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Kid Millions (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  10 November 1934 (USA)
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joan Larrabee
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Dot Clark
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Jerry Lane
Berton Churchill ...
Col. Harrison Larrabee (as Burton Churchill)
Warren Hymer ...
Louie the Lug
Paul Harvey ...
Shiek Mulhulla
Jesse Block ...
Ben Ali
Eva Sully ...
Princess Fanya
Otto Hoffman ...
Khoot
Stanley Fields ...
Oscar Wilson
Edgar Kennedy ...
Herman Wilson
Jack Kennedy ...
Pop Wilson
John Kelly ...
Adolph Wilson
Doris Davenport ...
Nora aka 'Toots'
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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HE HAD PLENTY OF DOLLARS AND NO SENSE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved
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Release Date:

10 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abafando a Banca  »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(3-strip Technicolor)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Dot Clark: I'm your mother, Junior.
Eddie Wilson Jr.: You are my mother?
Dot Clark: That's right.
Eddie Wilson Jr.: How old are you, Mommy?
Dot Clark: 19.
Eddie Wilson Jr.: 19?
Dot Clark: That's right.
Eddie Wilson Jr.: I'm 25 and you're 19. Maybe I'm YOUR mother.
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Red Hot Rhythm
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Composer unknown
Excerpt sung offscreen by Ethel Merman and Chorus in the show
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Surprisingly sprightly after 70 (!) years
28 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the early 1930's Eddie Cantor was one of the biggest stars in the world, and "Kid Millions" will show you why. Cantor was energetic, wry, occasionally cutting (without heaping on the cruelty), sweet, and just plain funny, and it's a shame that most people today don't have the faintest idea of who he was. But then, that's increasingly true of Groucho, too. What to do with such a world?

"Kid Millions" has lots of incidental pleasures, including the presence of the ridiculously young Nicholas Brothers, Ann Sothern, and Ethel Merman (who once again proves why she was just too "big," even for grandly produced spectacles like this one). Perhaps most interesting, from a film-history perspective, is the elaborate "Ice Cream Factory" sequence, which was shot in still-experimental 3-strip Technicolor. The earlier (2-strip) Technicolor could only render shades of cyan and magenta (often mistaken today for fading), while the new process was explosively full-spectrum. Audiences at the time must have been astonished.


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