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Hollywood Party (1934)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Musical | 1 June 1934 (USA)
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »


Richard Boleslawski (uncredited), Allan Dwan (uncredited) | 6 more credits »


Howard Dietz (screen play), Arthur Kober (screen play)




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Jimmy Durante ... Durante / Schnarzan
Jack Pearl ... Baron Munchausen
Polly Moran ... Henrietta Clemp
Charles Butterworth ... Harvey Clemp
Eddie Quillan ... Bob Benson
June Clyde ... Linda Clemp
Lupe Velez ... The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
George Givot ... Liondora aka Grand Royal Duke
Richard Carle ... Knapp


Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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wade in chuckles up to your chin!...listen to music you'll be hummin' in the bathtub for months!...clap your eyes on the grandest gals ever! ...and see stars so thick you'll have to comb 'em outa your hair! (Print Ad-Deseret News, ((Salt Lake City, Utah)) 5 July 1934) See more »


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Did You Know?


The last film at MGM for "The Three Stooges". They would move to Columbia Pictures for the remainder of their careers. See more »


While Jimmy is giving his welcoming speech to his party guests, the scene briefly shifts back to the orchestra, still playing, but with no audio. See more »


[first lines]
Knapp: Ah! How's business?
Theatre Manager: Swell, it's Garbo.
Knapp: It'll be even better next week when you play my new Schnarzan picture. What a star, what a star!
Knapp: [looks at watch] Oh, has the trailer gone on yet?
Theatre Manager: You'll just about catch it.
Knapp: Good.
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Alternate Versions

Older television prints of "Hollywood Party" run 63 minutes, and exclude the appearance by Mickey Mouse, as well as the Disney Technicolor cartoon "Hot Chocolate Soldiers". See more »


Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »


Feelin' High
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Sung by The King's Men, Arthur Jarrett Shirley Ross and Harry Barris
Danced by chorus
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User Reviews

"... Nobody Sleeps Tonight!"
11 April 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

I thought this Golden Oldie was great fun. Puzzling how it gets short shrift from IMDb reviewers, as it sustains itself throughout the 75 minutes with a consistently high level of humor and music. It is also puzzling how few people have actually seen it in comparison to the goodly number of reviews.

In any case, I love Laurel and Hardy and Charles Butterworth always adds a great deal to any picture with his befuddled 'Tom Smothers' brand of humor. The main star is old reliable Jimmy Durante doing his familiar schtick, and there are a couple of good musical numbers, especially one with Eddie Quillan and June Clyde called "I've Had My Moments", and also the title song written by Rodgers&Hart.

It is a fast-moving 75 minutes, too fast and too entertaining for such a low IMDb rating. If you're a fan of movies, especially old movies, I recommend this one. And there's no 'message' here; it's just old-fashioned entertainment, accent on the 'old-fashioned'.

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Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Revue of 1933 See more »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (3-strip Technicolor) (Animated sequence only)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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