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Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 28 September 1935 (USA)
Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
The Radio Rogues The Radio Rogues ... Themselves (as Three Radio Rogues)
Eddie Bartell Eddie Bartell ... Himself (as The Three Radio Rogues)
Jimmy Hollywood Jimmy Hollywood ... Himself (as The Three Radio Rogues)
Henry Taylor Henry Taylor ... Himself (as the Three Radio Rogues)
Henry Busse Henry Busse ... Himself (as Henry Busse and His Orchestra)
Donald Grayson Donald Grayson ... Himself (as Carl Grayson)
Judy Randall Judy Randall ... Herself
Arthur Lake ... Himself
Anne Brown Anne Brown ... Herself (as Ann Brown)
Marion Stephanie Marion Stephanie ... Herself
The Fanchonettes The Fanchonettes ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby LeRoy ... Himself
Constance Bennett ... Herself
Johnny Mack Brown ... Himself
Buster Crabbe ... Himself


Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of stars and would-be stars sitting at tables near the pool alongside paying customers, and bathing beauties parading and diving. The Lido's manager, Reggy Denny, introduces the stars in the audience. He's sometimes interrupted by someone who does a bit, sings a song, or otherwise entertains: most of these are novelty acts. By the end, everyone's having a swell time. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

28 September 1935 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cliff Edwards also sings "Hang On to Me" in Marianne (1929), 6 years earlier. His accompanist, Suzy Wandas, per Magicpedia was billed as "The Lady with the Fairy Fingers". See more »


The Stars of the Radio
Sung by The Radio Rogues (as The Three Radio Rogues)
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27 March 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

*** (out of 4)

This short from MGM is a must-see because of the 3-strip Technicolor used and the number of stars that get thrown into the mix. The actual story is pretty weak as we get introduced to a few musical groups while we then get to look at the people in the stands and this is where we find the celebrities. This here was produced by Louis Lewyn who is best remembered for creating all those Hollywood ON PARADE and THE VOICE OF Hollywood shorts. I'm going to guess his main goal here was to sell MGM on the idea of what 3-strip Technicolor could look like. The result is drop-dead gorgeous as the color is amongst the most beautiful that I've seen from any film from this period. The colors just jump off the screen and it almost looks as if we're looking at painted items just because of how wonderful they look. The grass is so rich and detailed that it almost seems like you're watching a HD product. That's the main reason to watch this film but we also get various stars making cameos and these stars include Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Francis Lederer, Cliff Edwards, Reginald Denny, Johnny Mack Brown, Buster Crabbe, Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett and Baby LeRoy.

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