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Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved  |   |  Short, Comedy, Music  |  2 October 1937 (USA)
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Master of Ceremonies
George Hamilton ...
Songwriter
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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Storyline

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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Short | Comedy | Music

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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 »

Crazy Credits

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

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I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Connee Boswell
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Sunday Night at the Trocadero was an interesting curio for the chance to see Groucho Marx sans his trademark mustache
22 January 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this rarity on the A Night at the Opera DVD. It takes place at the title nightclub with many celebrities in attendance. One of them was Groucho Marx, here with then-wife Ruth Johnson, who's seen without his trademark greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. There are also much enjoyable music and dancing depicted. Connee Boswell provides an enjoyable number and then when The Brian Sisters develop stagefright, she also does a nice teaming with them. Unfortunately, there's also an unfunny impressionist and I mean unfunny both in who he impersonates and what lines he gives. Actually, many reviewers here also complained about how low the volume seemed to be so maybe that was my problem as well. Anyway, Sunday Night at the Trocadero is worth a look for the rare chance to see Groucho on film as he really looked off-screen during this period.


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