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The Great Garrick (1937)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melville Cooper ...
M. Picard
Luis Alberni ...
Marie Wilson ...
Linda Perry ...
Fritz Leiber ...
Etienne Girardot ...
Jean Cabot
Dorothy Tree ...
Mme. Moreau
Craig Reynolds ...
M. Janin
Paul Everton ...
Innkeeper of Adam and Eve
Trevor Bardette ...
M. Noverre


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Release Date:

30 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ladies and Gentlemen  »

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(Sepiatone)| (Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Henry O'Neill' is listed in studio records for the role "Sir Joshua Reynolds". Although the character is mentioned, he is not seen in the movie. See more »


Early in the movie the road sign gives the distance to Paris in kilometers. The movie takes place in the 1750's; the metric system was introduced in 1799 after the French Revolution. See more »

Crazy Credits

Rather than saying "Screenplay by Ernest Vajda", the credits read "A Play for the Screen by Ernest Vajda". See more »


Version of David Garrick (1912) See more »


La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
In the score when the Paris title is shown
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"The Great Garrick" Lays an Egg!
27 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Great Garrick" is truly one of the very worst of Warner Brothers' productions of the 1930s. The studio which, during this period, gave us such diverse classics as "Forty-Second Street," "Charge of the Light Brigade," "Public Enemy." and "I Was a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" among others, failed miserably with this utterly dreadful exercise in film making! Audience reaction must surely have ranged from weary to teeth gnashing! Something akin to fingernails scratching against a blackboard! This is difficult to believe when one considers that the cast is first-rate, led by Brian Aherne in the title role, ably paired with the always lovely Olivia DeHavilland. A stalwart group of character actors, including Edward Everett Horton, Lionel Atwill, and Melville Cooper provide support........but even THEIR presence cannot save this flick from its tedium and sheer silliness! Three cheers to Warner Brothers for the splendid entertaining flicks that studio has provided us with during the Golden Age.........but this God-awful turkey must rank up there with the equally inane "Boy Meets Girl" as among the very worst they had to offer the film-going public!

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