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King of Burlesque (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 3 January 1936 (USA)
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Connie
Dixie Dunbar ...
Marie
Gregory Ratoff ...
Kolpolpeck
Herbert Mundin ...
English Impresario
Fats Waller ...
Ben
Nick Long Jr. ...
Anthony Lamb
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Arthur
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Stanley Drake
Paxton Sisters ...
Al Shaw ...
Lew Henkle (as Shaw)
Sam Lee ...
Gus Keefe (as Lee)
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Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.

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...Loaded to the brim with everything that goes for happiness, joy and laugher, more tunes, laffs, girls, fun and romance than you've seen in a dozen musical hits!

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Drama | Musical

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3 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Rei dos Empresários  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Remade in 1943 as Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) with John Payne in the lead role. Alice Faye and Jack Oakie reprised their "heroine" and "sidekick" roles in the remake. See more »

Goofs

Some of Bolton's employees are reading different newspapers. Marie, the switchboard operator, has a newspaper that's missing a letter from its headline: "ANKS WIN 7 IN A ROW". See more »

Connections

Featured in Take It or Leave It (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Music played for a skit and danced by Alice Faye and the Paxton Sisters
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Slow-moving Backstage Musical Has Its Moments
29 October 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Fox tries to imitate Warner Bros. in this slow-moving backstage romp that stars Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, and Warner Baxter, and directed by Sidney Lanfield. Baxter is the "King of Burlesque" who moves from a burlesque to a legitimate theatre and marries a socialite played by Mona Barrie. Alice Faye, in the typical role of an aspiring actress, looks appropriate for her part, though her presence struck me as cold and unmemorable, compared to her other Fox musicals. The film comes into full view in the last twenty minutes where we see a dazzling display of production numbers that recall those of Busby Berkeley. The film's choreography and songs were nominated for an Oscar. There is fun and frolic and the best songs/numbers are "Shooting High", "Too Good To Be True", "Whose Big Baby Are You" and "Lovely Lady".


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