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Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round is a 1934 American drama film with musical and comedic elements, directed by Benjamin Stoloff.

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1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 References 5 External links

Plot[edit] Gangster Lee Lother (Sidney Blackmer) is shot and killed during an ocean liner cruise, and we're introduced in flashback to the interwoven stories and characters of the suspects: con-man and jewel-thief Jimmy Brett and his accomplice, a wife who bids goodbye to her husband without realizing he'll stowaway to spy on her, the star of the ship's entertainment revue and her brother with gambling debts, and the Inspector who interrupts his vacation to solve the case. The film's many musical numbers include a Busby Berkeley-like number with chorus girls in geometric patterns filmed from overhead. A song performed by The Boswell Sisters
The Boswell Sisters
titled "Rock and Roll", written by Richard A. Whiting
Richard A. Whiting
and Sidney Clare, is sometimes credited as the first use of that term in a popular song.[1] Cast[edit]

Gene Raymond as Jimmy Brett Nancy Carroll
Nancy Carroll
as Sally Marsh Jack Benny
Jack Benny
as Chad Denby Sydney Howard as Dan Campbell, the Drunk Mitzi Green
Mitzi Green
as Mitzi[2] Sid Silvers as Shorty Frank Parker as Frank, the Tenor Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
as Lee Lother Ralph Morgan
Ralph Morgan
as Herbert Rosson Shirley Grey
Shirley Grey
as Anya Rosson Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly
as Patsy Clarke Sam Hardy as Jack Summers William 'Stage' Boyd as Joe Saunders Robert Elliott as Inspector 'Mac' McKinney The Boswell Sisters
The Boswell Sisters
as themselves Allan Cavan as Ship's Officer (uncredited) André Cheron as Frenchman (uncredited) Wallis Clark
Wallis Clark
as Ship's Captain (uncredited) Don Douglas as Purser (uncredited) Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
as Woman in Audience (uncredited) Mary Forbes as Passenger (uncredited) Esther Howard
Esther Howard
as Passenger (uncredited) Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
as Policeman at Dock (uncredited) Tom McGuire as Detective (uncredited) Wedgwood Nowell
Wedgwood Nowell
as Waiter (uncredited) Dennis O'Keefe
Dennis O'Keefe
as Passenger Watching Revue (uncredited) Lee Phelps as Porter at Dock (uncredited) Syd Saylor
Syd Saylor
as Campbell's Taxi Driver (uncredited) Larry Steers as Passenger Asked to Get Purser (uncredited)

Production[edit] London comic Sydney Howard was imported to star. The original title was London Showboat or Showboat of 1934.[3] References[edit]

^ Young, William H.; Young, Nancy K. (2007). The Great Depression in America: A Cultural Encyclopedia, Volume 1. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 506. ISBN 978-0-313-33521-1. Retrieved March 13, 2012.  ^ Mitzi Green, Former Child Star, Gets First Grown-up Role in Edward Small Feature: ACTRESS SCHEDULED TO DO HER IMPERSONATIONS D. W. Griffith Signs to Direct English Pictures; Jack Oakie Stays on at Paramount Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 19 July 1934: 11. ^ Sydney Howard, Top-Notch Comedy Star of England, Signed for Work in Hollywood: "LONDON SHOW BOAT" TO EXPLOIT STAR'S TALENT "Serenade" by Rex Beach May Be Lilian Harvey Film; Peggy Wood Leaves for East Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 May 1934: 13.

External links[edit]

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round on IMDb Turner Classic Movies page

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