|Directed by|| William Dieterle |
Alfred E. Green
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Written by||Erwin S. Gelsey|
B. Russell Herts(novel)
|Starring|| Paul Lukas |
|Music by||Bernhard Kaun|
|Edited by||Jack Killifer|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|March 18, 1933|
Grand Slam is a 1933 American comedy film directed by William Dieterle and Alfred E. Green, starring Paul Lukas, Loretta Young, and Frank McHugh. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 18, 1933.A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
A waiter, Peter Stanislavsky (Lukas), learns the game of bridge as a favor to his new bride Marcia (Young), whose entire family excels at that card game. When he gets lucky and defeats a bridge champion, Cedric Van Dorn (Gottschalk), he jokingly claims "the Stanislavsky method" is how he was victorious, and soon becomes world-famous as a bridge expert.
Trouble ensues when Peter and Marcia form a team to play in bridge tournaments, whereupon know-nothing Peter suddenly begins behaving like a know-it-all, questioning Marcia's play and causing tempers to flare. She brings him back to his senses just in time.
Footlight Parade is a 1933 American pre-Code musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell and featuring Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert and Ruth Donnelly. The film was written by Manuel Seff and James Seymour based on a story by Robert Lord and Peter Milne, and was directed by Lloyd Bacon, with musical numbers created and directed by Busby Berkeley. The film's songs were written by Harry Warren (music), Al Dubin (lyrics), Sammy Fain (music) and Irving Kahal (lyrics), and include "By a Waterfall", "Honeymoon Hotel" and "Shanghai Lil".
The following is an overview of 1933 in film, including significant events, a list of films released, and notable births and deaths.
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