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Cavalcade (1933)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | War  -  15 April 1933 (USA)
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A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War,... See full summary »

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Robert Marryot
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Ellen Bridges
Herbert Mundin ...
Alfred Bridges
Beryl Mercer ...
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Irene Browne ...
Margaret Harris
Tempe Pigott ...
Mrs. Snapper
Merle Tottenham ...
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Frank Lawton ...
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Fanny Bridges
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Edith Harris
John Warburton ...
Edward Marryot
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George Grainger
Desmond Roberts ...
Ronnie James
Dickie Henderson ...
Master Edward (as Dick Henderson Jr.)
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A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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THE PICTURE OF THE GENERATION! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Cabalgata  »

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$1,180,280 (estimated)
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The film's Best Picture Oscar statuette sold for $332, 165, when it was auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Memorabilia on February 28, 2012. See more »

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The Titanic's port of registry was Liverpool, not Southampton. See more »

Quotes

Jane Marryot: There should never be any good reason for neglecting someone that you love.
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Referenced in No Greater Love (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Cavalcade March Song
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Louis De Francesco
Lyrics by Reginald Berkeley
Sung by a chorus during the opening credits
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Remember Cavalcade?
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That was a chapter heading in a book on the making of KING KONG. KING KONG which received no Oscar nominations and this one (1) won BEST PICTURE. That is why we were very interested in seeing it and were not disappointed. No need to go over the films short comings which some other reviewers have done. Though we don't see how being shot in B&W is relevant since that was the prevailing technology of the time.

The importance of the film is how the post (WWI) war generation viewed themselves and the tragedies, personal and international that transformed their world. The two (2) most powerful being the brief Titanic sequence and the montage of WWI where young men in an unending stream march into a Dante's Inferno never to return from that circle of hell. How the confidence of the Victorian/Edwardian age was shattered and their Empires were swept away or Gone With The Wind.

Film has clearly had it's influence and the most pronounced was in the SUPERIOR Jean Marsh television series UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. If you cannot feel empathy for the characters of CAVALCADE you will in this. Do yourself a favor and watch CAVALCADE first. Watching both might get some people to, dare I say it, even read a book about that time period and realize that the current time does not have a monopoly upon conflict and pain.

One final comment KING KONG should of WON.


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