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The Talk of Hollywood (1929)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  9 December 1929 (USA)
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Schlock-movie producer J. Pierpont Ginsburg, after declaring, in a Yiddish accent, that "talking pictures are in their infantry," decides to put all of his savings into a big-budgeted ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nat Carr ...
J. Pierpont Ginsburg
Fay Marbe ...
Adoré Renée (as Miss Fay Marbé)
Hope Sutherland ...
Ruth Ginsburg
Sherling Oliver ...
John Applegate (as Sherline Oliver)
Edward LeSaint ...
Edward Hamilton (as Ed Le Saint)
Gilbert Marbe ...
Reginald Whitlock (as Gilbert Marbé)
John Troughton ...
The Butler
Al Goodman's Orchestra ...
Al Goodman's Orchestra (as Al Goodman's 'Follow-Thru' Orchestra)
The Leonidoff Ballet ...
Ballet Troupe
Al Goodman ...
Al Goodman-Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Tom O'Brien ...
Reel-Mixing Projectionist (uncredited)
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Schlock-movie producer J. Pierpont Ginsburg, after declaring, in a Yiddish accent, that "talking pictures are in their infantry," decides to put all of his savings into a big-budgeted musical, starring the sensation of Paris (with a bad French accent), Adore Renee, and a swishy leading man, Reginald Whitlock. Meanwhile, his daughter, Judy Ginsburg, gets involved in a romance with Ginsburg's Gentile lawyer, John Applegate. His efforts aren't helped any by the projectionist who mixes up the sound-disc reels, with the images not matching the dialogue and sound effects, during a showing for prospective film buyers and exhibitors. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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100% Singing, Talking, Laughing Burlesque Drama (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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9 December 1929 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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1.33 : 1
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Good Night, My Lovey Dovey
(uncredited)
by Al Piantadosi and Jack Glogau
Performed by Al Goodman's Orchestra (as Al Goodman's 'Follow Thrr' Orchestra)
Sung by Fay Marbe
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Early Talkie Burlesque on Vitaphone sound films
12 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot: Silent movie producer J. Pierpoint Ginsburg has put off making his first talkie. Finally, he faces reality and starts his musical-comedy-drama talking production.

The zany storyline is loaded with Ethnic and Gay humor which was popular during the 1920's and 1930's. Today's audience may find this to be the most politically incorrect film of all time. Personally, I found the content of this film refreshing, unique, and different. It is interesting to compare Singing in the Rain's basic plot idea with this early Talkie Burlesque on Vitaphone sound films.

NOTES: 1. Al Goodman's "Follow Thru" Orchestra is a highlight. Al has one speaking line. 2. Nat Carr (Jewish dialect comedian/star) and Mark Sandrich (Writer/Director who later moved over to RKO to work on many 2 Reel comedies & features) co-wrote this script. 3. Running time is 72 Minutes.


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