Review: ‘Paramount on Parade’

Paramount on Parade links together with almost incredible smoothness achievements from the smallest technical detail to the greatest artistic endeavor. Interspersed throughout the 20 numbers are 11 songs, the work of 13 writers. Technicolor is used in seven of the numbers.

Paramount on Parade links together with almost incredible smoothness achievements from the smallest technical detail to the greatest artistic endeavor. Interspersed throughout the 20 numbers are 11 songs, the work of 13 writers. Technicolor is used in seven of the numbers.

In color, setting and gracefulness of players and direction, the ‘Dream Girl’ number is outstanding.

But even with all the competition Maurice Chevalier comes through in first place. He is featured in three numbers and in two of these renders the song hits of the production. ‘Sweeping the Clouds Away’ is sung by him. Before this Chevalier appears in a sketch called ‘A Park in Paris’ which presents him as a gendarme among springtime activities.

Jack Oakie and Zelma O’Neal do a tapping special, in a gym. Clara Bow, in sailor garb, does her regular on the navy.

Paramount on Parade

Production

Paramount. Director Dorothy Arzner, Victor Heerman, Ernst Lubitsch, A. Edward Sutherland, Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf, Lothar Mendes, Edmund Goulding, Rowland V. Lee, Victor Schertzinger, Frank Tuttle; Camera Harry Fishbeck, Victor Milner; Editor Merrill White; Art Director John Wenger

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1930. Running time: 101 MIN.

With

Maurice Chevalier Jean Arthur Gary Cooper Clara Bow Jack Oakie George Bancroft
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