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Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
is a 1930 all-star American pre-Code revue released by Paramount Pictures, directed by several directors including Edmund Goulding, Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, A. Edward Sutherland, Lothar Mendes, Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf, Frank Tuttle, and Victor Schertzinger—all supervised by the production supervisor, singer, actress, and songwriter Elsie Janis. Featured stars included Jean Arthur, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow, Evelyn Brent, Buddy Rogers, Jack Oakie, Helen Kane, Maurice Chevalier, Nancy Carroll, George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Lillian Roth
Lillian Roth
and other Paramount stars. The screenplay was written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky, with cinematography by Victor Milner
Victor Milner
and Harry Fischbeck.


1 Production

1.1 International versions

2 Preservation status 3 List of sequences 4 Foreign-language versions 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Production[edit] Paramount on Parade, released on April 22, 1930, was Paramount's answer to all-star revues like Hollywood Revue
of 1929 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Show of Shows
The Show of Shows
from Warner Brothers, and King of Jazz from Universal Studios.[1][2] The film had 20 individual segments—several of them in two-color Technicolor
— directed by 11 directors, and almost every star on the Paramount roster except Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
and the Marx Brothers. (Colbert became a star in May 1930 with the release of The Big Pond, also with Chevalier and also released in a French-language version.) International versions[edit] Paramount also produced a French-language version Paramount en Parade directed by Charles de Rochefort
Charles de Rochefort
and a Romanian-language version Parada Paramount (Chevalier and Martini also starred in the French version, and Romanian actress Pola Illéry
Pola Illéry
starred in the Romanian version. There was also a Dutch version, Paramount op Parade with Theo Frenkel. The Scandinavian version starred Ernst Rolf
Ernst Rolf
and his wife, Tutta Rolf. Preservation status[edit]

Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
featured in a 1930 advertisement for Technicolor

The film, including some of its Technicolor
sequences, has been restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The original title sequence and chorus girl number immediately following it, however, are still lost. The sound for two of the Technicolor
sequences ("Gallows Song" and "Dream Girl") are also missing. According to Robert Gitt, film archivist now retired from UCLA, in a lecture at Pacific Film Archive
Pacific Film Archive
at UC Berkeley, the film was also released with sound-on-disc for those theaters not equipped for sound-on-film. The archive had a report of the soundtrack for this film still existing on disc until the 1994 Northridge earthquake destroyed a set of discs that a collector was planning to donate. In August 2010, CapitolFest in Rome, New York showed a 102-minute version restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive. Some sequences are still missing the sound, for some sequences only the soundtrack exists. List of sequences[edit]

"Title Sequence" during Credits with Kay Francis
Kay Francis
and George Bancroft (lost footage; only sound survives)[3] "Showgirls on Parade" with Mitzi Mayfair
Mitzi Mayfair
(lost Technicolor
footage; only sound survives)[3] "We're the Masters of Ceremony" Jack Oakie, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, and Leon Errol
Leon Errol
introduce themselves as MC's of the film "Love Time" Buddy Rogers and Lillian Roth "Murder Will Out" William Powell, Clive Brook, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, and Oakie "Origin of the Apache" Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
and Evelyn Brent
Evelyn Brent
do a parody of an Apache dance "Song of the Gondolier" Nino Martini
Nino Martini
sings "Come Back to Sorrento" (Technicolor; survives complete) "In a Hospital" Leon Errol, and David Newell "In a Girl's Gym" Jack Oakie
Jack Oakie
and Zelma O'Neal "The Toreador" Kay Francis
Kay Francis
and Harry Green (as Isadore the Toreador) parody Carmen (Technicolor; survives complete) "The Montmartre Girl" Ruth Chatterton, Stu Erwin, and Fredric March "Park in Paris" Maurice Chevalier "Mitzi Herself" Mitzi Green "The Schoolroom" Helen Kane, Mitzi Green. Kane sings "What Did Cleopatra Say?" to her class "The Gallows Song" Skeets Gallagher and Dennis King (Technicolor footage survives; sound missing, current prints use King's commercial vocal recording of the song.)[3] "Dance Mad" Nancy Carroll
Nancy Carroll
and Abe Lyman's Band "Dream Girl" Richard Arlen, Jean Arthur, Mary Brian, James Hall, Gary Cooper, and Fay Wray
Fay Wray
sing "Let Us Drink To The Girl Of My Dreams" ( Technicolor
footage survives; sound missing)[3] "The Redhead" Clara Bow, and 42 Navy men sing "True to the Navy" "Impulses" George Bancroft, Kay Francis, and Cecil Cunningham "Rainbow Revels" finale Chevalier and girls' chorus (including Iris Adrian and Virginia Bruce) sing "Sweeping the Clouds Away" (in Technicolor; survives only in black-and-white)[3]

