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Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 10 November 1934 (USA)
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors:

Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany (uncredited)

Writers:

Arthur Sheekman (original story and screen play), Nat Perrin (original story and screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Wilson Jr.
Ann Sothern ... Joan Larrabee
Ethel Merman ... Dot Clark
George Murphy ... Jerry Lane
Berton Churchill ... Col. Harrison Larrabee (as Burton Churchill)
Warren Hymer ... Louie the Lug
Paul Harvey ... Shiek Mulhulla
Jesse Block Jesse Block ... Ben Ali
Eva Sully Eva Sully ... Princess Fanya
Otto Hoffman ... Khoot
Stanley Fields ... Oscar Wilson
Edgar Kennedy ... Herman Wilson
Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy ... Pop Wilson
John Kelly ... Adolph Wilson
Doris Davenport ... Nora aka 'Toots'
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Taglines:

HE HAD PLENTY OF DOLLARS AND NO SENSE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kid Millions See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (3-strip Technicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The music of I Want to Be a Minstrel Man, sung by Harold Nicholas and chorus girls (Lucille Ball is clearly visible at 39:10 for a few seconds), was reused by composer Burton Lane in Royal Wedding (1951) as You're All the World to Me, where Astaire dances on the floor, walls and ceiling. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Wilson Jr.: I wonder what the doctor said to your father when you were born.
Princess Fanya: Why bring that up?
Eddie Wilson Jr.: That's just what I thought.
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Connections

References The Big Brain (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

An Earful of Music
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Ethel Merman and chorus
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More Wonderful Cantor Nonsense
1 March 2011 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

All of the films of Eddie Cantor are great, but my two favorites have to be "Whoopee!" and this one. The storyline has our hero going to Egypt to inherit a 77 million dollar fortune, followed by a platoon of other people who would like to lay a prior claim to it. Among the co-stars are lovely Ann Sothern, in one of her earliest roles as the ingénue, and amazing Ethel Merman who really gives us "An Earful Of Music" in the opening sequence. Also along for the ride are the very young Nicholas Brothers who prove why they were so popular, and if you blink, you'll miss a glimpse of young Lucille Ball as one of the famed Goldwyn Girls. The finale is shot in spectacular three-color Technicolor, which was in an experimental stage at this point. Love this film.


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