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King of Burlesque (1936)





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Warner Baxter plays the ambitious producer of a burlesque show who rises to the big time on Broadway. Alice Faye is the loyal burleycue singer who helps make Baxter a success. His head turned by sudden fame, Baxter falls under the spell of a society woman (Mona Barrie) who has theatrical aspirations of her own. She marries Baxter, then convinces him to produce a string of "artistic" plays rather than his extravagant musical revues. The plays are flops, and the woman haughtily divorces Baxter. Faithful Alice Faye, who'd gone to London when her ex-beau was married, returns to the penniless Baxter. She and her burlesque buddies team up to pull Baxter out of his rut and put him on top again.

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Warner Baxter
as Kerry Bolton
Alice Faye
as Pat Doran
Jack Oakie
as Joe Cooney
Mona Barrie
as Rosalind Cleve
Gregory Ratoff
as Kolpolpeck
Charles Quigley
as Stanley Drake
Gareth Joplin
as The Bootblack
Andrew Tombes
as Slattery
Shirley Deane
as Phyllis Sears
Harry 'Zoop' Welch
as Spud La Rue
Claudia Coleman
as Belle Weaver
Maurice Cass
as Men's Tailor
Ellen Lowe
as Miss Meredith
Jerry Mandy
as Frankie
Herbert Mundin
as English Impresario
Nick Long Jr.
as Anthony Lamb
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Another behind-thescenes Broadway picture, which sticks close to formula but is reasonably entertaining.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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