Film (1938)


Musique: George Gershwin • Vernon Duke
Paroles: Ira Gershwin
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The Goldwyn Follies is a 1938 Technicolor film written by Ben Hecht, Sid Kuller, Sam Perrin and Arthur Phillips, with music by George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, and Ray Golden, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Sid Kuller. Some sources credit Kurt Weill as one of the composers, but this is apparently incorrect. The Goldwyn Follies was the first Technicolor film produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

The movie, which features Adolphe Menjou, Vera Zorina, Edgar Bergen (with Charlie McCarthy), Andrea Leeds, Kenny Baker, Ella Logan, Helen Jepson, Bobby Clark and the Ritz Brothers, depicts a movie producer who chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evaluate his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. The style of the film is very similar to other musicals of its era, including the "Gold Diggers" series and others. The film is an effective satire on Hollywood and has some excellent numbers choreographed by George Balanchine.

This was the last film score written by George Gershwin before his death on 11 July 1937. The Goldwyn Follies was released on 20 February 1938. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Score as orchestrated by Edward B. Powell under the musical direction of  Alfred Newman, as well as Best Interior Decoration.



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Goldwyn Follies (The) (1938-02-Film)

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Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
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Première : vendredi 04 février 1938
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Mise en scène : George Marshall
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Avec : Adolphe Menjou (Oliver Merlin ((Adolph Menjou)), The Ritz Brothers (Themselves), Vera Zorina (Olga Samara), Kenny Baker (Danny Beecher), Andrea Leeds (Hazel Dawes), Edgar Bergen (Himself), Charlie McCarthy (Himself), Helen Jepson (Leona Jerome), Phil Baker (Michael Day), Bobby Clark (A. Basil Crane Jr.), Ella Logan (Glory Wood), Jerome Cowan (Director Lawrence), Charles Kullmann (Alfredo in 'La Traviata'), The American Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera (Ballet Dancers), Nydia Westman (Ada), Alan Ladd (First Auditioning Singer (uncredited)), Francis Xavier Shields Assistant Director (uncredited))

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