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 »

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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 Will Gilbert

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Based on the Broadway play "The Royal Family" by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber which opened at the Selwyn Theater on December 28, 1927 and ran for 345 performances. See more »

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Version of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: The Royal Family (1951) See more »

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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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