The White Parade
|The White Parade|
|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Written by||Rian James (novel)/(screenplay)
Jesse L. Lasky
|Music by||Louis De Francesco|
|Cinematography||Arthur C. Miller|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Running time||80 minutes|
The White Parade is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Rian James, Jesse Lasky Jr., Sonya Levien and Ernest Pascal, from the novel by Rian James. The film was directed by Irving Cummings.
The only surviving print is located at the UCLA film archive, and can be viewed at the Instructional Media Lab, Powell Library, after making an appointment.
The print is in rough shape; several frames are out of alignment, at times, while the whole picture looks bleached out and very fuzzy. As well, near the end of the film, a sign pops up indicating "reel 7"; fast forward and you can see the rest of the film.
This is one of two Best Picture nominees that have never been released on home video. The other is East Lynne (1931 film).
- Loretta Young as June Arden
- John Boles as Ronald Hall III
- Dorothy Wilson as Zita Scofield
- Muriel Kirkland as Glenda Farley
- Astrid Allwyn as Gertrude Mack
- Frank Conroy as Dr. Thorne
- Jane Darwell as Miss 'Sailor' Roberts
- Sara Haden as Miss Harrington
- Joyce Compton as Una Mellon
- June Gittelson as Lou 'Pudgy' Stebbins
- Polly Ann Young as Hannah Seymour
- Noel Francis as Nurse Clare
- Jane Barnes as Miss Watkins
The film was a success at the box office.
The White Parade was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in 1934. Loretta Young also appeared in The House of Rothschild the same year, which was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film was also nominated in the category Sound Recording (Edmund H. Hansen).
- Churchill, Douglas W. The Year in Hollywood: 1934 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era (gate locked); New York Times [New York, N.Y] 30 Dec 1934: X5. Retrieved December, 16, 2013.
- "The 7th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-07.