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Paramount on Parade (1930)

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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Maurice Chevalier / 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)
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Mug (Impulses)
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Clara Bow (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)
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Leon Errol / 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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fu manchu | sherlock holmes | See All (2) »

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Release Date:

22 April 1930 (USA)  »

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Parada Paramountu  »

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(original) | (existing print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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| (2-strip Technicolor) (seven sequences)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

"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". It's also similar to "The Man's in the Navy," written by Frederick Hollander (music) and Frank Loesser (lyrics) and performed by Marlene Dietrich in the 1940 film "Seven Sinners." See more »

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The re-release opening credits credit producer Jesse L. Lasky as "Jessie" L. Lasky. See more »

Connections

References Why Bring That Up? (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing to Save Your Sole
Written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer
Performed by Nancy Carroll and Al Norman, accompanied by Abe Lyman and his orchestra
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Great Fun in Early Revue
7 July 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Of the early talkie-era all-star revues, this one is by far the most "fun." The song sequences are nicely done; in particular, the "Dancing to Save Your Sole" segment with Nancy Carroll. Maurice Chevalier does very well in his three segments, one comedy segment, one comedy musical segment (bearing the noticable stamp of Lubitsch), and the entertaining finale. The comic segments are a bit hit or miss, but the Philo Vance/Sherlock Holmes/Fu Manchu skit near the start is a must-see. I saw this in an old TV print; the color sequences mostly exist, but have yet to be restored, and the copy of most prints that circulate is servicable, but not spectacular. Find the best print you can.


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