MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,601 this week

New Faces of 1937 (1937)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  2 July 1937 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

A crooked producer tries to link his backers by producing a flop and disapearing with the money. Patricia, one of the chorus girls has given her money, too and after the disapearing of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

Dancer Ann Miller Dies at 81
| IMDb News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2086 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1540 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 81 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: New Faces of 1937 (1937)

New Faces of 1937 (1937) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of New Faces of 1937.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An actor from a popular television sitcom agrees to appear at the Grand Opening of a Houston Super Kmart. On his journey to and appearance at the Kmart, he learns lessons about his career, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie
Stars: Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Cara Buono
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In contrast to most of the violence-laden "blaxploitation" films of the period, this low-budget effort eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Williams
Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene
Ratboy (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Director: Sondra Locke
Stars: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett
Blood Car (2007)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood...HUMAN BLOOD.

Director: Alex Orr
Stars: Mike Brune, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Rowlett
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Molnac and his musical troupe; Beggs, the manager; Mitzi Martos, a singer; Mitzi's agent Pauline; society scion Barry Saunders and his "keeper" Oliver Goodwin, are en route to Santa ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Joe Penner, Gene Raymond, Harry Parke
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two bumbling GIs manage to get themselves invited to a dinner party at a boarding house "for women only". When the cook comes down with scarlet fever, the authorities quarantine the house ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Richard Martin
Girl Rush (1944)
Comedy | Western | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two unsuccesful vaudeville entertainers decide to search for gold during the Californian goldrush in 1849. They come to a town where no woman lives. The dewellers of this town promise them ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Frances Langford
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Anne Jeffreys
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Judy Canova, Allan Jones, Ann Miller
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Penner ...
...
Wallington
Harry Parke ...
Parky (as Parkyakarkus)
...
Patricia
William Brady ...
Jimmy
Jerome Cowan ...
Robert Hunt
Thelma Leeds ...
Elaine
Lorraine Krueger ...
Suzy
Tommy Mack ...
Judge Hugo Straight
Bert Gordon ...
Count Mischa Moody
Patricia Wilder ...
Hunt's Secretary
Richard Lane ...
Broker
Dudley Clements ...
Stage Manager
William Corson ...
Assistant Stage Manager
...
Doorman
Edit

Storyline

A crooked producer tries to link his backers by producing a flop and disapearing with the money. Patricia, one of the chorus girls has given her money, too and after the disapearing of the producer one of the backers is in charge of production, trying the same trick. But Patricia tries to convince him to give the show a chance. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A new show idea sweeps the screen!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young People  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Freedman's sketch "A Day at the Brokers" appeared in "The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936", which opened on Broadway on 30 January 1936. It had 115 performances and starred Fanny Brice, Bob Hope and Eve Arden. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lobster Man from Mars (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Berry Blossoms Bloom
(1937)
Written by Joe Penner and Hal Raynor
Sung and danced by Joe Penner (uncredited) in the show
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mel Brooks' Inspiration
5 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this film, Jerome Cowan plays a seedy producer who would rather have flops than hits. Why? He sells more than 100% of the show to his investors. Does this plot sound familiar? This is the basic plot of Mel Brooks' classic "The Producers". However, this film was made 30 years earlier! Now "New Faces" is not nearly as funny or inventive as "The Producers". The plot is only there to hold together the various musical numbers, comedy sketches, and specialty acts which make up the film. By the middle of the film, Cowan has left his show in the hands of young Milton Berle, because Cowan's girlfriend is about to rat him out to his investors. Berle fixes the show.

"New Faces" is filled with 1930s comedians. Joe "Wanna Buy a Duck" Penner is top billed, but it is Milton Berle who really drives the film. Due to his caustic personality and "anything for a laugh" attitude, people tend to discount Berle's comedic abilities. He is truly funny in this film and it is his best cinema showcase until "Always Leave Then Laughing". Also on hand are Harry Einstein (Parkyakarkus)(the father of Albert Brooks and "Super Dave" Bob Einstein), and Bert "The Mad Russian" Gordon. Harriet Nelson, this time without Ozzie, is the leading lady. Teenage Ann Miller has a specialty number. The film also presents various '30s vaudeville performers doing their routines.

"New Faces" is not a great film, but it is certainly enjoyable. I wonder how many times Mel Brooks saw this film!


27 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Big band in New Faces A2ZJerry
Beatrice Schute = Hillary Brooke? Br007
Discuss New Faces of 1937 (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?