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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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Connie
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Kolpolpeck
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English Impresario
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Anthony Lamb
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Arthur
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Stanley Drake
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Lew Henkle (as Shaw)
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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)  »

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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

Remade as Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Whose Big Baby Are You?
(1935)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Alice Faye (uncredited) and Chorus
Reprised by Alice Faye (uncredited), Jack Oakie (uncredited), Warner Baxter (uncredited), Dixie Dunbar (uncredited), Kenny Baker (uncredited), Arline Judge (uncredited) and Chorus
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Great '30s Musical
8 January 2007 | by (South Dakota, USA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining Fox musical, reminiscent of the great Warners backstage musicals of the early 30's. It even features Warner Baxter in the title role. He, of course, played the production manager in "42nd Street," probably the best known of those Warners musicals. Some favorite moments: Alice Faye singing a brief "Whose Big Baby Are You?" in a rather brief outfit; The "Shooting High" number, with the group around a piano, has a pleasingly impromptu feel about it; Cute little Dixie Dunbar's great tap dancing, in a number featuring Fats Waller. Alice Faye was a wonderful performer who isn't as well known today as many stars from the golden age of Hollywood. You can catch this and other Alice Faye musicals if you have Fox Movie Channel.


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