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Hollywood Party (1934)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Musical | 1 June 1934 (USA)
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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Bob Benson
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The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
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Liondora aka Grand Royal Duke
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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 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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1 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Revue of 1933  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor) (Animated sequence only)|

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A deleted number featuring Jimmy Durante and Polly Moran, a spoof of "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" from 42nd Street (1933) entitled "Fly Away to Ioway", wound up on the cutting room floor. Footage from this deleted number does survive. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Knapp: Ah! How's business?
Theatre Manager: Swell, it's Garbo.
Knapp: It'll be even better next week when you play my new Schnarzan picture. What a star, what a star!
Knapp: [looks at watch] Oh, has the trailer gone on yet?
Theatre Manager: You'll just about catch it.
Knapp: Good.
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Referenced in The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Had My Moments
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Polly Moran and Jimmy Durante
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An Invitation From Mr. Jimmy Durante
29 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

That romantic & devilishly handsome movie star, Jimmy Durante, decides to throw the HOLLYWOOD PARTY every celebrity in town will want to attend. And he does, with somewhat mixed results.

This nonsense film (no directors are credited, but several important ones were involved) was an excuse for MGM to show off, somewhat ostentatiously, its comedy talent. Enough talent, indeed, to waste. Laurel & Hardy show up for a scene with Lupe Velez and it is hilarious. The ubiquitous Polly Moran, Charles Butterworth & Arthur Treacher are generally worth watching. Ted Healey & The 3 Stooges, Jack Pearl & Eddie Quillan are hampered by inadequate material. Even Robert Young appears for a few moments, playing himself and looking a wee bit silly.

Apparently having wandered over from another studio, Mickey Mouse shows up unexpectedly, in animated form & voiced by Walt Disney. He proves he can hold his own in trading wisecracks with Durante and then introduces a fairly good Disney Technicolor cartoon, `Hot Chocolate Soldiers' and it's enjoyable.

If you get invited to this party, try hanging out with Stan & Ollie, or The Mouse. They're where all the fun is.


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