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Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved  |   |  Short, Comedy, Music  |  2 October 1937 (USA)
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George Hamilton ...
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Louis & Celeste ...
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Connee Boswell ...
Singer
Medina & Mimosa ...
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The Brian Sisters ...
The Three Brian Sisters (as The Three Brian Sisters)
Peter Lind Hayes ...
Uniformed Messenger (as Lind Hayes)
Gaylord Carter ...
Gaylord
International Models ...
Dress Models
Dick Foran ...
Dick Foran
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John Howard
Margot Grahame ...
Margot Grahame
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Chester Morris
Robert Benchley ...
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Sally Blane
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A unique show was staged every Sunday night at the famous Trocadero nightclub in Hollywood. with agents, talent scouts and studio execs attending, plus many big-name stars of the movies. On this particular Sunday night, the looking-for-stardom (or a job) acts included the Brian Sisters, Connee Boswell, Peter Lind HAyes (billed as Lind Hayes). Reginald Deny was also on hand posing as a candid cameraman snapping shots of all the acts, and kidding the celebs in attendance as he gets them to pose for him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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2 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un domingo en el Trocadero  »

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Trivia

The wine list at the Trocadero Club includes the items Chertok et Fils, Quimby et Quimby, and Gene Ruggiero et Fils. These are allusions to MGM's short subject producers Jack Chertok and Fred Quimby, and film editor Gene Ruggiero. See more »

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All credited cast members following the International Models are identified by Reginald Denny. See more »

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There's Always a Happy Ending
Written by Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman and Maurice Sigler
Performed by Connee Boswell and The Brian Sisters
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Awful musical short from MGM to show Hollywood night life in '37...
21 April 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I can't think of a worse musical short I've seen from Metro, hosted by REGINALD DENNY, the distinguished looking British actor. He's seen at a nightclub called the Trocadero, taking candid photos of the various celebrities enjoying a night out.

The soundtrack is appallingly bad, with none of the dialog understandable for the average viewer and full of name dropping remarks from Denny as he acknowledges the famous faces from the '30s.

Movie buffs will easily recognize some of them: Arthur (Dagwood) Lake, Dick Foran, John Howard, Chester Morris, Robert Benchley, Connie Boswell, Groucho Marx, Frank Morgan, Eric Blore, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh.

The music performances are way below par. A trio of sisters is the worst act of all and the bandwagon of George Hamilton is so-so. Boswell's voice is fine but her choice of numbers is questionable, to say the least.

Pretty bad considering it coasts on its musical talent and it sounds as though it's coming from outer space, so bad is the soundtrack. Picture quality is fine though, but you might as well have a tin ear as far as the music is concerned.

Peter Lind Hayes as a hopeful picture discovery doing some imitations and mugging his way through bad material, at least shows promise as a standup comedian that he became later on.


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