The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by George Cukor and Cyril Gardner and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Gertrude Purcell from the play The Royal Family by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. It stars Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman, Arnold Korff, and Frank Conroy.
|The Royal Family of Broadway|
|Directed by||George Cukor|
|Written by||Herman Mankiewicz|
|Based on||The Royal Family|
by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The film tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. The characters are loosely based on the first American theatrical family, the Barrymores. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Fredric March).
A 35mm nitrate print of The Royal Family of Broadway was preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 1985. The film has not been released on DVD or Blu-Ray. Copyright is held by Universal / MCA.
- Ina Claire as Julie Cavendish
- Fredric March as Tony Cavendish
- Mary Brian as Gwen Cavendish
- Henrietta Crosman as Fanny Cavendish
- Charles Starrett as Perry
- Arnold Korff as Oscar Wolfe
- Frank Conroy as Gilmore Marshall
- Royal C. Stout as Joe
- Elsie Esmond as Della
- Murray Alper as McDermott
- Herschel Mayall as Doctor
- Lucile Watson as Actress Backstage (uncredited)
- "The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.