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Happy Days (1929)

Passed | | Musical | 13 February 1930 (USA)
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 ...
Marjorie White ...
Margie
Richard Keene ...
Dick
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Jig
Martha Lee Sparks ...
Clifford Dempsey ...
Sheriff Benton
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Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
George MacFarlane ...
Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
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Janet Gaynor
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Charles Farrell
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Minstrel Show Performer
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Minstrel Show Performer
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End Man - Minstrel Show
Tom Patricola ...
Minstrel Show Performer
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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 | See All (2) »

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

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Passed
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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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Trivia

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

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Featured in Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) See more »

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La Golondrina
(uncredited)
Music by Narcisco Serradell
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Casting correction needed
1 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I refer to one of the cast in the chorus (as far as I know), Harry Lauder. You have flagged him up as the famous Scottish Variety Theatre singer, but that is incorrect. It was not Sir Harry Lauder, who was 60 in 1930.

The Harry Lauder (10 Nov 1902, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, - 5 Dec 1951, Sydney, Australia, youngest surviving son of Matthew Currie Lauder) who appeared in "Happy Days" was Sir Harry's nephew, and also named Harry.

Harry II, as he liked to be known, was a child musical prodigy with a rich tenor's voice. Following The Great War his famous uncle, Sir Harry Lauder, sent him to Europe for a musical education, including Milan and Paris, where he had vocal training, and he subsequently sang in minor roles in Paris and Britain in Puccini and light opera. He then went to Chicago, U.S.A., where he appeared with the opera company, also undertaking training as a conductor. He then joined the U.S. Gilbert & Sullivan Rep.Co., and toured widely (notably in Richmond, Virginia.), both singing and conducting.

He subsequently conducted Fox Movietone News for 18 months before William Fox suggested he come to Hollywood to work for him there. He then moved to Los Angeles and set up a teaching studio in Glendale. It is unclear what he did for Fox in Hollywood, although he took minor roles in "Happy Days" (1930) (chorus) and several other Fox films, which seem to have gone largely unnoticed.


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