Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Idiot's Delight: Comedy. Propaganda. Jumping About to Music.

 Clark and Norma Shearer, the stars of Idiot's Delight,
done in 1939, the same year Clark starred in Gone With the Wind.
What DIDN'T the plot touch on?  An anti-war, comic, back-stage drama,
set in an unnamed European country, with 42 sets, and 167 scenes.
And just look at that hair!

 Clark played Harry Van,
a song and dance man, with his troupe,
Les Blondes. 
This is the only movie in which Gable sang and danced.

And the song? Puttin' on the Ritz...by Irving Berlin.
All of 56 seconds long!

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