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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 ...
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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
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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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Music Not Bad, But Humor And Sound Very Weak
15 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Reginald Denny and Galaxy of Stars" is how this is billed in the beginning credits.

Interesting at first to see real-life footage of people at a nightclub, complete with cigarette girls, dress and hairstyles of the period. Then it goes into a corny story of a lowly poor usher-type guy who is ready to break into the talent show business....and he's terrible.

Along the way we get some lame comedic acts and some orchestra numbers, some solo singing efforts, that are "fair to good." Personally, I liked the up-tempo numbers better, like the finale with The Brian Sisters.

It was cool to see stars like Groucho Marx (sans mustache) in the audience, along with Frank Morgan, Robert Benchley, Frank McHugh and others.

The worst part of this was the sound quality. I saw this on a Marx Brothers DVD (" Night At The Opera") in which the movie and the other features all came through sharp and clear....but not in this short. I couldn't decipher about half the dialog, which was very annoying.


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