Whoopee!
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Adapted from Owen Davis's stage comedy The Nervous Wreck (itself filmed in 1927), Flo Ziegfeld's musical spectacular Whoopee! was one of the solid hits of the 1928-29 Broadway season, thanks largely to the irrepressible Eddie Cantor. The property was transferred to film virtually intact in 1930, again produced by Ziegfeld (in collaboration with Sam Goldwyn) and again starring Cantor. The star plays Henry Williams, a wide-eyed hypochondriac who heads to a western resort town in the company of his long-suffering nurse Mary Custer (Ethel Shutta). Meanwhile, Wanenie (Paul Gregory), the son… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Absolutely charming--and gloriously dated--Cantor vehicle. In two-strip Tech...and Cantor recreating his Broadway sensation."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Probably as close as we'll ever get to seeing what a 1920s Broadway stage musical was like."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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