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Applause

Applause(1930)

Also Known As: Every Day Is Sunday | Portrait |

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Brief Synopsis

This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.

Cast & Crew

Helen Morgan Kitty Darling
Joan Peers April Darling
Fuller Mellish Jr. Hitch Nelson
Jack Cameron Joe King
Dorothy Cumming Mother Superior
George Folsey Director of Photography
Garrett Fort Adaptation
Walter Wanger Producer
Monta Bell Associate Producer
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: week of 7 Oct 1929
Release Date:  1930 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Duration(mins):  80 or 90 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,357    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • Applause

    Mark Sutch 2011-04-05

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  • ASpplause (1929)

    James Higgins 2010-02-23

    This historical film is quite fascinating. The camerawork was excellent, very creative and the effect is great. Interesting use of shadows as well, very... MORE>

  • Landmark film

    Barry Phillips 2006-03-08

    This gritty, seedy, sordid, maudlin, dated, and painfully raw revolutionary pioneer talkie about a star's fall and misuse is directed in VERY long... MORE>