7.1/10
37
5 user

Personality Parade (1938)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 8 January 1938 (USA)
Gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler shows brief glimpses of over 60 actors and actresses, all of whom started in silent films. Some were stars in silents whose career faded with the advent of ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Fidler ... Himself (as Jimmie Fidler)
Edit

Storyline

Gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler shows brief glimpses of over 60 actors and actresses, all of whom started in silent films. Some were stars in silents whose career faded with the advent of sound (e.g., Harrison Ford and Alla Nazimova; others were lesser players who made it big in sound films (e.g. 'Ronald Colman' and William Boyd). Fidler also looks at stars of that era who have passed away (e.g., Mabel Normand, Will Rogers, Lon Chaney, and 'Jean Harlow'). Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

retrospective | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jimmie Fidler's 'Personality Parade'  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Sheik (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Performed by studio organist
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Mother Lode for Silent Movie Fans
14 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The 20-minutes is a mother lode glimpse of silent era stars, some still well-known, others not. Nonetheless, it's a treasure trove for old movie fans. True, they unroll like a parade of snapshots, some of which I wished would stay. But at least some unknowns happily linger now as knowns. Check out IMDb's cast list for names, both familiar and not. Stars like Chaplin and Lloyd are glimpsed in movies of the time, while others, like Beery, are shown in every day surroundings. Most look as if they're having a good time wherever they are, and catch Chaney in his Hunchback outfit it looks like he's having trouble with. Fidler was a popular gossip columnist for several decades especially on radio. Fortunately, he's left us with a distinguished line-up of names from a long ago era that amounts to a rare historical document.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial