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Hollywood Party (1934)

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »

Directors:

Richard Boleslawski (uncredited), Allan Dwan (uncredited) | 6 more credits »

Writers:

Howard Dietz (screen play), Arthur Kober (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Jimmy Durante ... Durante / Schnarzan
Jack Pearl ... Baron Munchausen
Polly Moran ... Henrietta Clemp
Charles Butterworth ... Harvey Clemp
Eddie Quillan ... Bob Benson
June Clyde ... Linda Clemp
Lupe Velez ... The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
George Givot ... Liondora aka Grand Royal Duke
Richard Carle ... Knapp
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Storyline

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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It Has Everything! Stars! Girls! Music! Cast of 2000!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Löwen von Hollywood See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (Animated sequence only)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Skits and musical numbers featuring Johnny Weissmuller, Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Jackie Cooper, and Max Baer were deleted before release. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Knapp: Ah! How's business?
Theatre Manager: Swell, it's Garbo.
Knapp: It'll be even better next week when you play my new Schnarzan picture. What a star, what a star!
Knapp: [looks at watch] Oh, has the trailer gone on yet?
Theatre Manager: You'll just about catch it.
Knapp: Good.
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Alternate Versions

Older television prints of "Hollywood Party" run 63 minutes, and exclude the appearance by Mickey Mouse, as well as the Disney Technicolor cartoon "Hot Chocolate Soldiers". See more »

Connections

Featured in The Maltese Bippy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Hollywood Party
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Frances Williams with chorus
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Classic Comedy at its finest!
5 April 2006 | by gmzewskiSee all my reviews

I love this film! The storyline is cheesy & campy but just so much fun to watch! It's a parody on Busby Berkely's choreography, and there are so many inconsistencies it's a real kick to laugh at & just enjoy, after all, isn't that why it was Done in the first place? The early 30s was the heyday of the "Musical Novelty" genre, and this one puts it all together in one piece! Making fun of its own "stars" Jimmy Durante's "Schnarzan", Charles Butterworth's dry deadpan humor, (so bad that it's good!) Jack Pearl's doing his own character of Baron Munchhausen, and omigod!!! Polly Moran as a sex object, and her trying to sing!!! They're all making fun of themselves and each other, and all seemed to be having a whooping fun time doing the picture! But its saving-grace scene, which makes the whole thing worthwhile, Is Lupe Velez with Laurel & Hardy, the eggs-in-the-pants unspoken piece of shtick, with only the body English performing, is just hilariously beautiful! And when She starts laughing, and socks them both, they all start breaking up, the camera cuts away to the next shot, I'm convinced they ad-libbed the whole thing just for the hell of it, and broke down when they couldn't't hold back any longer, it's that funny! This is a true comedy classic, a welcome relief from the heavy dramas of the day, a real keeper in my book!


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