Evergreen (1934)

82 mins | Musical comedy | 31 December 1934

Director:

Victor Saville

Cinematographer:

Glen MacWilliams

Editor:

Ian Dalrymple

Production Designer:

Alfred Junge
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HISTORY

This was the first motion picture musical produced in Great Britain. It was released in England at a running time of 92 or 98 min. This film was also re-released in the United States in Jul 1938. ...

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This was the first motion picture musical produced in Great Britain. It was released in England at a running time of 92 or 98 min. This film was also re-released in the United States in Jul 1938.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15-Jan-35
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Film Daily
11 Jan 1935
p. 8
Hollywood Reporter
14 Jan 1935
p. 3
Motion Picture Herald
23-Jun-34
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New York Times
11 Jan 1935
p. 29
Variety
8 May 1934
p. 14
Variety
15 Jan 1935
p. 13
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Mus dir
The Gaumont British Studio Orchestra cond
SOUND
DANCE
Dances and ensembles arr
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the Charles B. Cochran production of the musical play Ever Green , music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, book by Benn W. Levy (London, 3 Dec 1930).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
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SONGS
"Dancing on the Ceiling," "Dear, Dear," "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Bow," music and lyrics by Joseph Tabrar and "Over My Shoulder," music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, with additional material by Harry Woods.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
31 December 1934
Premiere Information:
London opening: Apr 1934
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
7 June 1934
LP5199
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
82
Length(in feet):
8,489
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In 1909, just prior to her wedding to a marquis, London singing comedian Harriet Green disappears when she is blackmailed by the long-absent father of her baby girl. Twenty-five years later, the daughter seeks a chorus girl position, only to be recognized by her mother's old understudy. The young girl then stars in an elaborate musical, but she is presented to the public as her ...

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In 1909, just prior to her wedding to a marquis, London singing comedian Harriet Green disappears when she is blackmailed by the long-absent father of her baby girl. Twenty-five years later, the daughter seeks a chorus girl position, only to be recognized by her mother's old understudy. The young girl then stars in an elaborate musical, but she is presented to the public as her mother.

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GENRE
Sub-genre:
Show business


Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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