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Lillian Russell (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 24 May 1940 (USA)
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

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Cast

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Edward Solomon
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Alexander Moore
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The Famous J.L.
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Tony Pastor
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Grandma Leonard
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Cynthia Leonard
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Charles K. Leonard
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William Gilbert
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Edna McCauley
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Arthur Sullivan (as Claude Allister)
Joe Weber ...
Himself (as Weber)
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Himself (as Fields)
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 21, 1940 with Alice Fayeand Edward Arnold reprising their roles and Victor Mature in the Fonda part. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Diamond Jim (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Lovebird
(1940)
(Onscreen as "Blue Love Bird")
Music Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Don Ameche (uncredited)
Sung twice by Alice Faye (uncredited)
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They were gifted and talented people portraying a wonderful story.
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The actors were brilliant in trying to portray such a complex person in such a complex time. The costumes were beautiful.

You do not have to use any imagination to try to figure out the characters and the way they dressed and the way they spoke.

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. This movie is a true treasure. We are surely blessed with such wonderful artists.

These are truly gifted actors portraying a special time in our history.

The theatre was such a huge part of the American culture. It was the only form of entertainment.

It must of been very magical to witness a play by candle light.


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