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Received only one Oscar nomination that year, for Best Picture.
Jack Benny - Master of Ceremonies:
You notice the young lady keeps running from one to the other. She is undecided what to do. Now get this folks, I want to let you in on a little secret: although she loves Coatus and Vestus, she can't get along without Pantus.
After Cliff Edwards' opening number, one of the chorus girls in the background is chatting away with the girl next to her, when a sudden cut appears, and the same girl is now stone still (apparently the director told her in between to stop talking, and pay attention).
Some sources list the original running time of "Hollywood Revue of 1929" as 130 minutes. At least two sequences in the original roadshow version are missing from current prints: an opening recitation by the showgirls who are seen posing in the "Hollywood Revue" sign after the opening credits, and the appearance of Nils Asther, who assisted Jack Benny in introducing the final "Orange Blossom" number.
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