|George White's 1935 Scandals|
1935 Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||George White |
Harry Lachman (uncredited)
|Produced by||Winfield R. Sheehan (Uncredited)|
|Written by||George White (Concept)|
|Screenplay by||Patterson McNutt|
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer (Uncredited)|
|Edited by||Robert Bischoff (Uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|March 29, 1935|
George White's 1935 Scandals is an American musical film, written by Jack Yellen and produced in 1935 by Fox Film Corporation. It was a follow-up to (but not a sequel to) the 1934 release, George White's Scandals.
The film centers on real-life stage and screen producer George White as he gathers acts for his new Broadway revue. At the top of his list is blonde Alice Faye. Also appearing in the film was James Dunn and Cliff Edwards.
George White's 1935 Scandals is best remembered as the major film debut of a young dancer named Eleanor Powell, here performing a "specialty dance". Powell, already a Broadway star, had played bit parts in a couple of films prior to this, but Scandals was her first major film role. According to her introduction to the book Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, a mix-up in the make-up department resulted in her being made to look almost Egyptian and she left the production so disenchanted with movie-making, she initially rejected a contract offer by MGM that later in the year placed her in the popular Broadway Melody of 1936.
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