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Stand Up and Cheer!

PG 1934 1h 9m Musical List
Reviews 47% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
At the height of the Depression, a government Department of Amusement is created, and Broadway producer Lawrence Cromwell (Warner Baxter) is appointed as its head. Taxed with raising the spirits of the American public, Lawrence creates various entertainment departments, including a children's division run by eager Mary Adams (Madge Evans). Soon, Lawrence is besieged by reporters, congressmen and investigators, in addition to unscrupulous businessmen who are intent on making the Depression last. Read More Read Less
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Otis Ferguson The New Republic It is impossible to sit through a film like Stand Up and Cheer and then just file it away in the ordinary drawer labeled Stinkers. This one is extra, it is super, and more, it butters itself very thickly with the most obvious sort of topical significance. Jan 22, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews There's not much here to stand up and cheer for. Rated: C+ Aug 23, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The best inspiring movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member "The plot for this movie is really ridiculous, especially watching it in "this day and age" but it's charming." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member another Shirley Temple production. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This film was apparently made when films were fun-to-watch "moving pictures" with some music and basically no plot (or a silly plot), which means this has its charming moments, but it's nothing spectacular - there were better musicals. I wanted to watch it just to see Shirley Temple's first real performance - and she was adorable, of course. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is made up of song and dance numbers, stupid characters, and a silly plot that doesn't make much sense. I didn't enjoy this movie, and I don't recommend it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member between the stereotypes/racism & the choppy/sloppy script this was a flop for me. back to the library it goes. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis At the height of the Depression, a government Department of Amusement is created, and Broadway producer Lawrence Cromwell (Warner Baxter) is appointed as its head. Taxed with raising the spirits of the American public, Lawrence creates various entertainment departments, including a children's division run by eager Mary Adams (Madge Evans). Soon, Lawrence is besieged by reporters, congressmen and investigators, in addition to unscrupulous businessmen who are intent on making the Depression last.
Director
Hamilton MacFadden
Producer
Winfield R. Sheehan
Rating
PG
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 6, 2014
Runtime
1h 9m
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