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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

George Balanchine wanted to film a ballet of Gershwin's "An American in Paris" for this movie, He choreographed and rehearsed it for three weeks but was told by Goldwyn that "the miners in Harrisburg wouldn't understand it." The ballet was later used in An American in Paris (1951), choreographed by Gene Kelly. 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

La Serenata
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Enrico Toselli
Words by Alfredo Silvestri
Performed by Helen Jepson
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So bad it's good
28 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some reviewers hated this movie and, admittedly, it is relatively plot-free, but it's such a time capsule of movies, acts, and music of the period that I love it. If you ignore the script and realize you're listening to some FABULOUS Gershwin songs and that you're seeing The Ritz Brothers, Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy and others, it can be pretty great. Unlike the some others, I love the Ritz Brothers' specialty about the cats. Some people just don't appreciate silly. Later on, they get bogged down in the plotlessness, but WOW!! . . the kitty cat number is hilarious!!!!!!!! "Where is the gosh, darn cat?????" Some people just don't appreciate silly. Lighten up, people!!

Face it, the movie studios of the day used to trot out all their stars for these Cast of Several movies. Take it for what it is. It was never meant to be "Gone With the Wind". It's more along the lines of "Hollywood Party" (1934) . . Enjoy!!


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