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Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

Approved | | Short, Music | 1 December 1934 (USA)
Several members of MGM's 'galaxy of stars' attend an evening of music and a fashion show.

Director:

Louis Lewyn (uncredited)

Writer:

Don Blanding (poem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Carrillo ... Self - Master of Ceremonies
The Debutantes The Debutantes ... Themselves
Eduardo Durant Eduardo Durant ... Tango Band Leader
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ... Themselves (as Edward Durant's Band)
Fanchon and Marco Girls Fanchon and Marco Girls ... Models
El Brendel ... Self
Mary Brian ... Self
Cornelia 'Connie' Brown Cornelia 'Connie' Brown ... Self
Johnny Mack Brown ... Self
Candy Candido ... Self
Gary Cooper ... Self
Richard Cromwell ... Self
Bing Crosby ... Self
Evalyn DeGage Evalyn DeGage ... Speciality Dancer (as DeGage)
James Ellison ... Self
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Storyline

Hollywood's famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub stages a Star Night-only musical revue in which many Hollywood actors attend. Staged is the operative word. Entertainers include Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra, Eduardo Durant's Tango Band, and the Fancho & Marco Sunkist Beauties. Leo Carrillo acted as the Master of Ceremonies, and introduces a galaxy of stars from their tables. Those higher on the 1935 pecking order, Mary Pickford, Jack Oakie, Arline Judge, Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper, come to the microphone and do a bit...mostly chit-chatting bits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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All the famous movie stars in a knock out technicolor novelty (Print Ad- Kyle News, ((Kyle, Tex.)) 15 March 1935)

Genres:

Short | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film short is included as an extra in the Warner DVD of The Gay Divorcee (1934). See more »

Connections

Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Drums
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played by Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band and danced by Klaytan W. Kirby and Evalyn DeGage
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Technicolor!
15 September 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Louis Lewyn produced and directed this "look at the stars" short for MGMN. He had been doing this sort of work since 1920, starting out with Columbia's SCREEN SNAPSHOTS. Now he was doing this for MGM, so money was spent, including springing for Technicolor. THe print that runs on Turner Classic Movies is not among their best; the elements show imperfect matches, a problem with early three-strip, caused by the three separate elements, each carrying a different color, shrinking at microscopically different rates.

However, while the color isn't the best, people looked at these movies to see the stars out of their usual movie roles. Listeneing to Leo Carillo speak as the elegant, educated man he actually was is a particular treat.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

1 December 1934 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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