Wonder Bar (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wonder Bar (1934)





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This off-beat but elaborate Warner Brother's musical contains scenes (one Busby Berkeley number in particular "Goin' to Heaven on a Mule," featuring Al Jolson in blackface and horrendous racial stereotypes) that may be offensive to many viewers. The tale is set within the beautiful Paris night club, the "Wonder Bar" and features many complex plots and subplots, most of which simply provide excuses for new musical numbers.


Al Jolson
as Al Wonder
Kay Francis
as Liane Renaud
Guy Kibbee
as Henry Simpson
Hugh Herbert
as Corey Pratt
Ruth Donnelly
as Ella Simpson
Louise Fazenda
as Pansy Pratt
Robert H. Barrat
as Capt. von Ferring
Henry Kolker
as Mr. Renaud
Henry O'Neill
as Richards
Emile Chautard
as Concierge
Pauline Garon
as Operator
Edward Keane
as Captain
Jane Darwell
as Baroness
Dave O'Brien
as Chorus Boy
Dennis O'Keefe
as Man at Bar
Grace Hayle
as Fat Dowager
Bud Jamison
as Bartender
Paul Power
as Chester
Dick Good
as Page Boy
John Marlowe
as Young Man
Lottie Williams
as Wardrobe Woman
Gene Perry
as Gendarme
Robert Graves
as Police Officer
Alfred P. James
as Night Watchman
Rosalie Roy
as Chorus Girl
Hal Le Roy
as Himself
William Stack
as Businessman
Harry Woods
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Wonder Bar

All Critics (1)

The picture is Jolson's and the scenes without him might almost as well have been scrapped in the first place.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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