Cavalcade

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(out of 5)


Dull classist drama that managed to win Best Picture but hasn’t dated at all well, and neither have the performances. Based on the play by Noel Coward, the action follows an upstairs-downstairs romance between a rich society boy and a serving girl, and the cordial relationships between their families until the couple drowns on the Titanic (bummer).  as the rich matron is so stiff and perenially British-theatrical (and in a way so is the film) as to induce tears of laughter more than sorrow.


Fox Film Corporation

USA, 1933

Directed by

Screenplay by , continuity by , based on the play by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by , , ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards
Best Art Direction (William S. Darling)
Best Directing (Frank Lloyd)
Outstanding Production (Fox)

Nomination
Best Actress (Diana Wynyard as “Jane Marryot”)

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