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Despite a dying man's efforts to enjoy his final days, a jewel thief trying to comfort a great dancer, and a big business deal in progress, there are still those who say that 'nothing ever happens here.'





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Cast overview:
Jack Lionel Bohn ...
The Baron (as Jack Bohn)
Clarence Rock ...
The Room Clerk
Jane Gale ...
Curtis Karpe ...
Geraldine Dvorak ...
Madam (as Jeraldine Dvorak)
Charles Judels ...


The terminally ill Mr. Waistline wants the best room in the hotel, so that he can enjoy himself while he still can. The Baron befriends him and graciously gives up his own room. Meanwhile, the great dancer 'Madam' is despondent and does not want to perform. The Baron slips into her room to steal her pearls, but then tries to comfort her. Prizering is at the hotel with an attractive stenographer, hoping to close a big business deal. And yet there are still those who say that 'nothing ever happens here.' Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy | Musical





Release Date:

25 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1932-1933 season) #17: Nothing Ever Happens  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Geraldine Dvorak, who parodies Greta Garbo, was once a stand-in for the actress. See more »


Spoofs Grand Hotel (1932) See more »


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Nothing Ever Happens
29 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lovely, slightly bizarre little 18 minute short; a parody of Grand Hotel.

The actors mimic the stars in voice, dress, and mannerisms. The best of these are the impersonations of John and Lionel Barrymore. John's mimic has the voice, walk, and eyes spot-on; Lionel's the hand-gestures and general desperate demeanour. The Crawford mimic looks remarkably like the real thing.

Spoken songs with great rhythm, good comedy, dancing bell-hops, and irate chefs complete the picture.

An extra on the Grand Hotel DVD, it's a perfect footnote to an excellent film.

An utterly charming treat.

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