Stand Up and Cheer

1934

Hamilton MacFadden
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

Broadway producer Baxter is appointed Secretary of Amusement to help bring the nation out of the Great Depression.

Interesting time capsule of propaganda, equal parts awful and good. The awful includes Stepin Fetchit’s unintelligible and appalling caricature of his own race, along with Mitchell & Durant, perhaps the least amusing vaudeville act ever put on film. The good includes some decent songs (‘Broadway’s Gone Hill-Billy’ is not one of them), and Shirley Temple’s film debut. Baxter and Evans are better than the material, as well. Byron’s cabal of evil senators, out to sabotage Baxter to keep the depression going, hasn’t dated nearly as much as the rest of the film. Not really a good thing, though.

Currently available versions of this film have been cut by 12 minutes, making it very choppy and rushed at times.

-Dave W.



19th April 1934
Cinema



81 mins
1.37:1




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Warner Baxter
Lawrence Cromwell
Madge Evans
Mary Adams
Shirley Temple
Shirley Dugan
Sylvia Froos
Herself
John Boles
Himself
James Dunn
Jimmy Dugan
Arthur Byron
Senator John Harly
Tess Gardella
Aunt Jemima
(as "Aunt Jemima")
Ralph Morgan
Secretary to President
Dick Foran
Singer
(as Nick Foran)
Jack Durant
Senator Short
(as Mitchell & Durant)
Frank Mitchell
Senator Danforth
(as Mitchell & Durant)
Nigel Bruce
Eustis Dinwiddle
John 'Skins' Miller
Hill-Billy
(as 'Skins' Miller)
Stepin Fetchit
George Bernard Shaw
Morris Ankrum
Washington Press Correspondent
George K. Arthur
Dance Director
Lynn Bari
White House Secretary / Chorine
Scotty Beckett
Boy Auditioning for Miss Adams
Angela Blue
Dancer
Lew Brown
Voice: Jimmy Durante Penguin
Mary Jane Carey
Dancer
Wallis Clark
Senator
Dora Clement
Secretary
Ruth Clifford
Secretary
John Davidson
Voice: Blue Nose Hour Radio Announcer
Shirley Deane
Dancer
Elspeth Dudgeon
Reformer
Harry Dunkinson
Quartet Member
Edward Earle
Secret Service Man
Bess Flowers
Stenographer
Carlton Griffin
Secretary
Dorothy Gulliver
Stenographer
John Hamilton
Presidential Naval Aide
Sam Hayes
Radio Announcer
Aggie Herring
Irish Washerwoman
David Holt
Boy at Audition for Miss Adams
David Holt
Boy at Audition for Miss Adams
Arthur Stuart Hull
Senator
Selmer Jackson
White House Correspondent
Si Jenks
Rube Farmer
Nora Lane
Toe Dancer
Lila Lee
Zelda
Lucien Littlefield
Prof. Hi De Ho
Arthur Loft
Small Role
Ula Love
Dancer
Wilbur Mack
Beamish
Paul McVey
Jenkins - Secretary
Frank Melton
Fosdick
Lucille Miller
Dancer
Montie Montana
Rope Spinner
Frances Morris
Stenographer
Edmund Mortimer
Senator
Anne Nagel
Dancer
Harry Northrup
Reformer
Jack Richardson
Small Role
Jean Rogers
Dancer
Marion Sheldon
Dancer
Frank Sheridan
Senator
Reginald Simpson
Secretary
Joe Smith Marba
Elephant Trainer
Paul Stanton
Senator
Mary Stewart
Dancer
Carl Stockdale
Quartet Member
Phil Tead
Vaudevillian
Lurene Tuttle
Stenographer
Arthur Vinton
Turner
Gayne Whitman
Voice: The President
United States Capitol
The White House

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