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Did you know that this was the only version in which Jekyll’s name is pronounced correctly as “Jee-kall”? More trivia revealed on IMDb’s site.
Source: Media History Digital Library. Artist unknown.
Young stenographer, Ginger Rogers, falls in love with her boss, and he doesn’t even know it! The big galute!
Only three years before she began her streak of dancing films with Fred Astaire, Ginger starred in “Office Blues,” a 1930 Paramount short subject. Her Betty Boop-like voice and brunette curls makes it hard to recognize her. Sorry, no dancing from Ginger here, but she does show off her comedic flair and belts out two songs, “We Can’t Get Along,” and “Dear Sir,” while she rebuffs her co-worker’s advances and concentrates on catching her boss’s attention. Go, Ginger!
“I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.” Good advice for most of us from Alice’s Mad Hatter!
Speaking of the Mad Hatter, one of my favorite “Alice in Wonderland” movies is the 1933 celebrity-filled version. This Paramount movie is jam-packed with well-known stars. Here’s a few:
Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle
Gary Cooper as the White Knight
W. C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty
Sterling Holloway as the Frog