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Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

Director:

George Sidney

Writer:

John W. Krafft (dialogue) (as John Krafft)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reginald Denny ... Reginald Denny - Master of Ceremonies
George Hamilton George Hamilton ... Songwriter
Louis & Celeste Louis & Celeste ... Speciality Act
Connee Boswell ... Connee Boswell
Medina & Mimosa Medina & Mimosa ... Speciality Act
The Brian Sisters The Brian Sisters ... The Three Brian Sisters (as The Three Brian Sisters)
Peter Lind Hayes ... Uniformed Messenger (as Lind Hayes)
Gaylord Carter Gaylord Carter ... Gaylord Carter
International Models International Models ... Dress Models
Dick Foran ... Dick Foran
John Howard ... John Howard
Margot Grahame ... Margot Grahame
Chester Morris ... Chester Morris
Robert Benchley ... Robert Benchley
Sally Blane ... Sally Blane
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Storyline

A unique show was staged every Sunday night at the famous Trocadero nightclub in Hollywood. with agents, talent scouts and studio execs attending, plus many big-name stars of the movies. On this particular Sunday night, the looking-for-stardom (or a job) acts included the Brian Sisters, Connee Boswell, Peter Lind HAyes (billed as Lind Hayes). Reginald Deny was also on hand posing as a candid cameraman snapping shots of all the acts, and kidding the celebs in attendance as he gets them to pose for him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un domingo en el Trocadero See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Louis Lewyn Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of A Night at the Opera (1935). See more »

Crazy Credits

All credited cast members following the International Models are identified by Reginald Denny. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Porky at the Crocadero (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Connee Boswell
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meh... some big stars in here.
18 May 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Kind of hokey, but some fun songs and dance numbers in here. George Hamilton is the emcee, and we start off with "Cuban Pete". The picture quality is quite good, but the sound is TERRIBLE... muted.. it stops and starts. some silly bits in between the dance numbers. Lots of big stars from the day popping up here and there... it was 1937, after all. "Anything but Love, Baby" by Connee Boswell, which is a VERY different version than we hear in ""Bringing up Baby". and some real silly, goofy bits, which may have been amusing at the time, but are pretty dated at this point. Fun to see some big names like Groucho Marx, Robert Benchley, Bert Wheeler, Eric Blore, and more. This one has some fun, old time big stars, but it's almost painful to sit through, with the poor sound quality. I would have turned it off, but I did want to see the film that came on after this. Shown in-between films on Turner Classic Movies. Directed by George Sidney, who had directed some biggies. Viva Las Vegas with Elvis, Scaramouche, Bye Bye Birdie, and Harvey Girls. interesting, for history's sake.


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