About 40 minutes in, when Donald Ogden Stewart is at the piano, he plays a little snippet of "Singin' in the Rain," which had been introduced the previous year by Cliff Edwards and the Brox Sisters in MGM's "Hollywood Revue of 1929." The studio would use it several more times over the years, most famously in the 1952 film of the same title. See more »
Many's the slip, twixt the cup and the lip; but, I know, that necessities invention's mama.
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MGM also released a silent version of this film. See more »
Music and (unused) lyrics by Liliuokalani
Played briefly on the piano by Donald Ogden Stewart See more »
Shrill and annoying
It's hard to see this now and not find Davies painfully annoying and borderline unwatchable. But you have to take into account the time it came out. It's a statically shot "farce" with thin characters and an attempt to have a dizzying plot but what you're left with is not much. It's based on a play and the lack of locations and flat staging shows that.
Nothing much worth seeing anymore.
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