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Whoopee!



Eddie Cantor’s Broadway smash comes to the screen largely intact in this rambunctious Technicolor® musical comedy that includes dance staging by movie first-timer Busby Berkeley.

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Genre:   Comedy, Musical
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Director:   Thornton Freeland
Cast:   Eddie Cantor
Theatrical Release Date:   09/30/1930
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Synopsis
She asks for a ride. He obliges, ever the gentleman despite being a nervous hypochondriac come west to Arizona to take a cure. Now everyone thinks they’ve eloped, and a passel of angry folks is in pursuit! As the health worrywart, irrepressible Eddie Cantor is in a hilarious fix all the way up to his famed banjo eyes in this adaptation of his Broadway smash that’s the first of Cantor’s highly successful partnerships with producer Samuel Goldwyn. The songs include the ribald “Makin’ Whoopee” and “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” the dance sequences are staged with pizzazz by first-timer Busby Berkeley, the leggy Goldwyn Girl chorines include young Betty Grable, and the photography is a then-rare Technicolor® -- all perfectly paired with Cantor’s exuberance and warmth. Some of the film’s attitudes and insensitivities are reflective of its time, but there’s much for classics fans to enjoy again and again in Whoopee!

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Whoopee!
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Entertaining (7)
  • Funny (6)
  • Classic style (5)
  • Engaging (4)

Cons

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    • Entertainment (5)
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    5.0

    A Ziegfeld Triumph

    By Onkeleugen

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Movie Buff

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    Pros

    • Classic
    • Engaging
    • Entertaining
    • Funny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Whoopee!:

      Cantor, Busby Berkeley and Flo Ziegfeld! It doesn't get any better than this!

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      4.0

      A 1920's Broadway Show Hits The Screen!

      By Classic Collector

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Busby Berkely First Movi
      • Classic
      • Engaging
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Great 2-color Technicolor

        Comments about Whoopee!:

        I saw this movie on HBO in the 80's and have been searching for it ever since.
        Thanks to Warner's Archive Collection for getting a hold of it, and making individual copies for a collector like me!

         
        4.0

        Eddie Makes Whoopee!

        By John, the film guy

        from Pacifica, CA.

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Classic
        • Entertaining
        • Funny

        Cons

        • Uneven

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment

        Comments about Whoopee!:

        Whoopee (1930) is a vehicle for the musical comedy talents of Eddie Cantor. This rare musical featuring the Goldwyn Girls, was filmed in 2-strip Technicolor. The quality of the dvd is surprisingly good. There are some very nice tunes including Eddie's hits: Makin' Whoopee and My Baby Just Cares For Me. Cowboys is sung and danced by a very young Betty Grable and chorus. The musical numbers were created by Busby Berkeley.

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        5.0

        Whoopee! Indeed.

        By T.C.

        from Buffalo

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Engaging
        • Entertaining
        • Funny

        Cons

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          • Entertainment

          Comments about Whoopee!:

          have always enjoyed Eddie Cantor. This was the first movie I added to my permanent collection when we purchased our Beta machine in 1980. This DVD is the best quality of this movie that I have ever seen. It is great to finally see it in a pristine quality rather than dubbed from TV. My former copy was dubbed from Beta to VHS to DVD-R. This is a vast improvement. I only hope that the other Goldwyn Cantors are going to be issued.

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          4.0

          Ziegfeld Show Shines

          By Chuck

          from Chapel Hill, NC

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          Pros

          • Classic
          • Entertaining

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              Comments about Whoopee!:

              Whoopee is a movie I have wanted to have on DVD for a long time, and though I had seen it before, I'd forgotten how much fun it is. Eddie Cantor is great, as is Ethel Shutta, and the early Busby Berkeley musical numbers are classic. Plus there's a great Ziegfeld girl parade toward the end, with each beauty wearing an exotic outfit complete with headdress. The film is in color and it's a bit uneven in shading, but overall it's a good print.

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              5.0

              Outstanding: Cantor, Color, & Cowgirls!

              By Fun Film Fan

              from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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              Pros

              • Classic
              • Entertaining
              • Funny

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                  Comments about Whoopee!:

                  The quality of the original print was great. Cantor is very funny, and Busby Berkeley's choreography knocks the limitations of early talkies into a cocked hat - or maybe a Stetson!

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                  4.0

                  A Pleasant Visit To A Time Long Past

                  By the mystery vitaphonist

                  from Syracuse NY.

                  About Me Audiophile, Collector, Movie Buff

                  Pros

                  • Engaging
                  • Entertaining
                  • Funny

                  Cons

                  • Uneven

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Everyone

                  Comments about Whoopee!:

                  OK,Let's See! Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta,Paul Gregory.Eleanor Hunt,George Olsen and His Orchestra,songsmiths Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, Bus Berkeley and a bevy of beauties,and a good supporting cast.

                  What's not to like? Unless you already have the laserdisc!

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