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 »
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 »
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent ... See full summary »
An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »
Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a ... See full summary »
André and Colette Bertier are happily married. But Mitzi, an old school chum of Colette's, resurfaces out of the blue. As her marriage is on the rocks she has no better idea than to seduce ... See full summary »
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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