Kid Millions, the fifth of Mr. Cantor's six films for Samuel Goldwyn, this time directed by Roy Del Ruth, is another wonderful treat from The Warner Archive Collection.
Filmed in black & white, with a final sequence in a very early three-strip Technicolor, the film is a winner.
Eddie Cantor, a very young Ethel Merman and Ann Sothern, headline along with George Murphy and a cast of Goldwyn stalwarts. Another credit of importance. Cinematographer Ray June, who began behind the camera in 1915. He is best known for a number of Jean Harlow, M-G-M vehicles -- he spent many years at M-G-M. Among his later films, were Funny Face and The Court Jester.
Hopefully, no one will have PC problems with the film, as Mr. Cantor appears in blackface for a number.
I'm hopeful that if the first two Cantor / Goldwyn films sell in reasonable numbers, we'll see the rest of them.
As an aside, I'm always looking amongst the Goldwyn Girls for familiar faces, as quite a number of future stars spent some time there.
A classic film, and a quality presentation on DVD. The three-strip is a treat.
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Image - 3.5
Audio - 5