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Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 24 May 1941 (USA)
A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Melvin Millar (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ... Cary Grant / Clark Gable / Bing Crosby / Lewis Stone / Ned Sparks / Groucho Marx (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Greta Garbo / Coat Check Girl / Henry Fonda's Mother / Dorothy Lamour (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Jerry Colonna / Peter Lorre (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Jimmy Stewart / Mickey Rooney / Henry Fonda (voice) (uncredited)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un paseo por Hollywood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Caricatures of Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Shirley Temple were deleted before the release of this short. Stills from these deleted scenes were used as promotional material. See more »

Goofs

Clark Gable turns his head 180 degree to look at the Lady in red. See more »

Quotes

J Edgar Hoover: Gee, Gee, Gee, Gee!
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Connections

References The Awful Truth (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Gray Mare
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played when the horse walks on-stage
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Fun for film buffs
1 October 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Tex Avery's 'Hollywood Steps Out' is a Hollywood caricature spot-gag cartoon which is mostly notable for film buffs who still recognise the celebrities being lampooned. As a film buff myself, I still enjoy 'Hollywood Steps Out' to a degree but it's more historically interesting than hilarious. Inevitably, there are a handful of gags that are difficult to understand for modern audiences but the cartoon is less dated that other reference-based cartoons thanks to a continued interest in the Golden Age of Hollywood. So even the most casual of movie fans should recognise the likes of Groucho Marx, Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby or the Three Stooges. It's a charming little short really but it lacks the punch that it would have had when the stars it was depicting were current celebrity icons. 'Hollywood Steps Out', then, is a fun star-spotting exercise for fans of classic entertainment and many of the jokes still work OK but there's nothing here that's likely to have you rolling in the aisles.


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