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Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

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 ... Himself - 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 ... Himself
Mary Brian ... Herself
Cornelia 'Connie' Brown Cornelia 'Connie' Brown ... Herself
Johnny Mack Brown ... Himself
Candy Candido Candy Candido ... Himself
Gary Cooper ... Himself
Richard Cromwell ... Himself
Bing Crosby ... Himself
DeGage DeGage ... Speciality Dancer
James Ellison ... Himself
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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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Short | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

1 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Featured in Tango Bar (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

With Every Breath I Take
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Bing Crosby
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Mary Pickford Speaks - and Filmed in Technicolor!!!
16 December 2006 | by HarlowMGMSee all my reviews

This modest, charming little short supposedly about a typical night in a Hollywood nightclub in the 1930's is an invaluable historic piece mainly for photographing a number of film legends quite young in perfected Technicolor. Most of them, alas, are seen only sitting at nightclub tables like Gary Cooper but they do get nice shots. The specialty acts dominate the film but legendary silent star Mary Pickford steps to the microphone to speak to the audience and introduce Bing Crosby, who sings. It is an incredible treat to see "our Mary" in Technicolor as well as to hear her in one of her few talking appearances on film and seeing the dashing young Gary Cooper in color if only in a fleeting appearance is wonderful. And I'm sure Bing Crosby fans will be thrilled to see him this young in color as well. One regrets there weren't many more Technicolor shorts like this featuring a bevy of movie stars we know mainly in black-and-white.


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