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Paramount on Parade (1930)

 -  Musical  -  22 April 1930 (USA)
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself / Apache (Origin of the Apache) / Paris Park Gendarme (In a Park in Paris) / Chimney Sweep (Finale)
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Hunter (Dream Girl)
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Sweetheart (Dream Girl / In a Hospital)
William Austin ...
Partygoer (Impulses)
George Bancroft ...
Mug (Impulses)
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Herself (True to the Navy)
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Bedroom Apache Dancer (Origin of the Apache)
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Sweetheart (Dream Girl)
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Herself (Dance Mad)
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Floozie (The Montmartre Girl)
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Hunter (Dream Girl)
Leon Errol ...
Himself / Master of Ceremonies / (In a Hospital)
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Marine (The Montmartre Girl)
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Carmen (Isadore the Toreador) / Party Girl (Impulses)
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting singing "My Marine" (written by Richard A. Whiting and Raymond B. Eagan) to a group of U. S. Marines, including Stuart Eriwn, Stanley Smith and Frederic March; Buddy Rogers doing a song-duet with Lillian Roth called "Any Time's the Time to Fall in Love" (written by Elise Jans and Jack King), on a cuckoo-clock set; and Clara Bow singing and dancing in the "True To The Nany Now" number to a group of sailors. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 April 1930 (USA)  »

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Parada Paramountu  »

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1.20 : 1
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"I'm True To The Navy Now" performed by Clara Bow, in a rare singing performance, was also the title of one of her 1930 "talkies". The song was later reprised by Carmen Miranda for the Fox film Doll Face (1945), though it was cut from the film as Paramount owned the rights and would not give permission for its performance. This (Navy) song is strikingly similar to the Irving Berlin song titled "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun", written, coincidentally in 1945, for the Broadway show "Annie Get Your Gun, the same year the earlier song was dropped from "Doll Face". See more »

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References The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929) See more »

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We're the Masters of Ceremony
Written by Ballard MacDonald and Dave Dreyer
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Update on surviving sequences
17 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just watched the current restoration and can add some information to the 2002 review.

The footage of the opening "Showgirls on Parade" sequence is missing but the sound survives.

The sound disc for "Isadore the Toreador" has been located (only a few days ago) and will be put into the next restoration with the surviving Technicolor footage..

Nino Martini's number is now complete, and in Technicolor.

The "Dream Girl" Technicolor footage survives but the sound is missing.

The "Gallows Scene" is missing most of the sound except for Dennis King's song.


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