Lillian Russell

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Sumptuous but turgid biopic of The American Beauty - star of burlesque and light opera from the 1880s - with Fonda and Ameche as her two husbands (she had four, but who's counting?). It comes alive only when Alice Faye sings such standards as 'After the Ball' and 'The Band Plays On'. Nigel Bruce and Claude Allister appear in cameos as Gilbert and Sullivan.

Release details

Duration: 127 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Irving Cummings
Screenwriter: William Anthony McGuire
Cast: Alice Faye
Don Ameche
Henry Fonda
Edward Arnold
Warren William
Leo Carrillo
Nigel Bruce
Claud Allister
Lynn Bari
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