|Directed by||Thornton Freeland|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn
|Written by||William M. Conselman
E.J. Rath (story)
Robert Hobart Davis (story)
Owen Davis (play)
William Anthony McGuire (musical)
|Music by||Nacio Herb Brown
Gregg Toland (Technicolor)
|Editing by||Stuart Heisler|
|Studio||Samuel Goldwyn Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||September 30, 1930|
|Running time||101 minutes|
The film was produced by Florenz Ziegfeld and Samuel Goldwyn, and directed by Thornton Freeland. Whoopee made a movie star of Eddie Cantor, already one of the leading stars of Broadway revues and musical comedies as well as being a popular recording artist in the United States. George Olsen and his Music, already well-known Victor recording artists, repeated their work from the stage version. Other stars in the film were Eleanor Hunt, Ethel Shutta (George Olsen's wife), and Paul Gregory. Future stars Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Ann Sothern, Virginia Bruce and Claire Dodd appeared uncredited as "Goldwyn Girls".
The film also launched the Hollywood career of Busby Berkeley and was Alfred Newman's first job in Hollywood. Richard Day did the set designs and behind the camera was Gregg Toland, who later found fame with Orson Welles.
- Eddie Cantor as Henry Williams
- Ethel Shutta as Mary Custer
- Paul Gregory as Wanenis
- Eleanor Hunt as Sally Morgan
- Jack Rutherford as Sheriff Bob Wells
- Walter Law as Jud Morgan
- Spencer Charters as Jerome Underwood
- Albert Hackett as Chester Underwood
- Chief Caupolican as Black Eagle
- Lou-Scha-Enya as Matafay
- "WHICH CINEMA FILMS HAVE EARNED THE MOST MONEY SINCE 1914?.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 March 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "NY Times: Whoopee!". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
See also