Just Imagine Overview:

Just Imagine (1930) was a Musical - Science Fiction Film directed by David Butler and produced by Lew Brown.

Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionStephen Goosson, Ralph HammerasNominated
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Accidentally Hilarious: Just Imagine (1930)

By Emily on Jul 13, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Imagine a world where you commute to work by hoverplane, consume all your food and drink via?a digestible?tablet, and use?a sequence of letters and numbers as a name. That’s the speculative setting?of Just Imagine, the 1930 sci-fi musical that takes place in the far-off future of… 1980. ... Read full article


Fantasias de 1980 (1930) / Just Imagine (1930)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Fantasias de 1980 (1930) / Just Imagine (1930) Imagine como o mundo vai ser daqui a 50 anos. Ve?culos voadores s?o obrigat?rios em todas as previs?es futur?sticas, mas queremos mais: como as pessoas v?o se vestir? Que tipo de m?sica estar? na moda? As pessoas ser?o conhecidas pelo nome ou po... Read full article


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Quotes from

Single O: Boys, I vouldn't know de old town! Vere is all de automobiles?
RT-42: [pointing skyward] Oh, they're in the upper level.
J-21: Hardly anyone drives a car now. They all use planes.
Single O: Is dat so?
RT-42: Yeah, I drive a Rosenblatt. J flies a Pinkus for his personal use, but all the airliners are Goldfarbs.
Single O: Goldfarb!
[laughs uproariously]
Single O: It looks like someone got even with Henry Ford!


Single O: [upon meeting Looloo, then Loko] She's not the queen - *he* is!


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Facts about

The airplanes were designed and built by an aircraft engineer from the Douglas Aircraft Co. based on what he thought aircraft would look like in 1980.
"Dance of Victory" by Ray Henderson,Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown was written for this movie, but not heard in the Fox Library print. Also, an elaborate background score was composed by the Fox music staff, but only Hugo Friedhofer's contribution remains on the release print.
The spaceship became Dr. Zarkov's rocket in the Flash Gordon serial. Footage of the dance number featuring and idol was used in the serial as entertainment for Ming.
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