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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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This was the last film for George Gershwin, who died before filming had begun. He and his brother Ira Gershwin had been hired to write the songs, which were not yet completed. Composer Vernon Duke took his place and co-wrote "Spring Again" with Ira, as well as the music for "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" and "Water Nymph Ballet." In his autobiography, Duke also claims to have worked on the hit song "Love Is Here to Stay."
The film lost $727,500 at the box office.
George Balanchine wanted to film a ballet of Gershwin's "An American in Paris" for this movie, He choreographed and rehearsed it for three weeks but was told by Goldwyn that "the miners in Harrisburg wouldn't understand it." The ballet was later used in An American in Paris, choreographed by Gene Kelly.
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