Glorifying the American Girl

An early all-star musical spectacular featuring Flo Ziegfield and the greatest names in show business.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 27, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1929
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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User Ratings: 131
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The static mise-en-scene is kind of fascinating, and the tableau scene is surprisingly erotic, featuring an array of barely dressed men and women reenacting historical paintings. Full Review
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Jan 4, 2020

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Filled with great singing and dancing performances, and graced with onscreen appearances by Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Billie Burke, Irving Berlin and even Johnny Weismuller, Glorifying the American Girl is a glowing tribute to show biz itself, unafraid to show the grit as well as the glamour. Mary Eaton, one of the Seven Little Eatons of vaudeville fame, was a star of the 1920 and 1929 Ziegfeld Follies shows. Her stint as Eddie Cantor's leading lady in the Broadway smash hits, Kid Boots (1923) and Sunny (1927) led to her being cast in both Glorifying the American Girl and the Marx Brothers' first film, The Cocoanuts, in 1929.

Product Description:

And why not' A chorus girl's story makes for some vintage dance numbers in this early musical typical of the Ziegfeld era, produced by Ziegfeld himself.


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Eddie Cantor's Tailor Routine Movie Lover: from Walnut Creek, CA US -- August, 4, 2008

If you are an Eddie Cantor fan (which I am), this disk is well worth it for the full presentation of this very famous routine. The final few minutes of the film also have a nice display of some Ziegfield tableaux. The lower rating is because the rest of the film drew a blank for me.

Glorious Fun Movie Lover: from Pittsburgh, PA US -- March, 8, 2007

I saw this movie on the local PBS channel years ago and never forgot it, and was so happy to find it available again. It's full of the "early talkie" ambience of 1929 films - overlong monologues, badly-timed acts, clumsy dancing, but the viewer feels right at home in the shoddy backstage world of showbiz people. The most harrowing character is the selfish, ambitious stage mother who shoves her daughter Gloria into performing, at the cost of the girl losing her boyfriend for good. Despite a story line that was already trite by then, it's a swell flick.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,738
  • UPC: 089218527592
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