Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
Luise Rainer was the first actress in Academy history to win back-to-back Oscars for Best Actress, for this film in 1936 and The Good Earth (1937) in 1937. Katharine Hepburn repeated the trick in 1967/68.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.:
How do you expect Miss Brice to sing a sad song about her man, dressed up like a nightingale? I find personalities, and you try to destroy them. I didn't engage Miss Brice as a showgirl.
Clarence: Is that all right, Mr. Ziegfeld?
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Well, it's all right for now....
The character of Audrey is listed in the credits as having the last name "Dane." However, when Ziegfeld speaks to the audience after her drunken performance, he refers to her as "Miss Lane".
The opening credits display the title of the film and the names of the stars in marquee lights, as they would be on Broadway.
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