Cavalcade

Overview

The only Academy Award winning picture for Fox Studios in its pre-20th Century-Fox era, Cavalcade is a stately film adaptation of the pageant-like stage hit by Noel Coward. The film concentrates on the years 1901 through 1933, as seen through the eyes of an upper-class British family and its servants. Clive Brook and Diana Wynyard portray the "upstairs" Marryots, while Herbert Mundin and Una O'Connor represent the "downstairs" Bridges the incidents and characterizations in Cavalcade are very, very close to those ...
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Overview

The only Academy Award winning picture for Fox Studios in its pre-20th Century-Fox era, Cavalcade is a stately film adaptation of the pageant-like stage hit by Noel Coward. The film concentrates on the years 1901 through 1933, as seen through the eyes of an upper-class British family and its servants. Clive Brook and Diana Wynyard portray the "upstairs" Marryots, while Herbert Mundin and Una O'Connor represent the "downstairs" Bridges the incidents and characterizations in Cavalcade are very, very close to those seen in the popular 1970s BBC series Upstairs, Downstairs. The triumphs and tragedies of both masters and servants are placed in context with the death of Queen Victoria, the Boer War, World War I, the Jazz Age, and the Depression. Both classes have their troubles with their children, what with their offsprings' predilection for opposing authority, marrying the wrong people, and dying at the least opportune moments. The film's highlight was also the most talked-about scene in the original play: newlyweds Edward Marryot John Warburton and Edith Harris Margaret Lindsay, discussing their future while on their honeymoon cruise, reveal at the scene's fadeout that they've been standing in front of a life preserver bearing the name "TITANIC." On the whole, however, Cavalcade creaks a bit when seen today, and is best viewed from a historical perspective.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historian Richard Schickel; Fox Movietone News: Calvalcade wins first honors
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • UPC: 024543873242
  • Original Release: 1933
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD / Full Frame / 2 PACK
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 14,588

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diana Wynyard Jane Marryot
Clive Brook Robert Marryot
Una O'Connor Ellen Bridges
Herbert Mundin Alfred Bridges
Ursula Jeans Fanny Bridges
Beryl Mercer Cook
Irene Browne Margaret Harris
Merle Tottenham Annie
Frank Lawton Joe Marryot
John Warburton Edward Marryot
Margaret Lindsay Edith Harris
Billy Bevan George Granger
Dick Henderson Edward, Age 12
Douglas Scott Joey, Age 8
Bonita Granville Fanny, Age 7
Harry Allen Busker
Frank Atkinson Uncle Dick
Lionel Belmore Uncle George
Adele Crane Ada
Howard Davies Agitator
Mary Forbes Duchess of Churt
Betty Grable Girl on Couch
Lawrence Grant Man at Microphone
Stuart Hall Lieutenant Edgar
Winter Hall Minister
Claude King Speaker
Tempe Piggott Mrs. Snapper
Tom Ricketts Waiter
Des Roberts Ronnie James
John Rogers Busker
Ann Shaw Mirabelle
C. Montague Shaw Major Domo
Pat Somerset Ringsider
Will Stanton Tommy Jolly
David Torrence Man at Disarmament Conference
Douglas Walton Soldier (Friend)
Technical Credits
Frank Lloyd Director, Producer
Reginald Berkeley Screenwriter
Margaret Clancey Editor
William S. Darling Production Designer
Louis de Francesco Musical Direction/Supervision
William Cameron Menzies Special Effects
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Winfield R. Sheehan Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cavalcade
1. Main Titles [:02]
2. New Year's Eve [1:41]
3. Wifely Worries [:40]
4. Behaving Badly [1:31]
5. Toast To 1900 [2:03]
6. Off To War [1:51]
7. Brave Soldiers [1:40]
8. Fretting [:59]
9. Mafeking [2:52]
10. Homecoming [3:24]
11. Queen Victoria [:37]
12. Sir Robert [5:00]
13. Alfred's Pub [1:22]
14. A Sad End [3:02]
15. At The Seashore [3:57]
16. Honeymoon [2:07]
17. The Great War [4:32]
18. Fanny Bridges [:16]
19. Air Raid [1:52]
20. War Is Hell [6:05]
21. Joey's Women [1:06]
22. Armistice [3:00]
23. Too Late [4:30]
24. Aftermath [3:08]
25. The Blues [2:46]
26. Cavalcade [1:31]
27. To The Future [5:38]
28. End Titles [1:29]
29. Chapter 29 [5:20]
30. Chapter 30 [:07]
31. Chapter 31 [2:07]
32. Chapter 32 [3:31]
33. Chapter 33 [3:08]
34. Chapter 34 [4:33]
35. Chapter 35 [2:40]
36. Chapter 36 [:32]
37. Chapter 37 [5:56]
38. Chapter 38 [2:03]
39. Chapter 39 [:57]
40. Chapter 40 [2:38]
41. Chapter 41 [:58]
42. Chapter 42 [2:55]
43. Chapter 43 [3:30]
44. Chapter 44 [:39]
45. Chapter 45 [1:26]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Cavalcade
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language Selection
         English Stereo
         English Mono
         Commentary By Film Historian Richard Schickel
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary By Film Historian Richard Schickel
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
      Fox Movietone News: Cavalcade Wins First Honors
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