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New Faces (1953)



New Faces

(1953)

Comedy / Musicals / Romance

98 minutes

Directed by Harry Horner

Cast:

Ronny Graham as Himself
Eartha Kitt as Herself
Robert Clary as Himself
Alice Ghostley as Herself
June Carroll as Herself
Virginia De Luce as Herself
Paul Lynde as Himself
Bill Mullikin as Himself
Rosemary O'Reilly as Herself
Allen Conroy as Herself
Jimmy Russell as Himself
George Smiley as Himself
Polly Ward as Herself
Carol Lawrence as Herself
Johnny Laverty as Himself
Elizabeth Logue as Herself
Faith Burwell as Herself
Clark Ranger as Himself

A filmed performance, in CinemaScope, of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all together which, for the most part, worked.

The plot involves a performer/producer who finds himself in financial difficulties on the eve of opening night because a big check is needed before the curtain can go up. But a wealthy Texan says he will put up the money, if his daughter is in the show and he can see it first. End of plot, but the beginning of the careers of some young and talented people who have had careers across many decades.

Eartha Kitt sings four songs, including "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby" in and around some funny skits; "Trip of the Month", "Snake Charmer", "Crazy Man" and "Oedipus Goes South."

Graham and Mel Brooks are credited with most of the sketch material and just the title of the "Oedipus" bit suggests Brooks. There is a burlesque of "Death of a Salesman", which was probably the easiest to write of all. It also appears that when Brooks later did "The Producers", he hadn't forgotten everything about "New Faces."    




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Actors: Eartha Kitt
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Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence
Matinee Classics - New Faces starring Ronny Graham, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostly, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence


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