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Myrt and Marge (1933)

 |  Comedy  |  25 November 1933 (USA)
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Myrt has a show chock full of talented performers that deserves to be on Broadway, but can't raise the necessary money. Jackson, a lecherous "producer", provides the money in order to get ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Myrtle Vail ...
Myrt Spear (as Myrt)
Donna Damerel ...
Marge Minter (as Marge)
Ray Hedges ...
Clarence Tiffingtuffer (as Clarence)
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Eddie Hanley
Grace Hayes ...
Grace
Trixie Friganza ...
Mrs. Minter
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Grady
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Jackson the Angel (as Thomas Jackson)
Ted Healy ...
Mullins
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Mullins' Helper (as Howard)
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Mullins' Helper (as Fine)
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Mullins' Helper (as Howard)
The Colenette Ballet ...
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Myrt has a show chock full of talented performers that deserves to be on Broadway, but can't raise the necessary money. Jackson, a lecherous "producer", provides the money in order to get his hands on the show's pretty young star, Marge. Myrt teams up with Marge's boyfriend to try to thwart the randy producer and get the show to Broadway. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Clip from this movie was run in background of the movie house scene of "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou." The young actress in the film pulls off her skirt and shows how flexible and acrobatic she is...much to the joy of the lecherous Hollywood director. It was scandalous and perfect for 30's Hollywood. The scene with George Clooney has prisoners brought in to watch the film. The guard blowers a whistle to signal the prisoners to sit. The guard says "enjoy your picture show" and the film starts up. See more »

Quotes

Clarence: I'm telling you, if we could get the runs with this show that these dames get in their stockings, I'd be able to make the second payment on my kimono.
Myrt Spear: Here Clarence. Put that in the trunk.
[hands him a feathery headdress]
Myrt Spear: [after a slight pause] And don't wear it.
Clarence: Selfish.
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Nice Little Musical
10 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting backstage musical based on a long-running radio show. Myrt (Myrtle Vail) decides she's too old for the stage show she's in, so she bows out to manage the theatrical company once they find a new face. They find a girl, Marge (Donna Damerel--Vail's real-life daughter). They tour the sticks with the idea of taking the show to New York City.

The show's leading man (Eddie Foy, Jr.) falls for Marge but so does the show's backer (Thomas Jackson). The two men spar for Marge's favor amid a couple of not bad song numbers.

Not a bad little musical at all although the low budget shows. The stars are all quite good. There's also Marge's mother (Trixie Friganza), co-star Grace (Grace Hayes), and as crew member, Ted Healy and the Three Stooges. It's certainly an odd mix. The Stooges are billed here as Howard, Fine & Howard.

J. Farrell MacDonald and Bonnie Bonnell also co-star, and there's also Jimmy Conlin as the bum comic. Peter Lind Hayes is listed as an extra but I never spotted him.

The film's bot interesting character is possibly Clarence the very gay costume guy. He's played nicely by Ray Hedges (in his only film). I assume this character was from the radio show, pretty astonishing for a show that ran from 1931 to 1946.

The lively numbers include "Draggin' My Heels Around" and "What Is Sweeter than the Sweetness of I Love You." This one is certainly worth a look.


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