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Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 (1932)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Music | 26 August 1932 (USA)
In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on... See full summary »

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Louis Lewyn
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fredric March ... Himself / Master of Ceremonies
Ben Turpin ... Himself - the Observer
Mitzi Green ... Herself - Child Singer
Ginger Rogers ... Herself
Jack Oakie ... Himself
Bobbe Brox Bobbe Brox ... Herself (as The Brox Sisters)
Kathlyn Brox Kathlyn Brox ... Herself (as The Brox Sisters)
Lorayne Brox Lorayne Brox ... Herself (as The Brox Sisters)
Jack Duffy ... Old Timer - Hillbilly Act
Eddie Peabody Eddie Peabody ... Himself - Banjo Player
Brox Sisters ... Sister Trio (as The Brox Sisters)
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In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on the various acts, starting with a pre-teen Mitzi Green), dressed as an adult and singing "Was That the Human Thing to Do?" , followed by Ginger Rogers and Jack Oakie singing-and-dancing to "The Girl Who Used to be You." Then the Three Brox Sisters do a triple imitation of Marlene Dietrich singing 'Falling in Love Again." 'Jack Duffy' does a drunken hillbilly bit involving a lamp post, the the finale has Eddie Peabody, playing a banjo for some chorus girls on a pedestal. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Comedy | Music

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1932 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First entry in the series of Hollywood on Parade one-reel short subjects, released once every four weeks from August 1932 through July 1934. See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Who Used to be You
Sung by Ginger Rogers and Jack Oakie
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Nice Short
4 November 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The same year he was winning an Oscar for his performance in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, Fredric March was playing Master of Ceremonies in this first entry in Paramount's series, which was meant to show various acts performing.

Whenever you watch these old shorts the best thing is finding future stars before they managed to make it big. This one here features Ginger Rogers who sings a nice little song. Other acts include The Brox Sisters, Jack Oakie and Jack Duffy. None of the acts are all that entertaining but it's certainly entertaining enough to make it worth viewing.


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