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Release Date:
15 April 1933 (USA) See more »
THE PICTURE OF THE GENERATION! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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One of the great films of the 20th century See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Diana Wynyard ... Jane Marryot

Clive Brook ... Robert Marryot

Una O'Connor ... Ellen Bridges
Herbert Mundin ... Alfred Bridges
Beryl Mercer ... Cook
Irene Browne ... Margaret Harris
Tempe Pigott ... Mrs. Snapper
Merle Tottenham ... Annie
Frank Lawton ... Joe Marryot

Ursula Jeans ... Fanny Bridges

Margaret Lindsay ... Edith Harris
John Warburton ... Edward Marryot

Billy Bevan ... George Grainger
Desmond Roberts ... Ronnie James
Dickie Henderson ... Master Edward (as Dick Henderson Jr.)
Douglas Scott ... Master Joey
Sheila MacGill ... Edith

Bonita Granville ... Fanny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Busker (uncredited)
Frank Atkinson ... Uncle Dick (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Uncle George (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Newspaper Peddler (uncredited)
Adele Crane ... Ada - in the Show (uncredited)
Howard Davies ... Agitator (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Duchess of Churt (uncredited)

Betty Grable ... Girl on Couch (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Dannie Mac Grant ... Boy (uncredited)

Lawrence Grant ... Man at Microphone (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Lieutenant Edgar - in the Show (uncredited)
Winter Hall ... Minister on the Pulpit (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Gilbert & Sullivan Actor (uncredited)
Claude King ... Speaker (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Doctor on Street (uncredited)
Wilfrid North ... Man Talking to Colonel (uncredited)
Richard Quine ... (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts ... Waiter (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Busker (uncredited)
Ann Shaw ... Mirabelle - in the Show (uncredited)
C. Montague Shaw ... Major Domo (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Cabby (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... Ringsider (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Tommy Jolly - in the Show (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
Gelal Talata ... Recruiting Girl Singer (uncredited)
David Torrence ... Man at Disarmament Conference (uncredited)
Douglas Walton ... Soldier Friend of Joe (uncredited)
Marguerite Warner ... Recruiting Girl Singer (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Robert - Marryot's Later Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
Writing credits
Reginald Berkeley (screen play)

Sonya Levien (continuity)

Noel Coward  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Frank Lloyd .... producer
Winfield R. Sheehan .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Peter Brunelli (uncredited)
Louis De Francesco (uncredited)
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Margaret Clancey (uncredited)
Casting by
Phil M. Friedman (uncredited)
Art Direction by
William S. Darling  (as William Darling)
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Charlie Dudley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles Woolstenhulme .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Tummel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Al Orenbach .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound engineer (as Joseph Aiken)
Special Effects by
William Cameron Menzies .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Palmer 
Arthur E. Arling .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Glen MacWilliams .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arnold McDonald .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis De Francesco .... musical director
Sammy Lee .... musical ensembles stager
Peter Brunelli .... music arranger (uncredited)
Edward Kilenyi .... music arranger (uncredited)
Arthur Lange .... music arranger (uncredited)
Doris Silver .... music researcher (uncredited)
Frank Tresselt .... music arranger (uncredited)
Frank Tresselt .... musical director: vocals (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik .... music arranger (uncredited)
Other crew
George Hadden .... dialogue director
William Cameron Menzies .... war scenes (as William C. Menzies)
Lance Baxter .... researcher (uncredited)
Edward Butcher .... studio manager (uncredited)
Charles E. McCarthy .... publicity director (uncredited)
R.C. Moore .... location manager (uncredited)
Charles B. Cochran .... acknowledgment: based on the stage production directed by, British film version
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Argentina:13 | Spain:7 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #0585-R, 6 August 1935 for re-release) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Although the film premiered in New York City on January 5 1933, it did not go into general theatrical release until April 15.See more »
Factual errors: The Titanic's port of registry was Liverpool, not Southampton.See more »
Jane Marryot:There should never be any good reason for neglecting someone that you love.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in No Greater Love (1995) (TV)See more »
A Bird in a Gilded CageSee more »


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35 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
One of the great films of the 20th century, 23 July 2004
Author: John Mclaren from London, England

Cavalcade is one of the great films of the 20th century, and was justifiably honoured as "best picture" by the Academy in 1932-33. It is a golden cinematic treasure- waiting to be found anew for those who may know nothing of its existence.

It is dated only for those who have no sense of history or cultural depth. It tells the story of England and western civilisation through the history of two families, the Marryots and Bridges. It is the same technique of intimate narrative history that was successfully used in "Roots" and other family-history sagas.

Noel Coward's highly successful London-set stage play "Cavalcade" was adapted for the big screen with a cry of "A love that suffered and rose triumphant above the crushing events of this modern age! The march of time measured by a mother's heart!" It tells of the struggle of civility against the brutalising effects of war (and in particular the Great War).

It tells the story of Britain's struggle against barbarism in the late 19th and 20th century, and of old fashioned virtues in a world that seemed determined to leave them all behind. The final "march of the heroes of history" is perhaps quasi melodramatic Wagnerian mysticism, but it tightens the stiff upper lip- and makes me (for one) proud of Britain's contribution to the modern world.

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