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The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by George Cukor
George Cukor
and Cyril Gardner and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Gertrude Purcell from the play The Royal Family by Edna Ferber
Edna Ferber
and George S. Kaufman. It stars Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman, Arnold Korff, and Frank Conroy. The film tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. The characters are loosely based on the first American theatrical family, the Barrymores. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Fredric March). A 35mm nitrate print of The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
was preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 1985. The film has not been released on DVD or Blu-Ray. Copyright is held by Universal / MCA. Cast[edit]

Ina Claire
Ina Claire
as Julie Cavendish Fredric March
Fredric March
as Tony Cavendish Mary Brian
Mary Brian
as Gwen Cavendish Henrietta Crosman
Henrietta Crosman
as Fanny Cavendish Charles Starrett
Charles Starrett
as Perry Arnold Korff
Arnold Korff
as Oscar Wolfe Frank Conroy as Gilmore Marshall Royal C. Stout as Joe Elsie Esmond as Della Murray Alper
Murray Alper
as McDermott Herschel Mayall
Herschel Mayall
as Doctor Lucile Watson
Lucile Watson
as Actress Backstage (uncredited)

External links[edit]

The Royal Family of Broadway
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Films directed by George Cukor

Grumpy (1930) The Virtuous Sin
The Virtuous Sin
(1930) The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
(1930) Tarnished Lady
Tarnished Lady
(1931) Girls About Town (1931) What Price Hollywood?
What Price Hollywood?
(1932) A Bill of Divorcement (1932) Rockabye (1932) Our Betters
Our Betters
(1933) Dinner at Eight (1933) Little Women (1933) David Copperfield (1935) Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett
(1935) Romeo and Juliet (1936) Camille (1936) Holiday (1938) Zaza (1939) The Women (1939) Susan and God
Susan and God
(1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) A Woman's Face
A Woman's Face
(1941) Two-Faced Woman
Two-Faced Woman
(1941) Her Cardboard Lover
Her Cardboard Lover
(1942) Keeper of the Flame (1942) Gaslight (1944) Winged Victory (1944) A Double Life (1947) Edward, My Son
Edward, My Son
(1949) Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
(1949) A Life of Her Own
A Life of Her Own
(1950) Born Yesterday (1950) The Model and the Marriage Broker
The Model and the Marriage Broker
(1951) The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind
(1952) Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
(1952) The Actress
The Actress
(1953) It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You
(1954) A Star Is Born (1954) Bhowani Junction (1956) Les Girls
Les Girls
(1957) Wild Is the Wind
Wild Is the Wind
(1957) Heller in Pink Tights
Heller in Pink Tights
(1960) Let's Make Love
Let's Make Love
(1960) Something's Got to Give
Something's Got to Give
(1962) The Chapman Report
The Chapman Report
(1962) My Fair Lady (1964) Justine (1969) Travels with My Aunt (1972) Love Among the Ruins (1975) The Blue Bird (1976) The Corn is Green (1979) Rich and Famous (1981)

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Edna Ferber

Plays

The Royal Family (1927) Dinner at Eight (1932)

Novels

Personality Plus (1914) So Big (1924) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1926) Cimarron (1929) American Beauty (1931) Come and Get It (1935) Saratoga Trunk
Saratoga Trunk
(1941) Giant (1952)

Adaptations

So Big

So Big (1924 film) So Big (1932 film) So Big (1953 film)

Cimarron

Cimarron (1931 film) Cimarron (1960 film)

Saratoga Trunk

Saratoga (1959 musical) Saratoga Trunk
Saratoga Trunk
(1945 film)

Show Boat

Show Boat
Show Boat
(1927 musical) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1929 film) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1936 film) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1951 film)

The Royal Family

The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
(1930 musical)

Giant

Giant (1956 film)

Other works

Saratoga Trunk
Saratoga Trunk
(1945)

Family

Janet Fox

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George S. Kaufman

Plays and musicals

Some One in the House
Some One in the House
(1918) Dulcy (1921) To the Ladies (1922) The '49ers (1922) Merton of the Movies (1922) Helen of Troy, New York (1923) The Deep Tangled Wildwood (1923) Beggar on Horseback (1924) Be Yourself (1924) Minick (1924) The Butter and Egg Man
The Butter and Egg Man
(1925) The Cocoanuts
The Cocoanuts
(1925) The Good Fellow (1926) The Royal Family (1927) Animal Crackers (1928) June Moon
June Moon
(1929) The Channel Road (1929) Once in a Lifetime (1930) The Band Wagon (1931) Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing
(1931) Dinner at Eight (1932) Let 'Em Eat Cake (1933) The Dark Tower (1933) Merrily We Roll Along (1934) First Lady (1935) Stage Door (1936) You Can't Take It with You (1936) I'd Rather Be Right
I'd Rather Be Right
(1937) The Fabulous Invalid (1938) The American Way (1939) The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner
(1939) George Washington Slept Here (1940) The Land Is Bright (1941) The Late George Apley (1944) Seven Lively Arts (1944) Hollywood Pinafore (1945) Bravo! (1948) The Small Hours (1951) Fancy Meeting You Again (1952) The Solid Gold Cadillac (1953) Silk Stockings
Silk Stockings
(1955)

Musicals based on his plays

Sherry!
Sherry!
(1967) Merrily We Roll Along (1981)

Films

Someone Must Pay (1919) Someone in the House (1920) Dulcy (1923) To the Ladies (1923) Merton of the Movies (1924) Welcome Home (1925) Beggar on Horseback (1925) The Butter and Egg Man
The Butter and Egg Man
(1928) The Cocoanuts
The Cocoanuts
(1929) Not So Dumb
Not So Dumb
(1930) Animal Crackers (1930) The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
(1930) June Moon
June Moon
(1931) The Expert (1932) The Tenderfoot (1932) Make Me a Star (1932) Once in a Lifetime (1932) Dinner at Eight (1933) Roman Scandals
Roman Scandals
(1933) The Man with Two Faces (1934) You Can't Take It with You (1938)

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