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Kiki (1931)

Kiki, a French chorus girl is desperate to get into and be someone in show business, come what may.

Director:

Sam Taylor

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Sam Taylor (adaptation), David Belasco (based on the play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Kiki
Reginald Denny ... Victor Randall
Joseph Cawthorn ... Alfred Rapp
Margaret Livingston ... Paulette Vaile
Phil Tead ... Eddie
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Bunson
Edwin Maxwell ... Dr. Smiley
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Kiki, a French chorus girl is desperate to get into and be someone in show business, come what may.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 March 1931 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$810,568 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$426,513
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One glorious scene
20 August 2008 | by adt125See all my reviews

This is so like Mary Pickford.

Even in one her apparently not so good movies she deposits a number of special moments and some in this movie are totally enjoyable.

The long dance scene is wonderfully choreographed and hilarious, I had to keep watching it over and over.

People often forget that in the earliest talkies actors were hamstrung by the positioning and quality of microphones. It took them a while to work it out and for actors to work out how to free themselves up again.

This is by no means a bad movie. An enjoyable movie with some special moments and also great to see a different Pickford.

Pickford only made one more movie, mostly because external events and pressures were over taking her life. If only Fairbanks could have stayed true to Mary - we may have got a whole bunch of Mary Pickford movies and in a new genre.


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