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Big Boy (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 11 September 1930 (USA)
Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

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... Gus
... Annabel
... Mother
... Jack
... Coley Reed
Lew Harvey ... Doc Wilbur
Franklin Batie ... Jim
... Joe
Tom Wilson ... Tucker
Colin Campbell ... Steve Leslie
... Bagby
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Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

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O Meninão  »

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This was the first of two Jolson Broadway vehicles to be filmed; the other was Wonder Bar (1934). See more »

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Hooray For Baby And Me
Music by Archie Gottler and George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung by Al Jolson in the restaurant
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30 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this film on the big screen (as all great film stars should be seen) almost 20 years ago and it was one of the most thrilling film experiences I have ever had.

Despite the film being politically incorrect in this day & age it is a great testament to all the performers who appeared in the beginnings of the sound revolution.

Al Jolson appeared as Gus the main character (& the role he actually played on broadway many times in different productions)in this play that was literally filmed on the stage.

If anyone with an open mind sits through a showing of the film, I'm sure that they would appreciate the 'rough' basic performances and the contribution they made to film history.


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