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Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | April 1940 (USA)

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Documentary | Short

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April 1940 (USA)  »

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The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928 to 1939  »

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Commentator - as Oscar statuette: Hollywood, Mr. And Mrs. Audience. Hollywood - the magical Mecca, movieland, fountainhead of the celluloid fantasies whose shining shadows flicker around the full circumference of our troubled world. Hollywood - where science and sorcery combine to brew their magic broth of thrills and chills, of laughter and tears, for audiences like you totaling two hundred and fifty million people a week. For it is to you, Mr. And Mrs. Audience, that all Hollywood is dedicated. For you, little ...
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Commentator Carey Wilson identifies most of the other credited cast members as they appear on the screen. A few are identified by presenters as they accept their awards. See more »

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