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Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | | Music | 22 April 1930 (USA)
A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Writers:

Josep Carner Ribalta (Spanish version), Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
Jean Arthur ... Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
George Bancroft ... Mug (Impulses)
Clara Bow ... Episode 'True to the Navy'
Evelyn Brent ... Bedroom Apache - Episode 'Origin of the Apache'
Mary Brian ... Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
Clive Brook ... Sherlock Holmes (Murder Will Out)
Nancy Carroll ... Episode 'Dance Mad'
Maurice Chevalier ... Apache - Episode 'Origin of the Apache' / 'Park in Paris' / Finale
Gary Cooper ... Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
James Hall ... Episode 'Dream Girl'
Dennis King ... Man to be Hanged - Episode 'The Gallows Song'
Abe Lyman ... Abe Lyman - Episode - 'Dance Mad'
William Powell ... Philo Vance (Murder Will Out)
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Buddy Rogers - Episode 'Love Time' (as Buddy Rogers)
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting singing "My Marine" (written by Richard A. Whiting and Raymond B. Eagan) to a group of U. S. Marines, including Stuart Eriwn, Stanley Smith and Frederic March; Buddy Rogers doing a song-duet with Lillian Roth called "Any Time's the Time to Fall in Love" (written by Elise Jans and Jack King), on a cuckoo-clock set; and Clara Bow singing and dancing in the "True To The Nany Now" number to a group of sailors. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Squads of sweeties Platoons of pippins Companies of cuties Brigades of beauties Divisions of dancers Armies of ace-actors Regiments of roaring comedians (Print Ad- The Leader-Post,((Regina, Saskatchewan)) 28 May 1930)

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

22 April 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galas de la Paramount See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (existing print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor) (some sequences)| Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (seven sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Marlene Dietrich was originally announced to host the German language version of this film, but that never materialized. She allegedly filmed a sequence with her trademark tuxedo and top hat directed by Josef von Sternberg but whereabouts of this footage remain unknown. See more »

Goofs

The re-release opening credits credit producer Jesse L. Lasky as "Jessie" L. Lasky. See more »

Alternate Versions

Version for distribution of the original film in Romania, titled Parada Paramount (1930) included additional sketches by Romanian actors Ion Ian-Covescu and Pola Iliescu See more »

Connections

References Why Bring That Up? (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm in Training for You
Written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer
First danced by Mitzi Mayfair and chorus
Then sung and danced by Jack Oakie and Zelma O'Neal
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Update on surviving sequences
17 August 2010 | by deskmandmnaSee all my reviews

I've just watched the current restoration and can add some information to the 2002 review.

The footage of the opening "Showgirls on Parade" sequence is missing but the sound survives.

The sound disc for "Isadore the Toreador" has been located (only a few days ago) and will be put into the next restoration with the surviving Technicolor footage..

Nino Martini's number is now complete, and in Technicolor.

The "Dream Girl" Technicolor footage survives but the sound is missing.

The "Gallows Scene" is missing most of the sound except for Dennis King's song.


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