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Cavalcade
- Diana Wynyard

Overview - Clive Brook and Diana Wynyard star in this turn-of-the-century epic saga adapted from Noël Coward's successful 1931 stage play. This richly nostalgic look at a vanished way of life traces the lives of a British family from the late 19th century through 1930.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Clive Brook and Diana Wynyard star in this turn-of-the-century epic saga adapted from Noël Coward's successful 1931 stage play. This richly nostalgic look at a vanished way of life traces the lives of a British family from the late 19th century through 1930. The story follows two English families--the upper-class Marryots and the working-class Bridges--as they confront some of the major political and social events that rock Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning with the Boer War in 1899, in which both the Marryot and the Bridge patriarchs enlist, and moving on to the death of Queen Victoria, the coming of World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic, the families must learn to deal with the death of their loved ones as well as with the constantly changing world around them. In spite of all the tragedy, they continue to to believe in the everlasting glory of their nation and dream of a better future for all. CAVALCADE is a Hollywood golden era blockbuster directed by Frank Lloyd (MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, OLIVER TWIST).

Awards:
1933 - Academy Awards - Best Interior Decoration (b&w) Winner
1933 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1933 - Academy Awards - Best Director Winner

Cast List

Herbert Mundin - British Character Actor
Una O'Connor - Irish actress, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN
Reginald Berkeley - Screenwriter
Frank Lawton - British Character Actor
Merle Tottenham
Ursula Jeans - British Actress
Clive Brook - British Actor/20s-30s
Beryl Mercer - Character Actress
Billy Bevan - Silent Comedy Film Actor
Louis de Francesco - Composer
Frank Lloyd - Director/Producer/Writer
Noël Coward - English Actor/Playwright
Sir Noël Peirce Coward - English Actor/Playwright
William Cameron Menzies - Epic director of the Silent Era
William Menzies - Epic director of the Silent Era
Ernest Palmer - DOP on over 170 films betwn 1918 - 1964
Ernest G. Palmer - DOP on over 170 films betwn 1918 - 1964
Diana Wynyard - British Actress
Irene Browne
Margaret Lindsay - American Actress
Winfield Sheehan - Producer/Executive
Margaret Clancy - Editor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 024543873242
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2015

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Notes:
A contract in the studio's legal records shows that Noël Coward was paid $100,000 for the motion picture rights to the play and for the rights to use the copyrighted songs he wrote for the play. This figure, according to the American Film Institute Catalog, was one of the highest to be paid for a literary property at that time. Frank Borzage was originally scheduled to direct the film but relinquished both the project and his contract with 20th Century Fox when he was offered the opportunity to direct Mary Pickford in SECRETS. Songs in the film: "Cavalcade" and "You Are My Dream" by Louis De Francesco and Reginald Berkeley; "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb, music by Harry Von Tilzer; "Auld Lang Syne" lyrics by Robert Burns, traditional Scottish music; "I Fee'd a Mad at Michelmas" and "Soldiers of the Queen" by Leslie Stuart; "Valse des enfants" by Frank Tresselt; "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" by John A. Glover-Kind; "Take Me Back to Yorkshire" by Harry Castling and Fred Godfrey; "Rule Brittania" by Thomas Arne; "I'll Make a Man of You" by Herman Finck; "Your King and Country Want You" by Paul Rubens; "Military Mary Ann" by Louis Hirsch; "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" by Jack Lodge and Harry Williams; "Smile Smile Smile" lyrics by George Asaf, music by Felix Powell; "Keep the Home Fires Burning" lyrics by Lena Ford, music by Ivor Novello; "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" lyrics by Seymour Brown, music by Nat D. Ayer; "God Save the King" by Henry Carey; "Shall We Gather at the River" and "Annie Laurie," traditional. Director Frank Lloyd received his second Oscar for best director for CAVALCADE, having received one in 1929 for THE DIVINE LADY. The film cost $1.25 million and brought in $5 million in box-office receipts, both titanic figures for 1933.

 
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