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No, No, Nanette (1930)

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A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

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A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

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The stage musical was revived on Broadway during a nostalgia craze in the 1970's. A new production of "No, No, Nanette", supervised by Busby Berkeley, opened on Jan. 19, 1971 at the 46th Street Theater in New York and ran for 861 performances. The opening night cast included Helen Gallagher, Jack Gilford, Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Bobby Van and Susan Watson. Martha Raye replaced Patsy Kelly during the show's run. See more »


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Music by Michael Cleary
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Saw this in 1930. I was a child so I remember little.
14 September 2004 | by (New York NY) – See all my reviews

I think the print I saw was made by the original two-color Technicolor process. The film is about putting on a Broadway show. I enjoyed the music but didn't entirely understand the plot. There was one bit of dialogue used repeatedly wherein Nanette, who is a bit of a harebrain, makes silly suggestions and is admonished by a stuffy older man who says condescendingly "No, no, Nanette". I thought the funniest part was when this sort of visionary (I thought he was an architect but realize now he must have been the scenic designer or maybe the playwright) explains his revolutionary way of staging the show. Something like this: the show will be performed in the orchestra and a swimming pool will be in the balcony. His listener asks "then where is the audience?" The reply: "On the stage!" The rest of my life I have occasionally thought of and sung to myself the song from the movie: "When skies are gray, I like to say/I want to be happy so I can make you happy too..." I have always wanted to hear it performed but I never have.


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