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Lillian Russell (1940)





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This lavish musical offers a fictionalized account of the life and loves of Lillian Russell, the singer who wowed crowds in turn-of-the-century New York.

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Alice Faye
as Helen Leonard/Lillian Russell
Don Ameche
as Edward Solomon
Henry Fonda
as Alexander Moore
Leo Carrillo
as Tony Pastor
Edward Arnold
as Diamond Jim Brady
Warren William
as Jesse Lewisohn
Helen Westley
as Grandma Leonard
Dorothy Peterson
as Cynthia Leonard
Ernest Truex
as Charles Leonard
Lynn Bari
as Edna McCauley
Nigel Bruce
as William Gilbert
Claud Allister
as Arthur Sullivan
Joe Weber
as Himself
Lew Fields
as Himself
Eddie Foy Jr.
as Eddie Foy Sr.
Joseph Cawthorn
as Leopold Damrosch
William B. Davidson
as President Grover Cleveland
Hal K. Dawson
as Chauffeur
Frank Darien
as Coachman
Irving Bacon
as Soldier
Milburn Stone
as Reporter
Leyland Hodgson
as Hotel Clerk
A.S. Byron
as Policeman
Charles Halton
as Dr. Dobbins
Ferike Boros
as Mrs. Rose
Cecil Cunningham
as Mrs. Hobbs
Elyse Knox
as Lillian Russell's Sister
Joan Valerie
as Lillian Russell's Sister
Alice Armand
as Lillian Russell's Sister
Paul McVey
as Stage Manager
Dennis Kaye
as New Born Baby
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Sloane
Ottola Nesmith
as Miss Smyth
Robert E. Homans
as Stage Doorman
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Lillian Russell is a good picture and Darryl F. Zanuck has done a good job producing it.

January 13, 2021 | Full Review…

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