George White's Scandals

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...
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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: 10/6/2009
  • UPC: 883316205419
  • Original Release: 1945
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,739

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
Joy Barlowe
Virginia Belmont
Sammy Blum Cafe Proprietor
Wesley Brent
Buster Brodie Box Gag
Marilyn Buford
Dorothy Christy Lady Asbury
Allan Cooke
Virginia Cruzon
Rufe Davis Impersonations
Neely Edwards Lord Quimby
Betty Farrington Buxom Woman
Eric Freeman
Edmund Glover Production Man
Ruth Hall
Annelle Hayes
Holmes Herbert Lord Asbury
Gene Krupa
Effie Laird
Florence Lake Mother
Hope Landin Scrubwoman
Lyle Latell Ladder Gag
Ethelreda Leopold
Nan Leslie
Vivian Mason
Sid Melton Song-writer
Harold Minjir Hotel Clerk
Frank Mitchell
Harry Monty
Diana Mumby
Carmel Myers Leslie
Tommy Noonan Joe
Ed O'Neill John the Baptist
Susanne Rosser
John Stanley
Nino Tempo Drummer
Minerva Urecal Teacher
Lawrence Wheat Pop
Crane Whitley Father
Chili Williams
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 Jr. Screenwriter
George White Producer
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