Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
Ray Bolger never worked for Ziegfeld, although he is presented in the film as a Ziegfeld star. Fanny Brice was a Ziegfeld star and plays herself in the film. Other Ziegfeld stars, Eddie Cantor and Will Rogers are portrayed by fakes in the film.
This cheese is so strong it could walk over and say hello to your coffee.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Well, it had better not. This coffee's too weak to answer it.
In the "Rhapsody in Blue" portion of the mammoth "Pretty Girl" number, one of the silver-fringe-and-antlers quartet of dancers gets visibly disoriented when her group does its final moves. She's the second one from the left, and her movements are completely out of sync with the other three until, with a thump, she sits down on the stairs. Since the incredibly complex number was shot in very long takes, the error was allowed to remain in the film.
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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