The Royal Family of Broadway
|The Royal Family of Broadway|
|Directed by||George Cukor
George S. Kaufman
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|December 22, 1930 (U.S.)|
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.
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.
- Ina Claire as Julie Cavendish
- Fredric March as Tony Cavendish
- Mary Brian as Gwen Cavendish
- Henrietta Crosman as Fanny Cavendish
- Charles Starrett as Perry
- Arnold Korff as Oscar Wolfe
- Frank Conroy as Gilmore Marshall
- Royal C. Stout as Joe
- Elsie Esmond as Della
- Murray Alper as McDermott
- Herschel Mayall as Doctor
- The Royal Family of Broadway at the Internet Movie Database
- The Royal Family of Broadway at AllMovie
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