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Sally (1929)

TV-G | | Musical | 12 January 1930 (USA)
Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

Writers:

Guy Bolton (author of Ziegfeld's musical comedy), Waldemar Young (screen version)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Miller ... Sally
Alexander Gray ... Blair Farell
Joe E. Brown ... Grand Duke Connie
T. Roy Barnes ... Otis Hooper
Pert Kelton ... Rosie
Ford Sterling ... 'Pops' Shendorff
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Ten Brock
E.J. Ratcliffe E.J. Ratcliffe ... John Farell
Jack Duffy ... Roue
Ethel Stone Ethel Stone ... Lutie
Nora Lane ... Marcia
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Storyline

Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. Working as a waitress, she goes from job to job until she finds a job that also allows her to dance. At the restaurant, she meets Blair, and they both fall for each other, but Blair is engaged to Marcia. Sally is hired to impersonate a famous Russian dancer named Noskerova, but at that engagement, she is found to be a phony and that Blair is engaged. Undaunted, she proceeds with her life and has her show on Broadway, but she still thinks of Blair. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 January 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cilly See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Apparatus)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The musical play, "Sally", opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York on 21 December 1920 and closed on 22 April 1922 after 561 performances. The opening night cast included Marilyn Miller, who originated her movie role as Sally, Leon Errol as Connie, Walter Catlett as Otis and Alfred P. James as Pops, The only songs in the musical used in the film were the title song, "Sally," "Wild Rose" and "Look for the Silver Lining." See more »

Connections

Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

After Busines Hours
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Sally was a first in Chatham
5 April 2000 | by dansavoieSee all my reviews

Sally, with Marilyn Miller, was the first movie shown at the Chatham Capitol Theatre in Chatham, Ontario Canada - on April 11, 1930. It was originally shown in color, however all the color sequences have been lost. It only survives in Black & White.

Sally appears to be a bit dated, as we make our way through this new millennium, but serves as a tribute to the beauty and youth of Marilyn Miller. Miller is a fantastic dancer and gives the role 100%.

The film is hard to find, but worth watching if you locate it. Thanks to MGM/UA and Turner for finding the merit to release it on laser disc back in 1993.


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