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Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 24 May 1941 (USA)
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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Jerry Colonna / Peter Lorre (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Caricatures of Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Shirley Temple were deleted before the release of this short. Stills from these deleted scenes were used as promotional material. See more »

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Clark Gable turns his head 180 degree to look at the Lady in red. See more »

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J Edgar Hoover: Gee, Gee, Gee, Gee!
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References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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Music by Eduardo Durant
Conga number played when Dorothy Lamour asks James Stewart to dance
Also danced by various other characters
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Stars in Step!
19 June 2008 | by (Western Washington State, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Steps Out is paradise for the old movie fan, or someone familiar with the great performers of the Golden Era. Big name stars and character actors alike are all in motion to the beat of The Conga. In fact, in a running gag from the opening scene where the Kleig Lights are swaying in time to The Conga, right on through to the ending where Clark Gable catches Groucho Marx in drag, everyone seems to be doing that dance. Wouldn't you? I know I would! Fun stuff! For those who 'don't understand' this cartoon I suggest the following...either start watching classic movies, or watch other cartoons. Anyone who enjoys watching the classic movie era is going to love this. Those unfamiliar with those films, and their stars, are going to be lost. As for me, I watch this one over and over and still love it!


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