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Big Boy (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 11 September 1930 (USA)
Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Harold Atteridge (based on a musical comedy by), Billy K. Wells (screen play & dialogue by) (as William K. Wells) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Al Jolson ... Gus
Claudia Dell ... Annabel
Louise Closser Hale ... Mother
Lloyd Hughes ... Jack
Eddie Phillips ... Coley Reed
Lew Harvey Lew Harvey ... Doc Wilbur
Franklin Batie Franklin Batie ... Jim
John Harron ... Joe
Tom Wilson ... Tucker
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell ... Steve Leslie
Noah Beery ... Bagby
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Hall Johnson Choir Hall Johnson Choir ... Chorus of slave hands
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Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

This was the first of two Jolson Broadway vehicles to be filmed; the other was Wonder Bar (1934). See more »

Soundtracks

Down South
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by William H. Myddleton
Lyrics by Sigmund Spaeth
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Here's the deal...
21 August 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

This movie is most notable as the film where Al Jolson plays the lead role in black face, which - in case you don't know - was the way any black lead role was because black people weren't allowed to have starring roles in Hollywood. Of course, if you can beyond the disgusting display of a white actor playing an over-the-top black stereotype...well, it's a pretty bad movie anyway.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deteto na zatvornika See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Vitaphone

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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