Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »
Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »
The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »
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 »
A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her daughter Gwen must decide between going on stage, or settling down in a conventional marriage. Julie is just thinking that it would be nice to retire and get married, when who should turn up but her old beau, Gilmore Marshal, the platinum magnate from South America. Written by
Fredric March steals the film in star-making performance
When one thinks of Fredric March, one does NOT think of a comedian. The fine dramatic actor with the leading man looks was a five time Oscar nominee and two time winner. His first nomination and his star-making role was this marvelous spoof of John Barrymore in the thinly disguised film comedy adaptation of the star-studded stage hit based on the shenanigans of the great theatrical clan. Usually this highly revivable play attracts a number of stars for ensemble playing in stock and repertory, but here despite the earnest attempts of the rest of the cast, it is all March. None of his few later attempts at comedy showed any of this flair and I believe it was because March could not master the subtle comic touch. Here is a bravado performance keeping in line both with the larger than life character he's playing and his own personal style. See it for him and then see it on stage for the witty play that it is.
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