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Chasing Rainbows (1930)

The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Reisner

Writers:

Robert E. Hopkins (story "Road Show") (as Robert Hopkins), Bess Meredyth (story "Road Show") | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bessie Love ... Carlie Seymour
Charles King ... Terry Fay
Jack Benny ... Eddie Rock
George K. Arthur ... Lester
Polly Moran ... Polly
Gwen Lee ... Peggy
Nita Martan Nita Martan ... Daphne Wayne
Eddie Phillips ... Don Cordova
Marie Dressler ... Bonnie
Youcca Troubetzkov ... Lanning
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Storyline

The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. The spectacular dancing ensembles and colorful costumes and pulchritude on-stage offers a contrasting background to the drabness of the backstage, where joy, sorrow, tragedies, deception, and romance are intertwined. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

ALL-TALKING! - ALL-LAUGHING! - ALL-NEW! - IN TECHNICOLOR! (original poster - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road Show See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM Print) (incomplete)

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (two sequences)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in 1929, but not released until 1930. See more »

Quotes

Bonnie: I was kissed by a Spaniard once... now look at me!
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References King of Jazz (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Ain't Nothin' but the Blues
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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Joe Goodwin
Sung by Charles King
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Surprisingly unprofessional
18 June 2016 | by westerfieldalfredSee all my reviews

I won't repeat other reviews; I agree with almost all comments. What I'd like to address is the unprofessional editing. In one scene actors apparently are listening to Jack Benny lecturing but without sound. This is clearly a medium reaction shot, meant to have Jack's voice over. Poly Moran stands in a doorway without moving for about three seconds before action begins. An actor enters a door from the outside - you can't see the door - and then the camera pauses. Then on the inside we see the door continues to open. At the trimmed fade out you see the door start to open again. This is an A picture made by an A studio. Such gaffes are unforgivable.


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