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New Faces of 1937 (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2 July 1937 (USA)
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 »

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Joe Penner ...
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Wallington Wedge
Harry Parke ...
Parky (as Parkyakarkus)
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Patricia Harrington
William Brady ...
Jimmy Thompson
Jerome Cowan ...
Robert Hunt
Thelma Leeds ...
Elaine Dorset
Lorraine Krueger ...
Suzy
Tommy Mack ...
Judge Hugo Straight
Bert Gordon ...
Count Mischa Moody
Patricia Wilder ...
Hunt's Secretary
Richard Lane ...
Broker Harry Barnes
Dudley Clements ...
Stage Manager Plunkett
William Corson ...
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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>

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LAUGH at the looney guys! LOOK at the lovely girls LISTEN to those tantalizing tunes. See more »


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Trivia

RKO planned to do a sequel, "New Faces of 1938", but dropped the idea when this movie was not received very well. See more »

Crazy Credits

Joe Penner, Milton Berle, Parkyakarkus, Harriet Hilliard, William Brady, Jerome Cowan, Thelma Leeds and a hundred new faces! (Title lobby card). See more »

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

Soundtracks

Love Is Never Out of Season
(1937)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Sung by William Brady (uncredited) and danced by Harriet Hilliard (uncredited) and male chorus
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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!


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