Foreign-language versions[edit] A large number of foreign-language versions were shot including:

Galas de la Paramount (Spanish) premiered in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
28 August 1930 and in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
7 September 1930; with Ramón Pereda, Barry Norton, Rosita Moreno Paramount en parade (French) with Maurice Chevalier, Nino Martini, Saint-Granier, Marguerite Moreno, Louis-Jacques Boucot, Fanny Clair, and Charles de Rochefort
Charles de Rochefort
(Rochefort also directed) Parada Paramount (Romanian) with Pola Illéry; directed by Rochefort Paramount op Parade (Dutch) with Theo Frenkel Jr., Mien Duymaer van Twist, and Louis Davids; directed by Job Weening

At Paramount's Hollywood studio, Ernst Rolf
Ernst Rolf
and his Norwegian wife, Tutta Rolf, filmed introductions and sequences for the Scandinavian version. Japanese comedian Suisei Matsui introduced the film in Japan. Mira Zimińska
Mira Zimińska
and Mariusz Maszynski appeared in the Polish version, and Dina Gralla and Eugen Rex appeared in the German version. Paramount filmed most of the above versions, along with Czech, Hungarian, Serbian, and Italian versions, at their Joinville Studios in Paris. See also[edit]

List of early color feature films Multiple-language version The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film released by Paramount)


^ "Paramount on Parade". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.  ^ " Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.  ^ a b c d e Lynn Kear; James King (2009-07-31). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. Books.google.com.pe. p. 188. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 

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Films by Edmund Goulding


Sun-Up Sally, Irene and Mary Paris Women Love Diamonds Love The Trespasser Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(segment) The Devil's Holiday Reaching for the Moon Grand Hotel Blondie of the Follies Riptide The Flame Within That Certain Woman White Banners The Dawn Patrol Dark Victory The Old Maid We Are Not Alone 'Til We Meet Again The Great Lie Forever and a Day The Constant Nymph Claudia Of Human Bondage The Razor's Edge Nightmare Alley Everybody Does It Mister 880 We're Not Married! Down Among the Sheltering Palms Teenage Rebel Mardi Gras


The Perfect Lover The Devil Tol'able David Peacock Alley Broadway Rose Fury Dark Secrets Jazzmania The Bright Shawl Tiger Rose Dante's Inferno

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Films directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Feature films

Shoe Palace Pinkus
Shoe Palace Pinkus
(1916) When Four Do the Same (1917) Die Augen der Mumie Ma (1918) Carmen (1918) Intoxication (1919) The Doll (1919) My Wife, the Movie Star
My Wife, the Movie Star
(1919) The Oyster Princess
The Oyster Princess
(1919) Meyer from Berlin
Meyer from Berlin
(1919) Madame DuBarry (1919) Sumurun
(1920) Kohlhiesel's Daughters (1920) Anna Boleyn (1920) The Wild Cat (1921) The Loves of Pharaoh
The Loves of Pharaoh
(1922) The Flame (1923) Rosita (1923) The Marriage Circle
The Marriage Circle
(1924) Three Women (1924) Forbidden Paradise
Forbidden Paradise
(1924) Kiss Me Again (1925) Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) So This Is Paris (1926) The Honeymoon Express (1926) The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
(1927) The Patriot (1928) Eternal Love (1929) The Love Parade
The Love Parade
(1929) Monte Carlo (1930) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(co-director) (1930) The Smiling Lieutenant
The Smiling Lieutenant
(1931) Broken Lullaby
Broken Lullaby
(1932) One Hour with You
One Hour with You
(1932) Trouble in Paradise (1932) Design for Living (1933) The Merry Widow (1934) Angel (1937) Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
(1938) Ninotchka
(1939) The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
(1940) That Uncertain Feeling (1941) To Be or Not to Be (1942) Heaven Can Wait (1943) A Royal Scandal (1945) Cluny Brown
Cluny Brown
(1946) That Lady in Ermine
That Lady in Ermine

