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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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THE ALL STAR...ALL TALKING...MUSICAL ROMANCE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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13 February 1930 (USA)  »

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Dias Felizes  »

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(Grandeur)

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1.20 : 1
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The second film released in 70mm widescreen (The Big Trail (1930) was the first). See more »

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This "treasure" should have stayed buried
7 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, which was just another musical in that crowded time of 1929-30, is truly dreadful to experience today. ANY of the musicals done by the other studios during this time would have been better. Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor do a horrible number guaranteed to rot your teeth from all the sugar. Why Fox insisted on putting Frank Richardson in a musical is anybody's guess. A hideous shrieking screeching singer who could give a deaf person a headache. A few of the chorus numbers are okay, but pale next to the work in films like King of Jazz or Show of Shows. This was originally filmed in the early wide-screen process "Grandeur", but now is seen in an old dupe like the vastly superior Just Imagine from the same studio. I like Charles Farrell as Gale Storm's father in My Little Margie, and Janet Gaynor in the terrific A Star Is Born from 1937, but together, they may have been part of the reason for the big backlash against musicals in 1930. They are.......Icky!


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