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Dixiana (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 31 October 1930 (Ireland)
In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director:

Luther Reed

Writers:

Luther Reed (adapted by), Anne Caldwell (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bebe Daniels ... Dixiana Caldwell
Everett Marshall ... Carl Van Horn
Bert Wheeler ... Peewee
Robert Woolsey ... Ginger Dandy
Joseph Cawthorn ... Cornelius Van Horn - Carl's Father
Jobyna Howland ... Mrs. Birdie Van Horn
Dorothy Lee ... Nanny - Pewee's Girl
Ralf Harolde ... Royal Montague
Bill Robinson ... Specialty Dancer / Plantation Butler
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Storyline

In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

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Taglines:

Desired by All....Song Maddened....love-Swept....In Carnival Revelry! (Print Ad-The Sydney Post,((Sydney, Nova Scotia)) 5 December 1930) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1930 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Az arany lépcső See more »

Filming Locations:

Universal City, California, USA

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (last two reels)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles"). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Birdie Van Horn: No woman would marry a man if she could see him sleep first.
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Featured in The Race to Save 100 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My One Ambition Is You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Sung and Danced by Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler
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early role for Wheeler & Woolsey
27 April 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Kind of an odd one from RKO. thankfully, this has been restored by the UCLA film group! One of the first roles for both comedians Wheeler and Woolsey...they would make a whole library of silly comedies together, but here their parts are more co-stars. They are the giant Ostrich-dancers, onstage with Dixiana. and the men are all after her. Bebe Daniels had started in silents as a child star. This was one of only TWO film roles for Everett Marshall ... didn't seem to like the show biz. The picture quality is pretty good, if you see a restored version, but the sound is still pretty squirrel-y. and on Turner Classic, they even have captions, which was a help, since the sound isn't great. Many references to slavery, since we ARE still in the old, south, in New Orleans. and we see the same, funny old vaudeville bits that Wheeler and Woolsey had done, and would continue to do in all their films over the years. Story is ok, but could have done with less singing... didn't really add anything to the film, but back yonder, so many films thought they needed to emphasize the singing to tell the story. Interesting cross of proper old family customs and vaudeville folk. One of only eleven films directed by Luther Reed. Acc to wikipedia, he had started out as a theater critic! unusual trajectory for a critic. It's okay as a story, but very interesting, for the early history contained within.


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