Short films

I Don't Want to Be a Man Kohlhiesels Töchter If I Had a Million
If I Had a Million
(segment "The Clerk")

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Films directed by Lothar Mendes

The Secret of Santa Maria (1921) The Adventurer (1922) Certificates of Death (1923) The Island of Tears (1923) The Monk from Santarem (1924) Love is Blind (1926) Three Cuckoo Clocks (1926) Prince of Tempters (1926) Convoy (1927) A Night of Mystery (1928) Street of Sin
Street of Sin
(1928) Interference (1928) The Four Feathers (1929) Dangerous Curves (1929) Illusion (1929) The Marriage Playground
The Marriage Playground
(1929) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) Ladies' Man (1931) Personal Maid (1931) Strangers in Love (1932) Payment Deferred (1932) If I Had a Million
If I Had a Million
(1932) Luxury Liner (1933) Jew Süss (1934) The Man Who Could Work Miracles
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
(1936) Moonlight Sonata (1937) International Squadron (1941) Flight for Freedom
Flight for Freedom
(1943) Tampico (1944) The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)

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Films directed by A. Edward Sutherland

Coming Through (1925) Wild, Wild Susan
Wild, Wild Susan
(1925) A Regular Fellow (1925) Behind the Front (1926) It's the Old Army Game (1926) Love's Greatest Mistake
Love's Greatest Mistake
(1927) Fireman, Save My Child (1927) Figures Don't Lie (1927) Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928) The Baby Cyclone (1928) What a Night! (1928) Close Harmony (1929) The Dance of Life
The Dance of Life
(1929) The Saturday Night Kid
The Saturday Night Kid
(1929) Fast Company (1929) Pointed Heels
Pointed Heels
(1929) Burning Up (1930) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) The Social Lion
The Social Lion
(1930) The Sap from Syracuse
The Sap from Syracuse
(1930) The Gang Buster
The Gang Buster
(1931) June Moon (1931) Up Pops the Devil (1931) Palmy Days
Palmy Days
(1931) Mr. Robinson Crusoe
Mr. Robinson Crusoe
(1932) Murders in the Zoo
Murders in the Zoo
(1933) International House (1933) Too Much Harmony (1933) Mississippi (1935) Diamond Jim
Diamond Jim
(1935) Every Day's a Holiday (1937) The Flying Deuces
The Flying Deuces
(1939) Beyond Tomorrow (1940) The Boys from Syracuse (1940) One Night in the Tropics
One Night in the Tropics
(1940) The Invisible Woman (1940) Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Nine Lives Are Not Enough
(1941) Steel Against the Sky
Steel Against the Sky
(1941) Sing Your Worries Away (1942) The Navy Comes Through
The Navy Comes Through
(1942) Army Surgeon (1942) Dixie (1943) Follow the Boys
Follow the Boys
(1944) Secret Command
Secret Command
(1944) Abie's Irish Rose (1946)

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Films directed by Dorothy Arzner

Fashions for Women
Fashions for Women
(1927) Ten Modern Commandments (1927) Get Your Man (1927) Manhattan Cocktail (1928) The Wild Party (1929) Sarah and Son
Sarah and Son
(1930) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) Anybody's Woman
Anybody's Woman
(1930) Honor Among Lovers
Honor Among Lovers
(1931) Working Girls (1931) Merrily We Go to Hell
Merrily We Go to Hell
(1932) Christopher Strong
Christopher Strong
(1933) Nana (1934) Craig's Wife (1936) The Bride Wore Red
The Bride Wore Red
(1937) Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) First Comes Courage
First Comes Courage

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Films directed by Rowland V. Lee

