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The Show of Shows (1929) was a Musical Film directed by John G. Adolfi and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Awkward Early Talkie Theatre: "The Show of Shows"

By David on Apr 3, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Like most people who love old movies, I can't watch them without thinking about what was going on in the world at the time. And to me, "The Show of Shows," released in 1929, is more than a movie. It's actually more like a stage revue, and its variety of acts makes it a kind of time capsule of pre-de... Read full article

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In once scene, Sid Silvers does an imitation of Al Jolson. Though Jolson was one of the top stars at Warner Brothers in 1929, he is not among the rest of the studio's lineup in this film.
The film contains John Barrymore's only screen appearance as Richard III, one of his greatest stage successes. However, the excerpt is not from the play "Richard III", but from William Shakespeare's "Henry VI: Part III", a "prequel" to "Richard III" in which he also appears.
At $850,000 this was the most expensive talking picture made in 1929.
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Also directed by John G. Adolfi

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Also produced by Darryl F. Zanuck

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Also released in 1929

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