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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un domingo en el Trocadero See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Вечер в опере (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

You Never Looked So Beautiful Before
Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by male chorus
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A typical self-promotion film....but in black & white
25 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the 1930s, MGM made quite a few short films designed to promote their B-list actors. Ostensibly, the film is set at some sort of nightclub and these lesser known actors and actresses supposedly hang out there and the cameras catch them 'as they really are'...or, at least as the publicity department WANTS them to be perceived. However, unlike many of them, this one is in black & white and there really are very few of the bigger stars of the day (whereas the other films usually had a handful of A-listers in addition to the up and coming B and C-listers). The biggest stars you see in this one are Groucho Marx, Robert Benchley, Chester Morris and Frank Morgan. In addition, like "Starlit Days at the Lido", the leading man in this one is Reginald Denny--who introduces some of the acts.

In addition to the mostly uninteresting cameos, you've got some nightclub performers--several of which really stink (especially the guy who was doing impersonations) or are only passably entertaining...at best. Oddly, there also is a bizarro fashion show featuring some of the strangest outfits I have ever seen! It all comes off as weird...and not especially entertaining. Only of interest to folks who want to see the stars...even if it is all staged.

By the way, the sound quality of this short is rather poor...making there one more reason not to watch.


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