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Show of Shows (1929)

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128 min | Musical

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice and offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era. For the first time, they can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But ...See moreIt's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice and offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era. For the first time, they can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appearing are actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway, and, of course, the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts. Written by Robert See less
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Cinematographer
Barney McGill (photographed by)
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Release date
Dec 29, 1929 (United States)

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95 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Frank Fay
Master of Ceremonies Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
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William Courtenay
The Minister - Guillotine Sequence The Minister - Guillotine Sequence   See fewer
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H.B. Warner
The Victim - Guillotine Sequence The Victim - Guillotine Sequence   See fewer
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Hobart Bosworth
Executioner - Guillotine Sequence Executioner - Guillotine Sequence   See fewer
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John Barrymore
Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III' Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'   See fewer
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Harry Akst
Pianist Accompanying Irene Bordoni Pianist Accompanying Irene Bordoni   See fewer
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Armida
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Mimi Vendrell) Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Mimi Vendrell)   See fewer
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Johnny Arthur
Hero - Performer in 'The Pirate' Hero - Performer in 'The Pirate'   See fewer
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Mary Astor
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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William Bakewell
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Richard Barthelmess
'Meet My Sister' Presenter 'Meet My Sister' Presenter   See fewer
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Noah Beery
Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution") Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Sally Blane
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Monte Blue
Condemned Man (segment "Rifle Execution") Condemned Man (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Irène Bordoni
Performer in 'Just for One Hour of Love' Number Performer in 'Just for One Hour of Love' Number   See fewer
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Joseph A. Burke
Joe Burke (as Joe Burke) Joe Burke (as Joe Burke)   See fewer
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Marion Byron
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Georges Carpentier
Boulevardier in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number Boulevardier in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number   See fewer
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Ethlyne Clair
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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James Clemens
Performer (as Jimmy Clemons) Performer (as Jimmy Clemons)   See fewer
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Ruth Clifford
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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William Collier Jr.
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Betty Compson
Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers   See fewer
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Chester Conklin
Traffic Cop in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Traffic Cop in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Ice Man in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number Ice Man in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number   See fewer
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Dolores Costello
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Helene Costello
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Jack Curtis
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Viola Dana
Performer in 'The Pirate,' 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers Performer in 'The Pirate,' 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers   See fewer
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Alice Day
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers   See fewer
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Marceline Day
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Sally Eilers
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Ambrose in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Ambrose in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Louise Fazenda
'Recitations' Sketch 'Recitations' Sketch   See fewer
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Pauline Garon
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Albert Gran
Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution") Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Alexander Gray
Performer in 'Lady Luck' Number Performer in 'Lady Luck' Number   See fewer
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Lloyd Hamilton
Hansom Cabby in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" number" / (segment "Recitations") / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution") Hansom Cabby in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" number" / (segment "Recitations") / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Julanne Johnston
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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Sôjin Kamiyama
Performer in '$20 Bet' Sketch (as Sojin) Performer in '$20 Bet' Sketch (as Sojin)   See fewer
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Lupino Lane
Street Cleaner in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number / 'Tramp' Ballet Street Cleaner in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number / 'Tramp' Ballet   See fewer
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Frances Lee
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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Lila Lee
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number   See fewer
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Ted Lewis
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Winnie Lightner
Performer in 'Pingo Pongo' & 'Singing in the Bathtub' Numbers Performer in 'Pingo Pongo' & 'Singing in the Bathtub' Numbers   See fewer
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Beatrice Lillie
Performer in 'Recitations' Number Performer in 'Recitations' Number   See fewer
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Jacqueline Logan
Performer in 'The Pirate' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers Performer in 'The Pirate' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers   See fewer
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Myrna Loy
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers   See fewer
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Nick Lucas
Lady Luck Solo for 'The Only Song I Know' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers Lady Luck Solo for 'The Only Song I Know' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers   See fewer
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Tully Marshall
Performer in "The Pirate" / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution") Performer in "The Pirate" / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Shirley Mason
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers   See fewer
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Otto Matieson
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Philo McCullough
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Patsy Ruth Miller
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'If I Could Learn to Love' Numbers Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'If I Could Learn to Love' Numbers   See fewer
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Bull Montana
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Lee Moran
Plumber in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution" Plumber in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution"   See fewer
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Chester Morris
Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Performer in '$20 Bet' Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in '$20 Bet' Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Edna Murphy
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Carmel Myers
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number   See fewer
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Marian Nixon
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number   See fewer
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Molly O'Day
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Sally O'Neil
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Meet My Sister' Numbers   See fewer
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Gertrude Olmstead
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Kalla Pasha
Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution") Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")   See fewer
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Anders Randolf
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number Performer in 'The Pirate' Number   See fewer
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Rin Tin Tin
Rin-Tin-Tin - Introducing 'An Oriental Fantasy' Number (as Rin-Tin-Tin) Rin-Tin-Tin - Introducing 'An Oriental Fantasy' Number (as Rin-Tin-Tin)   See fewer
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Bert Roach
Father of Twins in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number Father of Twins in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number   See fewer
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Sid Silvers
Al Jolson Impersonator / Introducing Larry Ceballos Black and White Girls Number Al Jolson Impersonator / Introducing Larry Ceballos Black and White Girls Number   See fewer
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Ann Sothern
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers (as Harriet Byron) Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers (as Harriet Byron)   See fewer
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Ben Turpin
Waiter in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number Waiter in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number   See fewer
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Ada Mae Vaughn
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Alberta Vaughn
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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Lolita Vendrell
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Lola Vendrell) Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number (as Lola Vendrell)   See fewer
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Edward Ward
Actor (as Eddie Ward) Actor (as Eddie Ward)   See fewer
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Alice White
Performer in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number Performer in 'If I Could Learn to Love' Number   See fewer
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Ted Williams
Dancer (as Ted Williams Adagio Dancers) Dancer (as Ted Williams Adagio Dancers)   See fewer
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Lois Wilson
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number   See fewer
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Grant Withers
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two Number Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two Number   See fewer
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Loretta Young
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number   See fewer
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John Aasen
Junior (uncredited) Junior (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Bushell
Performer in 'Henry VI' Sequence (uncredited) Performer in 'Henry VI' Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Cleary
Performer (uncredited) Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Haskell
Performer (uncredited) Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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M.K. Jerome
Performer (uncredited) Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lola
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcelle
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheeler Oakman
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number (uncredited) Performer in 'The Pirate' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Perkins
Performer (uncredited) Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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E.J. Ratcliffe
Performer in 'Henri VI' Sequence (uncredited) Performer in 'Henri VI' Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reginald Sharland
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Silverman
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Spencer
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Stevens
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Dorothy Coonan Wellman
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 382 votes