Cavalcade Overview:

Cavalcade (1933) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Frank Lloyd and produced by Frank Lloyd and Winfield R. Sheehan.


Fine film adaptation of No?l Coward's 1931 play traces the lives of a British family from the late 19th century through 1930. A richly nostalgic look at a family adjusting to the changes in the world as the years go by.

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Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressDiana WynyardNominated
Best Art DirectionWilliam S. DarlingWon
Best DirectorFrank LloydWon
Best PictureFoxWon

BlogHub Articles:

Silents in Talkies: Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

By Fritzi Kramer on Nov 4, 2013 From Movies Silently

Welcome to another installment of Silents in Talkies. In this series, I review sound movies?that are either about the silent era or that incorporate silent films into their story. I will review the film itself and then briefly discuss whether the film helped or harmed public perception of the silent... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 1, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Fox’s Technicolor Tinseltown retrospective is by no means one of the most significant pictures to come out in 1939, but Hollywood Cavalcade has its charms as a sentimental tribute to the silent film era. Like the later - and much better - MGM musical, Singin’ in the Rain (1952), this sto... Read full article


By Alyson on Mar 7, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

A cavalcade is a procession, or parade of sorts. ?In the film, the transitions between chapters show that literally, with images of trail of people on horseback in medieval period clothes. ?They seem to just be the past looking on and ushering history. ?The real cavalcade is all about time marching ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Jane Marryot: There should never be any good reason for neglecting someone that you love.

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Facts about

Noel Coward was paid $100,000 for the rights to the play and the songs he wrote for the play.
Diana Wynyard was honored with a footprints ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, in connection with this film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 28, 1936 with Una O'Connor reprising her film role.
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