Cat. No. DVD 1284: THE HOLLYWOOD REVUE 1929 ~ VARIOUS ARTISTS & ACTORS. WARNER BROTHERS.

Cat. No. DVD 1284: THE HOLLYWOOD REVUE 1929 ~ VARIOUS ARTISTS & ACTORS. WARNER BROTHERS.

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FULL SCREEN 4:3 ASPECT RATIO (1.33:1)
FORMAT: PAL          REGION: 4

BLACK & WHITE      RUNNING TIME: 118 MINS.

REVIEW: Everybody sing. Everybody dance. Or, failing that everybody step in place during the famed Singin’ In The Rain finale. A Torrent of talent takes the screen in the first all-star Talkie Era showcase of heretofore silent-screen players. Much of The Hollywood Revue was filmed in the graveyard shift so that the stars’ daytime shooting schedules would not be disrupted. Fans in Los Angeles and New York City were treated to movie marquees that included live showgirls. Once in the theater, they were treated to the on-screen delights of Joan Crawford singing and Charlestoning, Laurel and Hardy clowning, Norma Shearer and John Gilbert spoofing the Bard (in colour!), Buster Keaton stone facing and much more in a historic menagerie of fun. Apart from the above mentioned actors and artists others included Charles King, Ukelele Ike, Anita Page, Jack Benny, Lionel Barrymore, Bessie Love and many many more. Great early historical film ****

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