The Goldwyn Follies

The Goldwyn Follies

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Overview

A longtime admirer of Broadway impresario Flo Ziegfeld, Hollywood producer Sam Goldwyn hoped to emulate the success of The Ziegfeld Follies by producing an annual movie-musical revue. Goldwyn's dream began and ended with 1938's Goldwyn Follies, a film centering on Goldwyn-like movie producer Oliver Martin (Adolphe Menjou). It seems that Martin's films haven't been turning a profit lately, and he wants to find out why by eliciting the advice of the average filmgoer. He makes the acquaintance of pretty Hazel Dawes (Andrea Leeds), who tells Martin that the movies suffer from unbelievable storylines, cliched dialogue and wooden acting. Impressed, Martin hires Hazel as "Miss Humanity," allowing her to judge the merits of his latest production and even to select the cast members. Among Hazel's discoveries are singing hash-slinger Danny Beecher (Kenny Baker), opera diva Leona Jerome (Helen Jepson), and prima ballerina Olga Samara (Vera Zorina). Also hoping to appear in Martin's upcoming epic are ventriloquist Edgar Bergan and his wisecracking dummy Charlie McCarthy, and a trio of zany animal trainers who look, sound and act like the Ritz Brothers.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2015
UPC: 0888574144715
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 31,008

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adolphe Menjou Oliver Merlin
Harry] Ritz Brothers [Al, Jimmy Themselves
Vera Zorina Olga Samara
Kenny Baker Danny Beecher
Andrea Leeds Hazel Dawes
Helen Jepson Leona Jerome
Ella Logan Clary Wood
Phil Baker Michael Day
Bobby Clark A. Basil Crane, Jr.
Jerome Cowan Director
Nydia Westman Ada
Charles Kullmann Alfredo
Frank Shields Assistant Director
Edgar Bergen Himself
American Ballet of the Metrop. Opera Actor
Vivian Austin Actor
George Balanchine Actor
Joseph Crehan Theater Manager
Marjorie Deanne Actor
Roland Drew Igor
Jane Hamilton Actor
Dummy: Charlie McCarthy Actor
Frank Mills Prop Man
Walter Sande Westinghouse
Lynne Berkeley Actor
Judith Ford Actor
Gloria Youngblood Goldwyn Girl
Alan Ladd Auditioning Singer

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
George Balanchine Choreography
Ben Hecht Original Story,Screenwriter
Richard Day Art Director
Ira Gershwin Songwriter
George Gershwin Score Composer
Ray Golden Songwriter
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
George Haight Associate Producer
Omar Kiam Costumes/Costume Designer
Sid Kuller Songwriter
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Sam Perrin Screenwriter
Arthur Phillips Screenwriter
Richard Rodgers Score Composer
Sherman Todd Editor
Gregg Toland Cinematographer
Kurt Weill Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Goldwyn Follies
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [2:02]
3. Chapter 3 [1:22]
4. Chapter 4 [3:17]
5. Chapter 5 [2:16]
6. Chapter 6 [4:24]
7. Chapter 7 [1:32]
8. Chapter 8 [2:49]
9. Chapter 9 [7:57]
10. Chapter 10 [1:07]
11. Chapter 11 [1:58]
12. Chapter 12 [2:54]
13. Chapter 13 [5:29]
14. Chapter 14 [2:10]
15. Chapter 15 [4:02]
16. Chapter 16 [4:54]
17. Chapter 17 [3:20]
18. Chapter 18 [9:19]
19. Chapter 19 [1:00]
20. Chapter 20 [3:17]
21. Chapter 21 [5:34]
22. Chapter 22 [4:02]
23. Chapter 23 [:35]
24. Chapter 24 [3:19]
25. Chapter 25 [:46]
26. Chapter 26 [2:24]
27. Chapter 27 [3:49]
28. Chapter 28 [9:22]
29. Chapter 29 [2:59]
30. Chapter 30 [6:09]
31. Chapter 31 [1:22]
32. Chapter 32 [5:08]
33. Chapter 33 [4:19]
34. Chapter 34 [:00]

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