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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


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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Warner Brothers announced in 1929 that it was going to film this entirely in Two-Strip Technicolor. The Technicolor company immediately said that not enough cameras were available for use, so only parts of the film were shot in Technicolor. One year later King of Jazz was released entirely in Two-Strip Technicolor.
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.
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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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