The Royal Family of Broadway

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The Royal Family of Broadway
Royal Family of Broadway lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by George Cukor
Cyril Gardner
Written by Play:
Edna Ferber
George S. Kaufman
Screen:
Herman Mankiewicz
Gertrude Purcell
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
December 22, 1930 (U.S.)
Running time
82 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Royal Family of Broadway is a 1930 pre-Code comedy film, directed by George Cukor and Cyril Gardner, and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Gertrude Purcell from the play The Royal Family by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman.

It stars Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman, Arnold Korff and Frank Conroy.

The film tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. The characters are loosely based on the first American theatrical family, the Barrymores. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Fredric March).

A 35mm nitrate print was preserved at UCLA Film & Television in 1985. The film has not be released on DVD or Blu-Ray. Copyright is held by Universal/MCA.

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