A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War,... See full summary »
Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Harriet recognizes, that Eddie is in love with Queenie. Written by
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Say Hank, do you think that's all I'll get to do? Go on without any clothes on?
Well, not if I can help it. But, you don't need to worry. Say you got a lot more on when you ain't got anything - from most of the dames I've seen around here!
Yeah! Well, I guess I'll go get undressed again.
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This charming antique must be viewed on its own terms--as a very early talkie. In this context, this is a splendid musical with terrific songs. The plot is creaky and the production numbers are stagy, but Bessie Love, Anita Page, and even Charles King have plenty of pzazz. King's rendition of the title song is one of the great moments in musical cinema, a forerunner of all the other great 30s musicals (42nd Street, Dames, the Golddiggers series, etc.) Love deserved her Oscar nomination as best actress. And I am very fond of the Love-Page duet on "The Boyfriend." Please view films in the context of their time!
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