On With The Show
Directed by Alan Crosland, Starring Alan Crosland, William Bakewell, Joe E. Brown, Betty Compson, Louise Fazenda, Henry Fink, Harry Gribbon, Sam Hardy, Otto Hoffman, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Lake, Lee Moran, Sally O'Neil, Wheeler Oakman, Purnell Pratt, Ethel WatersWritten by Alan Crosland, William Bakewell, Joe E. Brown, Betty Compson, Louise Fazenda, Henry Fink, Harry Gribbon, Sam Hardy, Otto Hoffman, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Lake, Lee Moran, Sally O'Neil, Wheeler Oakman, Purnell Pratt, Ethel Waters
This early talkie antique is a backstage musical from Warner Bros. The plot involves the out-of-town tryout of a new musical comedy, and the people who perform therein: a bitchy leading lady (Betty Compson), an arrogant comedy lead (Joe E. Brown), and a starstruck chorus kid (Sally O'Neil). At the very last moment, the leading lady refuses to go on, forcing the producer to put the chorus girl in her place. It turns out that the star's seemingly rotten behavior was deliberately designed to give the chorine her big break. In between several Technicolor musical numbers (now only existing in black-and-white), we hear a lot of pedantic talk about "the show business." On with the Show's sole virtue is the exquisite Ethel Waters, who introduces her hit song "Am I Blue?" Hal Erickson, Rovi
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- New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
- Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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- Format: DVD
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- Publisher: Warner Bros. Digital Dist
- UPC: 883316224823
- Region: Region [unknown]