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The Goldwyn Follies (1938) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by H.C. Potter and George Marshall and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and George Haight.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Art DirectionRichard DayNominated
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Musical Monday: The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

on Sep 30, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Goldwyn Follies?(1938) ? Mus... Read full article


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Oliver Merlin: I'm a producer of movies. I get my wagonloads of poets and dramatists, but I can't buy common sense - I cannot buy humanity!
Hazel Dawes: Well, I don't know why, Mr. Merlin. There's an awful lot of it.
Oliver Merlin: Yes, I know, but the moment I buy it, it turns into something else, usually genius, and it isn't worth a dime. Now, if you could stay just as simple as your are, you'd be invaluable to me. I'll put you on my staff. I'll give you a title, "Miss Humanity". Don't rush, you can finish your ice cream soda.


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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
A large number of writers were hired at one time or another to write the script, including Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, George Jessel, Harry W. Conn, Alan Campbell, Anita Loos, John Emerson, Alice Duer Miller and 'Dorothy Parker'. Samuel Goldwyn rejected their scripts and finally hired Ben Hecht (who wrote his script in two weeks) for the final version. It is not known if any of the earlier work was used in Hecht's version.
This was the second film to utilize the Max Factor Company's new invention of 'Pan-Cake' makeup for color film. The first was Vogues of 1938 .
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