Merry-Go-Round (1923) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Rupert Julian and Erich von Stroheim and produced by Irving Thalberg.
Sunny (1930): Bareback Rider Plays Marriage Merry-Go-RoundBy FlickChick on Nov 11, 2016 From A Person in the Dark
This is my entry in the Circus Blogathon hosted by Critica Retro and Serendipitous Anachronisms. Click HERE for more Big Top excitement! Sunny (1930) Sunny in her circus costume. Wasn't she a pretty little bareback rider? "Sunny" started out with high hopes. It was based upon a successful B... Read full article
Lee Tracy Bigmouth Theatre: "Clear All Wires" and "Washington Merry-Go-Round"By David on Oct 16, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Between 1929-35, Lee Tracy appeared in more than twenty films as a reporter, shyster lawyer, press agent, publicity man, promoter, politician and puppeteer. And in all of them he. Talked. All. The. Time. Fast, and with authority, punctuating his words with jabs into the air. Or, when he is "contri... Read full article
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A Super Jewel Production. Universal, lacking a proprietary theater chain, used a 3-tiered branding system to market its feature product to independent theater owners: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige productions). As one of the few "Super Jewels", this film was virtually assured special treatment by exhibitors who would normally demand higher roadshow ticket prices. Universal would cease to brand its films by late 1929.
Erich von Stroheim's excesses on the film included bringing in a real Viennese streetcar to be used in street scenes (a Los Angeles streetcar simply wouldn't do, said the director). Also, for the brief scene where an actor playing the Austrian Emperor steps out of a hotel and climbs into his horse-drawn carriage, von Stroheim had Universal Studios buy an actual carriage used by Austrian Emperor Franz Josef and ship it to Hollywood.
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