The Hollywood Revue of 1929
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

In this musical revue, MGM introduced its silent-film stars. Conrad Nagel and Jack Benny host the event. Stars include: Buster Keaton, Joan Crawford, and Lionel Barrymore.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 14, 1929
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Variety Staff

No semblance of a story, and considering cast nobody is going to care.

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Emanuel Levy

An early sound musical, this plotless revue, emceed by Conrad Nagel and Jack Benny, is a big mishmash with Shearer and Barrymore acting and then spoofing the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, and Joan Crawford not only dancing but singing too!

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

It is a talking and singing film free from irritating outpourings of coarse slang or a tedious, sobbing romance.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's a sometimes fascinating, sometimes tedious historical artifact.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

MGM's entry in the cycle of all-star studio revues that came with the advent of sound; it was by far the most popular, though the waning of some of the celebrities featured makes it seem a little creaky today.

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