Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Speaking of Forgotten Films : A Movie That Might Have Been...!

The Dodge Sisters

Thanks to Angela at her fabulous movie blog, THE HOLLYWOOD REVUE for this wonderful post on a movie that almost made up onto the big screen, but didn't.

The March of Time was supposed to be a 1930 follow-up to The Hollywood Revue of 1929 starring a bunch of big movie names of the time, including Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante and even Ramon Novarro. It was to be shot in two color Technicolor.

Several dance numbers were filmed but the project was eventually dropped. Please read more about it at Angela's blog here.

THEN watch the fun dance number featuring the Dodge Sisters singing and dancing while (ostensibly) doing prison time. Jailhouse Rock anyone?

The number is called, The Lockstep. Don't miss it.

The set for the dancing convicts number.

4 comments:

  1. Bing Crosby was not in this movie.

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  2. Well, the movie was never made. But we stand corrected. Thanks.

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  3. Oh my goodness. I love getting to see early Technicolor--it's pretty amazing. The dancing convicts are adorable and somebody who put together the Jailhouse Rock movie must have seen this.

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  4. Arent' they fun? I couldn't believe my eyes. Too much. Love that tinted black and white. The red striped uniforms are SO fun.

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