Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

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Critic Consensus: Although technological limitations keep the Fox Movietone Follies from being as viscerally fun as a real stage show, this glitzy musical still delights.

Movie Info

In this musical, a Southern gentleman attempts to marry his dream girl by purchasing controlling interest in her newest show. He then fires her. Though he has trailed her all the way to Broadway, he is dismayed to find that she cares not a whit for housewifery and babies. All she really wants is to sing and dance. His attempts to get her off stage are thwarted by union rules. Songs include: "The Breakaway," "Walkin with Susie," "Kinkajou," "Varsity Drag," and "Susie."

Cast

John Breeden
as George Shelby
DeWitt Jennings
as Jay Darrell
Lola Lane
as Lila Beaumont
Arthur Stone
as Al Leaton
Archie Gottler
as Stage Manager
Arthur Kay
as Orchestra Leader
Sharon Lynne
as Ann Foster
Arthur Stone
as Al Leaton
Arthur Kay
as Orchestra Leader
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Critic Reviews for Fox Movietone Follies of 1929

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

As a step forward in the march of sound cinema the film deserves respectful consideration.

March 5, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Some of the singing is not as effective as one might hope for, due perhaps to the theatre's reproducing device, but it is a picture that has been produced with a pleasing sense of humor and with no little photographic skill.

March 5, 2021 | Full Review…

What really will make a hit is probably the "Breakaway" dance, in which Sue Carol takes the lead. A typical heel-tapping, side-kicking, stepping specialty, this mild marathon is likely to be taken up as a sequel to the Charleston.

March 5, 2021 | Full Review…

It's good entertainment all the way and occasionally arresting in Its implications of the possibilities to come.

March 5, 2021 | Full Review…

The photography showed considerable ingenuity and musical arrangements were painstaking and elaborate.

March 5, 2021 | Full Review…

There are some good songs in these picture follies, some dandy dancing and some scenes, done in color, which are handsome.

March 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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