George White's 1935 Scandals

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George White's 1935 Scandals
George Whites 1935 Scandals - 1935 Poster.jpg
1935 Theatrical Poster
Directed by George White
Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan (Uncredited)
George White
Written by George White (Concept)
Patterson McNutt (Screenplay)
Jack Yellen (Screenplay)
Starring Alice Faye
James Dunn
Cliff Edwards
Music by Hugo Friedhofer (Uncredited)
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Edited by Robert Bischoff (Uncredited)
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates March 29, 1935 (1935-03-29)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

George White's 1935 Scandals is an American musical film, written by Jack Yellen and produced in 1935 by Fox Film Corporation (before it became part of 20th Century Fox). It was a follow-up to (but not a sequel to) the 1934 release, George White's Scandals.

Plot[edit]

The film centers on real-life stage and screen producer George White as he gathers acts for his new Broadway revue. At the top of his list is blonde Alice Faye. Also appearing in the film was James Dunn and Cliff Edwards.

George White's 1935 Scandals is best remembered as the major film debut of a young dancer named Eleanor Powell, here performing a "specialty dance". Powell, already a Broadway star, had played bit parts in a couple of films prior to this, but Scandals was her first major film role. According to her introduction to the book Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, a mix-up in the make-up department resulted in her being made to look almost Egyptian and she left the production so disenchanted with movie-making, she initially rejected a contract offer by MGM that later in the year placed her in the popular Broadway Melody of 1936.

Reportedly, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson filmed a dance routine for this film, but it was cut. Actress Jane Wyman appeared in the film as an uncredited chorine.

Cast[edit]

  • Alice Faye.....Honey Walters
  • James Dunn.....Eddy Taylor
  • Cliff Edwards.....Dude Holloway
  • Eleanor Powell.....Marilyn Collins
  • Emma Dunn.....Aunt Jane Hopkins
  • Arline Judge.....Midge Malone
  • Ned Sparks.....Elmer White
  • George White.....George White
  • The Scandals Beauties.....George White's Scandals Beauties

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