The Royal Family of Broadway

The Royal Family of Broadway

Infobox Film
name = The Royal Family of Broadway

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director = George Cukor
Cyril Gardner
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writer = Play:
Edna Ferber
George S. Kaufman
Herman Mankiewicz
Gertrude Purcell
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music =
cinematography = George Folsey
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distributor = Paramount Pictures
released = 1930
runtime = 82 min.
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0021322

"The Royal Family of Broadway", (also known as" Theatre Royal "), is a 1930 Paramount comedy film, directed by George Cukor and Cyril Gardner. 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 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).


* The play "The Royal Family" angered Ethel Barrymore to the point of a threatened lawsuit.
* The play was presented on TV in 1977 under its original title, "The Royal Family", with Rosemary Harris and Eva Le Gallienne. Ms. Le Gallienne won an Emmy for her performance. This version also played on Broadway in 1975, and is now on DVD.

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