- Apr 1, 2004
It really is one great film have you seen Paramount on Parade?
"Paramount on Parade" (1930) is pretty decent, although with a lot of hit-or-miss bits. One of the better early-talkie 'revue' films, although not as good as "King of Jazz." As I recall, PoP has long been missing a reel, and I've never known if it has ever been found or restored. The popular tune 'Sweeping the Clouds Away' came from the movie and was widely recorded by various bands and artists.
I've always been curious about the two Fox examples, "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929" and "New Movietone Follies of 1930," assuming they sported the 'revue' format, but the synopses of them make them sound like they have a plot structure. The former is apparently lost, but I think the second one might survive. I'd like to see it because it features Marjorie White, who I like a lot. She just cracks me up whenever she's on screen.