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Artists & Models (1937)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mac Brewster
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Paula Sewell / Paula Monterey
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Alan Townsend
Gail Patrick ...
Cynthia Wentworth
Ben Blue ...
Jupiter Pluvius
Judy Canova ...
Toots
Charles Adler ...
Himself (as Yacht Club Boys)
James V. Kern ...
Himself (as Yacht Club Boys)
George Kelly ...
Himself (as Yacht Club Boys)
Billy Mann ...
Himself (as Yacht Club Boys)
Cecil Cunningham ...
Stella
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Dr. Zimmer
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Mrs. Townsend
Anne Canova ...
Specialty (as Canova Family)
Martha Raye ...
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Comedy | Musical

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13 August 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Musicale (1961) See more »

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I Have Eyes
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
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Some Can & Some Cannot...
24 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During the the 1930s' each of the Studios carved out a niche that they were particularly good at. M.G.M. polished presentations and Musicals, Warner Brothers (WB) Gangsters, Bio-Pics and the Common Man, 20th Century Fox & RKO, Action and/or Sophistication. Even a middle tier studio, like Republic knew what it was best at, Serials & Westerns or Universal, the Monsters.

Paramount during this period seemed to be in a quandary. Only Cecil B. DeMille and Ernst Lubitsch seemed to know what they were doing, because they Produced and Directed their own films. Paramount would skip around, trailing after trends other studios initiated or did better. Even when they did get it right they seldom followed up on it. Their films were a collection of samples, much like the French Navy in the 19th Century.

ARTISTS & MODELS (1937) is a perfect example of this. Is it a comedy, a musical or both? Director Raoul Walsh seemed not to be able to make up his mind or just was not interested. The cast led by Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen and Gail Patrick just meander around through the thinly contrived plot which is interrupted by some rather pedestrian musical numbers. If you are expecting the quality of 42nd STREET (1933) or ROSE-MARIE (1936) you had better look elsewhere. You know you are in trouble when one (1) of your production numbers is led by Judy Canova. The other, Martha Raye in 'Black-Face'! This trend would continue with it's sequel ARTISTS and MODELS ABROAD (1938) and THE BIG BROADCAST of 1938 (1938). They may have memorable songs and even competent dance numbers, but there is nothing to make them standout as extraordinary examples of their genre.


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