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Hollywood Party (1934)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  1 June 1934 (USA)
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Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »

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Henrietta Clemp
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Harvey Clemp
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Linda Clemp
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The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
George Givot ...
Liondora aka Grand Royal Duke
Richard Carle ...
Knapp
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Storyline

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Revue of 1933  »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor) (Animated sequence only)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For years the "Hot Choc'late Soldiers" animated sequence, created by Walt Disney Studios, could not be shown as part of "Hollywood Party" because in 1934 Disney had licensed only movie-theatre rights and had reserved the TV rights to the sequence for his own company. Finally, in 1992, Ted Turner's company, which then owned the rights to the MGM archive, settled with the Disney company and released a video version of the film containing "Hot Choc'late Soldiers." See more »

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Soundtracks

Reincarnation
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung by Jimmy Durante
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Some memorable scenes
25 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is really a scrapbook of bits linked together by the word "party."

If you have ever wondered why The Three Stooges are so called, it is because they began life in vaudeville as the butt of Ted Healy's gags. In this film we see a rare instance of Healy and his stooges in action.

Classic is the piece where Lupe Velez teams up with Laurel and Hardy. A battle begins, which has since been quoted in a number of compilation films.

Perhaps the piece which steals the show is the colour cartoon by Disney. I have never ever seen it shown on Disney programmes, even though it is one of his best sequences.

It's worth watching just for these three features.


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