Nr 463: The Hollywood Revue of 1929

1 Sep

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), film

Det här är precis vad titeln säger: en revy fylld med Hollywoodstjärnor. Och precis som de flesta revyer så har den åldrats mycket dåligt.

Press

Brimming over with good fun and catchy music, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s ambitious audible picture, The Hollywood Revue, which was launched last night with the usual blaze of lights at the Astor Theatre, won frequent outbursts or genuine applause. It is a talking and singing film free from irritating outpourings of coarse slang or a tedious, sobbing romance. A light-hearted piece of work is this production. It trots gayly along from beginning to end with a wonderful fund of amusement and its clever and lavish staging is enhanced by imaginative camera work. It all may be but mere shadows, but nevertheless these sketches are never tedious.

There are moments when this picture is so good that one wishes it were a trifle more whimsical or sophisticated, for it does sometimes seem as though it is good enough to be even better.

The Hollywood Revue will afford pleasure to the feminine patrons. It also will make men forget business, and children will be glad when their parents make the excuse that they are going to see The Hollywood Revue to ”give the youngsters some fun.”
Mordaunt HallThe New York Times

”the top novelty film to be turned out to date….If the theater booths give it an even break, nothing can stop it.”
– Variety

”A smash and a wow. Smart revue with plenty of comedy beautifully dressed and a cast that is gilt-edged.”
– Film Daily

”the most extravagant and extensive musical comedy so far presented by the talking pictures, and is in itself a complete evening’s entertainment”
– John Mosher, The New Yorker

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