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George White's Scandals (1934)

Passed | | Musical | 16 March 1934 (USA)
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy ... See full summary »

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George White (story), Jack Yellen (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Vallee ... Jimmy Martin
Jimmy Durante ... Happy McGillicuddy
Alice Faye ... Kitty Donnelly / Mona Vale
Adrienne Ames ... Barbara Loraine
Gregory Ratoff ... Nicholas Mitwoch
Cliff Edwards ... Stew Hart
Dixie Dunbar ... Patsy Day
George White ... George White
Gertrude Michael ... Miss Lee
Warren Hymer ... Pete Pandos - Greek Wrestler
Thomas E. Jackson ... Al Burke (as Thomas Jackson)
Armand Kaliz ... Count Dekker
Roger Gray Roger Gray ... Sailor Brown (as Roger Grey)
William Bailey ... Harold Bestry
George Irving ... John R. Loraine
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Storyline

Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin and Kitty Donnelly in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escândalos de Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eighteen-year-old Alice Faye, the female vocalist with Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees, was slated to make her screen debut in a featured spot. Then in a Hollywood fantasy come to life, Lilian Harvey, a musical favorite of European moviegoers, decided that the female lead was rather secondary and withdrew from the film. Enter Alice, at Rudy Vallee's suggestion, to fill Miss Harvey's shoes. Billed third after Mr. Vallee and Jimmy Durante, Miss Faye was bestowed with a saucy hit song, "Nasty Man" (music by Ray Henderson, lyrics by Irving Caesar and Jack Yellen), followed quickly by a movie contract with Fox. See more »

Crazy Credits

Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White. See more »

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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Nasty Man
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar
Performed by Alice Faye and chorus
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The Dog Lovers' Favourite
8 November 2009 | by rhoda-9See all my reviews

If you love cute dogs, don't on any account miss a chance to see this picture for the number in which THREE men (Durante, Vallee, and Edwards) try to pick up girls with the trusty device of the cute dog. In "My Dog Loves Your Dog" each man point out to a girl that his dog is very fond of the girl's dog, so why don't they follow their pets' example! (Not such a bad idea, when one considers the number of couples who have broken up because of a pet, so it's great if things can go right from the start.) The song is rather babyish, but it is very sweet because it creates the idea that the reason the woman should take the man is that he will offer her doglike devotion (but not in a drippy way, in a lighthearted way--Rudy Vallee sings to Alice Faye, "You know that I really am/Much nicer than that sealyham"! As dog lovers know, this is another reason to watch the film, a real period piece, because sealyhams, which were fashionable in the Twenties and early Thirties, are now almost extinct!


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