Blind Hearts
Blind Hearts
(1921) The Sea Lion
The Sea Lion
(1921) Shirley of the Circus (1922) Gentle Julia (1923) In Love with Love (1924) The Outsider (1926) The Silver Treasure (1926) Barbed Wire (1927) The Secret Hour (1928) Doomsday (1928) Three Sinners
Three Sinners
(1928) Loves of an Actress
Loves of an Actress
(1928) The First Kiss (1928) The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) A Dangerous Woman (1929) Ladies Love Brutes
Ladies Love Brutes
(1930) The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
(1930) Derelict (1930) A Man from Wyoming
A Man from Wyoming
(1930) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) The Ruling Voice
The Ruling Voice
(1931) The Guilty Generation (1931) That Night in London (1932) Zoo in Budapest
Zoo in Budapest
(1933) I Am Suzanne (1933) The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) Gambling (1934) Cardinal Richelieu (1935) The Three Musketeers (1935) One Rainy Afternoon
One Rainy Afternoon
(1936) Love from a Stranger (1937) The Toast of New York
The Toast of New York
(1937) Service de Luxe (1938) Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) Son of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
(1939) Tower of London (1939) The Sun Never Sets (1939) The Son of Monte Cristo
The Son of Monte Cristo
(1940) Powder Town
Powder Town
(1942) The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) Captain Kidd (1945)

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Films directed by Otto Brower

Avalanche (1928) Sunset Pass (1929) Stairs of Sand
Stairs of Sand
(1929) The Light of Western Stars (1930) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) (co-director) The Border Legion (1930) The Santa Fe Trail (1930) Clearing the Range (1931) Fighting Caravans
Fighting Caravans
(1931) The Hard Hombre
The Hard Hombre
(1931) Pleasure (1931) The Devil Horse
The Devil Horse
(1932) Fighting for Justice (1932) Gold (1932) Law of the Sea (1932) The Local Bad Man (1932) Cross Fire (1933) Headline Shooter
Headline Shooter
(1933) Scarlet River
Scarlet River
(1933) Spirit of the West (1932) Straightaway (1933) Speed Wings (1934) I Can't Escape (1934) Mystery Mountain (1934) The Phantom Empire
The Phantom Empire
(1935) The Outlaw Deputy (1935) Sins of Man
Sins of Man
(1936) Postal Inspector (1936) Speed to Burn (1938) Road Demon (1939) Winner Take All (1939) Stanley and Livingstone
Stanley and Livingstone
(1939) (safari) Stop, Look and Love (1939) Too Busy to Work (1939) Men with Steel Faces
Men with Steel Faces
(archive footage) (1940) On Their Own (1940) Girl from Avenue A (1940) The Gay Caballero (1940) Youth Will Be Served (1940) Sex Hygiene
Sex Hygiene
(1942) Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) Dixie Dugan (1943) Behind Green Lights
Behind Green Lights
(1946) Duel in the Sun (1946) (uncredited)

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Selected films directed by Victor Schertzinger

The Clodhopper (1917) The Son of His Father
The Son of His Father
(1917) His Mother's Boy (1917) The Hired Man (1918) The Family Skeleton (1918) Playing the Game (1918) His Own Home Town (1918) The Claws of the Hun
The Claws of the Hun
(1918) A Nine O'Clock Town
A Nine O'Clock Town
(1918) Coals of Fire (1918) Quicksand (1918) String Beans (1918) Hard Boiled (1919) Extravagance (1919) The Sheriff's Son
The Sheriff's Son
(1919) The Homebreaker
The Homebreaker
(1919) The Lady of Red Butte
The Lady of Red Butte
(1919) When Doctors Disagree
When Doctors Disagree
(1919) Other Men's Wives
Other Men's Wives
(1919) Jinx (1919) The Slim Princess
The Slim Princess
(1920) The Concert (1921) Made in Heaven (1921) Mr. Barnes of New York (1922) Long Live the King (1923) Bread (1924) Man and Maid
Man and Maid
(1925) The Return of Peter Grimm (1926) The Showdown (1928) Forgotten Faces (1928) Redskin (1929) Nothing But the Truth (1929) Fashions in Love (1929) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) Safety in Numbers (1930) Heads Up (1930) Friends and Lovers (1931) The Constant Woman
The Constant Woman
(1933) My Woman (1933) One Night of Love
One Night of Love
(1934) Let's Live Tonight (1935) Love Me Forever
Love Me Forever
(1935) The Music Goes 'Round
The Music Goes 'Round
(1936) Something to Sing About (1937) The Mikado (1939) Road to Singapore
Road to Singapore
(1940) Rhythm on the River
Rhythm on the River
(1940) Road to Zanzibar
Road to Zanzibar
(1941) Birth of the Blues (1941) The Fleet