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The House That Shadows Built (1931)

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Paramount Pictures marked its 20th year in the business with this feature presentation of film clips, profiles of its then-current stars, and coming attractions.

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Paramount Pictures marked its 20th year in the business with this feature presentation of film clips, profiles of its then-current stars, and coming attractions. Written by Anonymous

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The segment by the Marx Brothers, a promotion for their film Monkey Business (1931) originally filmed for inclusion in Paramount on Parade (1930), is a re-working of the first act of their first successful Broadway play "I'll Say She Is". Except for a few name changes and additional gags, the scene is almost completely the same as the script used for the stage production. See more »

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Caesar's Ghost: Now, just a moment, wait a minute. He might be crazy. Wait, I'll find out. You wanna go on the stage?
[The Merchant of Wieners nods]
Caesar's Ghost: Crazy.
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PARAMOUNT CELEBRATES IT'S TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY!
18 May 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This fascinating film from 1931 was designed as almost a "history" of Paramount studios. They had been in business for some years when they decided to promote their stars and projects in this production. It even includes some ideas, clips, and proposals for the 1931-32 season, some of the projects which never came about. But the absolute highlight: The Marx Bros. in the "Monkey Business" promo!


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