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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramón Pereda ...
El mismo - Presentator - Master of Ceremonies
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El mismo - Presentador - Master of Ceremonies
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La misma
William Austin ...
Partygoer (Impulses)
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El mismo
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Mug (Impulses)
Albertina Rasch ...
Dancer
Juan Pulido ...
Juan Pulido
Encarnación López ...
Encarnación López (as La Argentinita)
Luis H. Vance ...
Performer
...
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
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Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
Ludwig Berger ...
Supporting Role - Episode 'The Gallows Song'
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Episode 'True to the Navy'
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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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Release Date:

22 April 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Galas de la Paramount  »

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(original) | (existing print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)| | (2-strip Technicolor) (seven sequences)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Of the original 20 individual sequences, seven of them were filmed in 2-strip Technicolor: the opening sequence: 'Showgirls on Parade', Nino Martini's 'Come Back to Sorrento,' Harry Green's 'Isadore the Toreador' with Kay Francis, Dennis King's 'Nitchavo,' 'Girl of My Dreams', with Richard Arlen, Jean Arthur, Mary Brian, Virginia Bruce, Gary Cooper, James Hall, Phillips Holmes, David Newell, Joan Peers, and Fay Wray, of which only the B&W introduction survives, and the 'Rainbow Revels' finale featuring Maurice Chevalier singing 'Sweeping the Clouds Away', which also survives in B&W. The total Technicolor footage was 2517 feet (768 m), or about 28 minutes. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love
Written by Elsie Janis and Jack King
Performed by Lillian Roth, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and chorus
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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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