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Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  24 May 1941 (USA)
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A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) 'Cary Grant', Greta Garbo 'Edward G. Robinson' and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ...
Cary Grant / Clark Gable / James Cagney / Bing Crosby / Lewis Stone / Ned Sparks / Groucho Marx (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
Greta Garbo / Coat Check Girl / Henry Fonda's Mother / Dorothy Lamour (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry Colonna / Peter Lorre (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Jimmy Stewart / Mickey Rooney / Henry Fonda (voice) (uncredited)
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A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) 'Cary Grant', Greta Garbo 'Edward G. Robinson' and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and George Raft, Harpo Marx, 'Clark Gable', Bing Crosby, Leopold Stokowski, James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour, 'Tyrone Power (I)' and Sonja Henie, The Frankenstein Monster, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Oliver Hardy, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, 'Judy Garland (I)' and Lewis Stone, Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Henry Fonda, J. Edgar Hoover, Ned Sparks, Jerry Colonna, and Groucho Marx; many more just get sight gags, such as 'Claudette Colbert', Norma Shearer, William Powell, Don Ameche, Wallace Beery, C. Aubrey Smith, Boris Karloff, Arthur Treacher, Buster Keaton and Mischa Auer. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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One of the few WB cartoons to feature an all human cast excluding the horse. See more »

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J Edgar Hoover: Gee, Gee, Gee, Gee!
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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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Jimmy Valentine
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Music by Gus Edwards
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Excellent example of a staple of the early animated shorts
2 February 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short is jammed with caricatures of notables-mostly actors and actresses, but J. Edgar Hoover is here too, as are Leopold Stowkowski and Sally Rand. Not only stars (Gable, Garbo and Grant) but character actors (the almost mandatory Ned Sparks appearance is here) as well. It was an excellent concept, tailor-made for the animators. Their audience would recognize the caricatures and get the jokes easily. This is one of the better ones. Most, if not all the animation studios did at least one or two such shorts. Well worth looking for. Most recommended.


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