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The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance  -  4 February 1938 (USA)
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Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Merlin (as Adolph Menjou)
The Ritz Brothers ...
Themselves
Vera Zorina ...
Olga Samara
Kenny Baker ...
Danny Beecher
Andrea Leeds ...
Hazel Dawes
Edgar Bergen ...
Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy ...
Charlie
Helen Jepson ...
Leona Jerome
Phil Baker ...
Michael Day
Bobby Clark ...
A. Basil Crane Jr.
Ella Logan ...
Glory Wood
Jerome Cowan ...
Director
Charles Kullmann ...
Alfredo in 'La Traviata'
The American Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera ...
Ballet Dancers
Nydia Westman ...
Ada
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Storyline

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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And now the aristocrat of the fun shows

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goldwyn Follies  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A large number of writers were hired at one time or another to write the script, including Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, George Jessel, Harry W. Conn, Alan Campbell, Anita Loos, John Emerson, Alice Duer Miller and 'Dorothy Parker'. Samuel Goldwyn rejected their scripts and finally hired Ben Hecht (who wrote his script in two weeks) for the final version. It is not known if any of the earlier work was used in Hecht's version. See more »

Quotes

Danny Beecher: You live near here?
Hazel Dawes: Just down the street.
Danny Beecher: Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping for a long walk. But maybe you'd like to go exploring? I heard there's an ocean near here and we could sit on the beach and get sunburned.
Hazel Dawes: Tonight?
Danny Beecher: I'm sorry. With you, it seems like the sun *is* shining.
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Connections

Referenced in Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Water Nymph Ballet
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Vernon Duke
Danced by Vera Zorina and The American Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera
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User Reviews

I agree the film is in many ways a mess, but what grand songs!
5 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I agree that the film is in many ways a mess, but what grand songs! Some of the last songs George Gershwin composed (a few actually finished by Vernon Duke). Especially lovely is Kenny Baker slinging hamburgers in a diner, singing "Love Walked In," and later "Love Is Here To Stay." It is also a very early example of a Technicolor film. So although often quite dumb, this film has its moments of fine entertainment.


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