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Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 10 November 1934 (USA)
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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, (uncredited)

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(original story and screen play), (original story and screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Joan Larrabee
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Dot Clark
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Jerry Lane
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Col. Harrison Larrabee (as Burton Churchill)
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Louie the Lug
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Shiek Mulhulla
Jesse Block ...
Ben Ali
Eva Sully ...
Princess Fanya
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Khoot
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Oscar Wilson
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Herman Wilson
Jack Kennedy ...
Pop Wilson
John Kelly ...
Adolph Wilson
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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)

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

10 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abafando a Banca  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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(3-strip Technicolor)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Eddie Wilson Jr.: I wonder what the doctor said to your father when you were born.
Princess Fanya: Why bring that up?
Eddie Wilson Jr.: That's just what I thought.
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Connections

References The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Let My People Go
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Eddie Cantor, George Murphy, Berton Churchill and Warren Hymer
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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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