George White's Scandals

George White's Scandals

Director: Felix E. Feist

Cast: Felix E. Feist, Joan Davis, Jack Haley, Martha Holliday

     
 

Like the same-named 1934 and 1935 films, RKO Radio's 1945 musical George White's Scandals uses the eponymous Broadway revue as a framework for a fabricated plotline. The main story concerns the romance between stage comedienne Joan Mason (Joan Davis) and back-bay Bostonite Jack Williams (Jack Haley), which is staunchly opposed by Jack's spinsterish sisterSee more details below

Overview

Like the same-named 1934 and 1935 films, RKO Radio's 1945 musical George White's Scandals uses the eponymous Broadway revue as a framework for a fabricated plotline. The main story concerns the romance between stage comedienne Joan Mason (Joan Davis) and back-bay Bostonite Jack Williams (Jack Haley), which is staunchly opposed by Jack's spinsterish sister Clarabelle (Margaret Hamilton, who of course had previously costarred with Haley in The Wizard of Oz) A secondary romance involves the hot-and-cold relationship between British socialite Jill Martin (Martha Holliday) and Tony McGrath (Philip Terry), the assistant to Broadway impresario George White (played not by the real White but by Glenn Tryon). Musical specialties are provided by Gene Krupa and his band, organ virtuoso Ethel Smith and pianist Rose Murphy. The film's highlight is "Who Killed Vaudeville?," a tour-de-force for Joan Davis and Jack Haley which was later excerpted in the RKO musical pastiche Make Mine Laughs (prompting a lawsuit from Haley!)

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0883316205419
Original Release:
1945
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
47,472

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Davis Joan Mason
Jack Haley Jack Williams
Martha Holliday Jill Martin
Phillip Terry Tom McGrath
Jane Greer Billie Randall
Ethel Smith Swing Organist
Margaret Hamilton Clarabell
Glenn Tryon George White
Audrey Young Maxine Manner
Fritz Feld Montescu
Beverly Wills Joan as a Child
Shelby Bacon Actor
Virginia Belmont Actor
Sammy Blum Cafe Proprietor
Marilyn Buford Actor
Dorothy Christy Lady Asbury
Rufe Davis Impersonations
Neely Edwards Lord Quimby
Betty Farrington Buxom Woman
Eric Freeman Actor
Edmund Glover Production Man
Ruth Hall Actor
Annelle Hayes Actor
Holmes Herbert Lord Asbury
Gene Krupa Actor
Florence Lake Mother
Hope Landin Scrubwoman
Lyle Latell Ladder Gag
Ethelreda Leopold Actor
Nan Leslie Actor
Vivian Mason Actor
Sid Melton Song-writer
Harold Minjir Hotel Clerk
Frank Mitchell Actor
Diana Mumby Actor
Carmel Myers Leslie
Tommy Noonan Joe
Ed O'Neill John the Baptist
John Stanley Actor
Nino Tempo Drummer
Minerva Urecal Teacher
Lawrence Wheat Pop
Crane Whitley Father
Chili Williams Actor
Wesley Brent Actor
Susanne Rosser Actor
Virginia Cruzon Actor
Joy Barlowe Actor
Effie Laird Actor
Allan Cooke Actor
Harry Monty Actor
Buster Brodie Box Gag

Technical Credits
Felix E. Feist Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Berger Art Director
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Howard J. Green Screenwriter
Jack J. Gross Producer
Nat Holt Producer
Parke Levy Screenwriter
Ernst Matray Choreography
Joseph Noriega Editor
Howard Snyder Screenwriter
Vernon Walker Special Effects
Hugh Wedlock Screenwriter
George White Producer

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