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Hollywood Newsreel (1934)

Approved | | Short | 24 March 1934 (USA)

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A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. ... See full summary »

Director:

George Bilson (as George R. Bilson)

Writer:

George Bilson (as George R. Bilson)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Al Barabas Al Barabas ... Himself (uncredited)
Busby Berkeley ... Himself (uncredited)
Joan Blondell ... Herself (uncredited)
Ed Brominski Ed Brominski ... Himself (uncredited)
Joe E. Brown ... Himself (uncredited)
Ricardo Cortez ... Himself (uncredited)
Marlo Dwyer ... Herself (uncredited)
Patricia Ellis ... Herself (uncredited)
Sammy Fain Sammy Fain ... Himself (uncredited)
Hugh Herbert ... Himself (uncredited)
Irving Kahal Irving Kahal ... Himself (uncredited)
Guy Kibbee ... Himself (uncredited)
Hal Le Roy ... Himself (uncredited)
Margaret Lindsay ... Herself (uncredited)
Lou Little Lou Little ... Himself (uncredited)
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A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. studios ands seem to have a particularly good time with the dancers from an upcoming musical. Joan Blondell makes an appearance after a recent illness and thanks her fans. There's a shot of Elmer the trained lamb and Sammy Fain sings a couple of his compositions from an upcoming film. Written by garykmcd

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Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1934 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of 42nd Street (1933). See more »

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References Harold Teen (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do I Know It's Sunday?
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by Sammy Fain (piano and vocals) and Irving Kahal (vocals)
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This Hollywood Newsreel was a pretty worthy find on the 42nd Street DVD
5 January 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This was an interesting short included on the 42nd Street DVD. It showcases several Warner Bros. stars. We start with the Columbia University football winners of the Rose Bowl visiting the Busby Berkeley girls. Then we see publicity shots of Guy Kibbee, Dick Powell, and a woman I didn't recognize "mining" for gold. Then Hugh Hubert and Elmer the lamb are hanging around the studio. Then Joan Blondell, who had to take some time off after a month-long illness, addresses her fans about her correspondence from them and thanks them. And finally, songwriters Irving Kahan and Sammy Fain showcases one of their numbers from Harold Teen before then having star Patricia Ellis sing another one and then other star Hal LeRoy dancing to one more. This was such a quaint and silly thing that I was pretty amused from frame to frame though I was highly entertained by the last segment. So on that note, this Hollywood Newsreel was worth the watch.


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