Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

Hollywood Cavalcade


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Hollywood Cavalcade was a fictionalized history of silent films and the growth of the movie industry. Don Ameche portrays a character based on equal portions of Mack Sennett and D. W. Griffith, while Alice Faye's silent star is an amalgam of Mabel Normand and Gloria Swanson. Ameche breaks into pictures with slapstick comedies, initiating the first "pie throwing" scene, with Buster Keaton the thrower and Alice Faye the throw-ee. Thanks to Ameche, Faye becomes a major comedy star, appearing in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Ernest Pascal
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On DVD: Oct 7, 2008



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as Molly Adair

as Dave Spingold

as Nicky Hayden

as Pete Tinney

as Chief of Police

as Himself

as Lyle P. Stout

as Claude

as Keystone Kop

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as Chick, Assistant Di...

as Roberts

as Willie

as Bartender in Western

as Sheriff in Western

as Henry Potter

as Agent

as Mrs. Gaynes

as Bakery Clerk

as Telephone Operator

as Thomas of Famous Pla...

as Himself

as Rin Tin Tin

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Critic Reviews for Hollywood Cavalcade

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This is a generous tip of the hat to the dawn of cinema, which should appeal to any movie lover.

Full Review… | November 18, 2008

Como curiosidade sobre os bastidores da jovem Hollywood, o filme funciona muito bem. Pena que a história de amor entre Ameche e Faye atrapalhe um pouco.

August 4, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Hollywood Cavalcade


Hoary old chestnut in dazzling Technicolor is a thinly veiled account of Mack Sennett"s rise and fall. He was involved in the production in a minor capacity. Alice doesn't even sing.

jay nixon

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