The Hollywood Revue of

Story: Conrad Nagel, representing the Hollywood movie community, and Jack Benny, representing the Broadway stage community, act as the interlocutors of a musical comedy revue. A plethora of chorus boys and girls are featured front and center in some of the song and dance numbers, and provide back-up to some other acts. But the revue primarily is a vehicle to highlight a cavalcade of Hollywood movie and Broadway stage stars. One early running gag has both Nagel and Benny playing straight man to Cliff Edwards, who just wants a nice introduction to his act. Edwards would return later to be featured along with the Brox Sisters in one of the highlights of the second act, a production number around the song "Singin' in Rain", complete with rain soaked stage. A reprise of the song with the entire cast acts as the revue's finale.
Year: 1929
Genre: Musical
Country: USA
Language: English
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Director: Charles Reisner
Writer: Al Boasberg, Robert E. Hopkins
Cast: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Page, Nils Asther, Brox Sisters, Natova and Company, Marion Davies, William Haines
Release date: 23 November 1929 (USA)
Runtime: 118 min (Turner library print) | 130 min (copyright lengt


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