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The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

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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(story and screen play), (special sequences: Ritz Brothers) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Merlin (as Adolph Menjou)
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The Ritz Brothers
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Olga Samara
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Danny Beecher
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Hazel Dawes
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Charlie
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Leona Jerome
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Michael Day
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A. Basil Crane Jr.
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Glory Wood
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Charles Kullmann ...
Alfredo in 'La Traviata'
The American Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera ...
Ballet Dancers
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Ada
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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." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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And now the aristocrat of the fun shows


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Release Date:

4 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goldwyn Follies  »

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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

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

Stage hands' shadows can be seen throwing out cats, during the Ritz Brothers' "Pussycat Song" number. See more »

Quotes

Charlie McCarthy: What did your mother say to the stork?
Michael Day: That's an insult, take it back!
Charlie McCarthy: Exactly!
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Connections

Referenced in Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Another Rhumba
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Written for the movie but not in the released print
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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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