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Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, 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 »
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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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C'MON MAKE WHOOPEE AT "PARAMOUNT ON PARADE" With Hollywood's Gayest Stars Doing the Stuff They Do Best! (Print Ad-Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse NY)) 30 April 1930) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Trivia

Paramount On Parade did mediocre business at the box office, after it was released to the general public on April 19, 1930. Only the Clara Bow segment, titled "The Redhead," and the Maurice Chevalier segment were popular with movie audiences. 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 Isadore the Toreador
Written by Dave Franklin
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A VERY ENTERTAINING HODGEPODGE
20 October 1999 | by niki-17See all my reviews

You get to see dozens of early talkie stars in this hodgepodge. The short "drama" sequences and most of the "comedy" sequences are awful, but the singing and dancing routines are tops. My favorites are the "I'm in Training for You" routine (Jack Oakie and Zelma O'Neal), the "Dancing to Save Your Soul" routine (Nancy Carroll and an uncredited Al Norman - the great deadpan rubberlegs dancer), Maurice Chevalier singing "All I Want is Just One" and "Sweeping the Clouds Away" and little Mitzi Green imitating Chevalier.


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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 »

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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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