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The Song of Fame (1934)

 |  Short, Music  |  7 July 1934 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Ruth Eaton
Eddie Bruce ...
Arthur Donaldson ...
Silvio Martinetti
Minor & Root ...
Dance Specialty
Judy Canova
Andy Canova ...
Andy Canova
Zeke Canova ...
Zele Canova
Anne Canova ...
Anne Canova


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Release Date:

7 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #29: The Song of Fame  »

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Vitaphone production reels #1690-1691 See more »


Green Eyes
Written by Nilo Menendez
Used by Minor & Root for their first dance number
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The Story of Ruth
1 January 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ruth Etting was a Broadway star who made occasional passes at the movies, but they never took. An interesting biopic, LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, starring Doris Day as Miss Etting and stolen by Jimmy Cagney was made in the mid-fifties at MGM (not Warners). How much truth is involved is a matter of conjecture.

In this one there is a plot as she and her agent try to get her to see an impresario who can give her a break. She sing three songs. There is also one interlude in which the Canova family appears. It is Judy Canova's first screen appearance.

The director of this short film is Joseph Henabery, who basically operated out of the old Vitaphone studio in Brooklyn until it went into war work. One of D.W. Griffith's disciples, he tells a bit of his story in Kevin Brownlow's THE PARADE'S GONE BY.

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