The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Overview:

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) was a Musical Film directed by Charles Reisner and produced by Irving Thalberg and Harry Rapf.

Academy Awards 1928/29 --- Ceremony Number 2 (source: AMPAS)

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

By L? on May 18, 2018 From Critica Retro

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 O que era moda em 1929? E o que era novidade? Para responder a ambas as perguntas, voc? apenas tem de assistir a “Hollywood Revue”, de 1929, que foi de fato o primeiro grande musical da MGM. O filme traz todas as grandes estrelas que tinham contrato co... Read full article

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)*

By Vanessa Buttino on Sep 10, 2014 From Stardust

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)* I have been waiting YEARS to see this film! Thanks to the kind folks at Warner Archive who sent me a copy of the DVD to review, I have finally been able to strike this film off of my To Watch list. The first I had heard of this film was during a viewing o... Read full article

Awkward Early Talkie Theatre: "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"

By David on Feb 21, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"The Hollywood Revue of 1929," MGM's entry in the look-at-us-we're-talking sweepstakes, is a lot like Warner Bros.' "The Show of Shows," released later that year. It's a big-budget hodgepodge of skits and songs featuring almost every performer on the lot (a select few were exempt -- Al Jolson isn't ... Read full article

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (2)

By Emily on Jan 5, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

MGM golden girl Joan Crawford is to thank for a number of uncommon treats airing on TCM this month, including, happily, a rare film featured in That?s Entertainment:The Hollywood Revue of 1929. This film is most notable for being the first onscreen depiction of the now-classic ?Singing in the Rain,?... Read full article

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1)

By Angela on Feb 1, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

Before I saw The Hollywood Revue of 1929, I think the words I’d heard most often used to describe it were “historical curiosity.”? I’d also heard those words used to describe movies like The Broadway Melody, but they didn’t deter me from watching it and actually kind of... Read full article

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Norma Shearer plays Juliet in the "Romeo and Juliet" sketch, with John Gilbert as Romeo. Shearer would later play Juliet, opposite Leslie Howard as Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, the last movie produced by her husband, Irving Thalberg, before his untimely death.
The version shown on Turner Classic Movies is the sound-on-disc image with the left side noticeably cropped off in order to accommodate a sound-on-film track, with the result that all the ensembles appear to be photographed off center, which was not the case as the film was originally presented.
During the singing of "Singing in the Rain" Buster Keaton is seen, but is not singing because he was still a silent star.
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