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Cavalcade

Venice Classics

Director:
Frank Lloyd
Production:
Fox Film Corporation
Running Time:
112’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Year:
1933
Main Cast:
Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor
Screenplay:
Reginald Berkeley
Cinematographer:
Ernest Palmer, John F. Seitz
Editor:
Margaret Clancey
Production Designer:
William Darling
Costume Designer:
Earl Luic
Music:
Louis De Francesco
Sound:
Joseph Aiken
Restoration:
Walt Disney Pictures
In partnership with:The Film Foundation
With the consultancy of:The Academy Film Archive
Laboratory:Cineric (image), Audio Mechanics (audio)
From the play of the same name by:Noël Coward

Synopsis

Based on Noel Coward’s London stage success, Cavalcade follows an affluent English household over more than 30 years. The stage play was an enormous production that was too expensive to mount at another theater, so it never traveled or played on Broadway; this made the film the only way most people could experience the story. Establishing the template that would later be used by Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey, Cavalcade features the lives of both the Marryot family and their loyal servants from New Year’s Eve 1899 to 1933. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director Frank Lloyd, and Best Art Direction for William S. Darling, as well as a Best Actress nomination for 27 year old English theater actress Diana Wynyard.

Critic’s Note

Viewed today, Cavalcade is a distinguished and impressive production, deeply patriotic and profoundly moving, although it is perhaps hard not to be cynical towards the film’s hopes and aspiration for the future, in view of all that has passed since its release.

Anthony Slide, Films in review, 1978, n.4 - p.225-226

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: Fox Film Corporation

RESTORATION CURATED BY: Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
91521 – Burbank, United States of America
Tel. +1 8185602821
kim.beresford@disney.com

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: The Film Foundation
7920 Sunset Blvd.
CA 90046 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3234365060
kmerola@film-foundation.org

IN CONSULTATION WITH: The Academy Film Archive

LABORATORY: Cineric (image), Audio Mechanics (audio)

WORLD SALES: Jeffrey Forman – Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
91521 – Burbank, United States of America
Tel. +1 8185606938
jeffrey.forman@disney.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Jeffrey Forman – Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
91521 – Burbank, United States of America
jeffrey.forman@disney.com

PRESS OFFICE: Sara Chadwell – Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
91521 – Burbank, United States of America
sara.chadwell@disney.com


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