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Director  Leigh Jason
Music director  Roy Webb
Duration  
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical, Romance
Screenplay  Irving Brecher
Language  English
New Faces of 1937 movie poster
Writer  David Freedman, Harold Kussell, Harry Clork, Howard J. Green, Nat Perrin, Philip G. Epstein, Irv S. Brecher
Release date  July 2, 1937 (1937-07-02)
Cast  Joe Penner (Seymore), Milton Berle (Wallington), Harry Parke (Parky), Harriet Hilliard (Patricia), Ann Miller (Dancer Ann Miller), William Brady (Jimmy)
Similar movies  Harriet Nelson and Harry Einstein appear in New Faces of 1937 and The Life of the Party
Tagline  A new show idea sweeps the screen!

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New Faces of 1937 is a black and white 1937 American musical film. Its plot is similar to The Producers (1968).

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Plot

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A crooked theatrical producer deliberately sets about creating an unsuccessful show after selling more than 100% of it to investors.

Cast

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  • Joe Penner - Seymore Seymore
  • Milton Berle - Wallington 'Wally' Wedge
  • Parkyakarkus - Parky
  • Harriet Hilliard - Patricia 'Pat' Harrington
  • William Brady - James 'Jimmy' Thompson
  • Jerome Cowan - Robert Hunt
  • Thelma Leeds - Elaine Dorset
  • Lorraine Krueger - Suzy
  • Tommy Mack - Judge Hugo Straight, Conductor
  • Bert Gordon - Count Mischa Moody
  • Patricia Wilder - Pat, Hunt's Secretary
  • Richard Lane - Harry Barnes, Broker
  • Dudley Clements - Plunkett, Stage Manager
  • William Corson - Assistant Stage Manager
  • George Rosener - Peter, Stage Doorman
  • Dewey Robinson - Joe Guzzola
  • Harry C. Bradley - Count Moody's Secretary
  • Production

    An alternate title for this film, which was in production from late March to mid-May 1937, had been listed as Young People. Singer Rene Stone, who appears in the film, was discovered by Edward Small singing while cleaning dishes in a Manhattan restaurant.

    Soundtrack

  • "New Faces"
  • (1937) Music and Lyrics by Charles Henderson Played during the opening credits Sung and danced by showgirls (including The Brian Sisters) and showboys to open the final show Danced by Ann Miller Sung by Harriet Hilliard and showgirls
  • "The Widow in Lace"
  • (1937) Music by Harold Spina Lyrics by Walter Bullock Sung by Thelma Leeds and showgirls at rehearsal Played and danced by unidentified children, probably The Loria Brothers
  • "Our Penthouse on Third Avenue"
  • (1937) Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by Lew Brown Played on piano by Harriet Hilliard and sung by her and William Brady
  • "It Goes to Your Feet"
  • (1937) Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by Lew Brown Played and sung by Eddie Rio and Brothers Danced by Lowe, Hite and Stanley act, with Lorraine Krueger
  • "If I Didn't Have You"
  • (1937) Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by Lew Brown Sung by Harriet Hilliard and William Brady
  • "Love Is Never Out of Season"
  • (1937) Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by Lew Brown Sung by William Brady and danced by Harriet Hilliard and male chorus
  • "When the Berry Blossoms Bloom"
  • (1937) Written by Joe Penner and Hal Raynor Sung and danced by Joe Penner in the show
  • "Peckin'"
  • (1936) Music and Lyrics by Ben Pollack and Harry James Additional lyrics by Eddie Cherkose (1937) Sung and danced by The Three Chocolateers, The Four Playboys and chorus in the big finale in the show
  • "Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)"
  • (uncredited) from "Lohengrin" Music by Richard Wagner Swing version in the song "Peckin'"
  • "The Wedding March"
  • (uncredited) from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61" Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Swing version in the song "Peckin'"

    Reception

    The film recorded a loss of $258,000. Reviews were mixed.

    The film was meant to be the first in a series of musical revues designed to introduce new RKO talent, but this did not eventuate. Film writers Richard B. Jewell and Vernon Harbin wrote that:

    Containing not a single memorable musical number or inspired comedy routine, this tedious mish-mash caused the studio embarrassment a-plenty. Theatre owners and audiences displayed such hostility towards the Edward Small production in general, and Penner and Parkyakaras in particular, that RKO cancelled plans to make a New Faces of 1938.

    References

    New Faces of 1937 Wikipedia
    New Faces of 1937 IMDb New Faces of 1937 themoviedb.org


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