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Hollywood Wonderland (1947)

 -  Short | Musical  -  9 August 1947 (USA)
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Tour guides take visitors on a promotional guide of Warner Brothers' studios.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Robert Arthur ...
Tour Guide (uncredited)
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Herself (in photo) (uncredited)
John Carroll ...
Actor in Canoe (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Saloon Singer (clip from "Ride, Cowboy, Ride" (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fritz Feld ...
Director (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Foran ...
Singing Cowboy (clip from "Sunday Roundup" (1936)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kirby Grant ...
Highlander (clip from "Changing of the Guard" (1936)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ...
Man Taking Tour (uncredited)
Gordon Hart ...
Highland Officer (clip from "Changing of the Guard" (1936)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Wanda Hendrix ...
Tour Guide (uncredited)
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Grandfather (clip from "Changing of the Guard" (1936)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kathryn Kane ...
Actress in Canoe (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ...
Man in Commissary (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Knox Manning ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Dennis Morgan ...
Himself (in Photo) (uncredited)
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Two tour guides take visitors around Warner Bros. showing them scenes of films allegedly in the making but which actually consist of archive footage from previously released Technicolor Warner Bros. short subjects. Written by Anonymous

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9 August 1947 (USA)  »

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(TCM print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Available as an extra on the Turner Home Entertainment DVD edition of Tycoon (1947). See more »

Connections

References Saratoga Trunk (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
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Music by Johann Strauß
Performed by a dance troupe playing violins
From Gypsy Sweetheart (1935)
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Hollywood Babalu-land
28 September 2006 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this sixteen-minute short is the eye-popping Technicolor. The music is ho-hum and at times downright boring, snipped from Warner Brothers musical shorts of the previous decade. Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards, aka Jiminy Cricket)is pleasing, singing and playing a guitar rather than a ukulele. Cowboy Dick Foran shows why singing shoot-em-up pictures came to be called horse operas. Unlike Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Tex Ritter, Foran's voice was more suitable for opera than for western ballads. His style was derivative of Nelson Eddy rather than Bing Crosby.

For smirks, there's Clark Gable lookalike John Carroll warbling a song while in a canoe. Carroll turned out to be a much better actor than his reputation would indicate. For movie buffs there's a glimpse of starlet Lauren Bacall as her picture floats across the screen while the narrator emphasizes the importance of photography in the making of a Hollywood film.

Mainly for die-hard fans of 1930's-era popular music, "Hollywood Wonderland" is more like Hollywood Babalu-land.

Footnote: The tour guide is the same Wanda Hendrix who played Pilar in the film noir thriller, "Ride the Pink Horse," the same year.


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