Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

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  • 1934
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.3  (207)

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round is a 1934 musical-comedy film that follows a group of individuals aboard a transatlantic ocean liner, the S.S. American, as they navigate their way through various adventures and mishaps. The movie stars Jack Benny as Jerry Hyland, a Broadway producer who is desperate to raise funds for his upcoming show. Alongside him are Gene Raymond as Jack Forbes, a charming young actor, and Nancy Carroll as Rosalind Hayes, a wealthy socialite with a love for singing.

The movie begins with Jerry receiving the news that his financial backer has dropped out, leaving him with no way to put on his show. He decides to take matters into his own hands and persuades Rosalind to invest in the project. The two of them, along with Jack, board the S.S. American bound for Europe in search of more investors.

On the ship, they meet a colorful cast of characters, including the ship's captain, played by Sid Silvers, and his daughter, played by Mitzi Green. They also encounter a group of gangsters who are posing as entertainers and planning to rob the passengers.

As they make their way across the ocean, the group becomes embroiled in a series of comedic and musical escapades. Jerry finds himself falling for Rosalind, who is torn between her desire to support his show and her engagement to a wealthy businessman. Jack, meanwhile, is pursued by Mitzi, who is determined to win his heart and make him a star.

The film features a number of memorable musical numbers, including the titular "Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round," which serves as both the opening and closing theme. Other highlights include Nancy Carroll's rendition of "I'm Just a Little Fella," and Mitzi Green's show-stopping performance of "Honeymoon Hotel."

Throughout the movie, Jack Benny's comedic talents are on full display, as he delivers witty one-liners and deadpan responses to the various absurd situations he finds himself in. Gene Raymond provides the romantic charm, while Nancy Carroll adds glamour and vocal talent to the proceedings.

Overall, Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round is a lighthearted and entertaining musical-comedy that captures the spirit of the 1930s. Its memorable characters, catchy songs, and comedic hijinks make it a delightful voyage for audiences both then and now.

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    6.3  (207)