjorie White ...
Margie
Richard Keene ...
Dick
...
Jig
Martha Lee Sparks ...
Nancy Lee
Clifford Dempsey ...
Sheriff Benton
James J. Corbett ...
Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
George MacFarlane ...
Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Minstrel Show Performer
El Brendel ...
Minstrel Show Performer
William Collier Sr. ...
End Man - Minstrel Show
Tom Patricola ...
Minstrel Show Performer
George Jessel ...
Minstrel Show Performer
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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riverboat | revue

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100 ENTERTAINERS!!! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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13 February 1930 (USA)  »

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Dias Felizes  »

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Fox's contribution to the 1929-30 all-star musical revue cycle!
22 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pleasant enough early musical from 1930. Catchy but unfamiliar songs and well staged musical numbers. As is usual with these revues, many of the studio's contract players appear, mostly playing themselves. However, their two top stars, Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, have a number of their own. There is a storyline of sorts but this is only at the beginning, and, from about a third of the way through, the film is "All Dancing, All Singing and All Pretty Dreadful Jokes!!". There is no cast list but stars like Warner Baxter and Will Rogers are easily recognisable. Best part of the film is the closing number in which most stars and most of the film's songs are seen and heard again. Best performance is by Marjorie White - although she has about the only acting part in it. No Technicolour sequences but I believe the film was originally shot in some wide screen process. If you like early musicals, this one is, for the most part, fair. But see it if you can as it has it's moments.

Correction. A cast list does appear just before the start of the musical numbers. I obviously missed this during the first viewing!


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