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Applause DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 79 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Excerpt from the Paramount musical Glorifying the American Girl (1929), featuring Helen Morgan

    Newsreel excerpt of Helen Morgan singing, "What Wouldn't I Do For That Man"

    Filmed interview with Rouben Mamoulian

    Gallery of rare photographs

    Gallery of promotional materials

    Booklet essay by Miles Kreuger, President of the Institute of the American Musical

    Biographical and background essays by Helen Morgan biographer Christopher Connelly

    "The Camera's the Thing," a 1929 text interview with director Rouben Mamoulian

    Expert of Beth Brown's original novel

    Experts from the 1929 censorship files.
Fearing for both her waning career and for the reputation of her young daughter April, good-hearted Kitty Darling (Helen Morgan), aging dime-store doyen of New York's gritty burlesque nether world, sends April away to a convent school free of the hard knocks that showbiz life guarantees. When, years later, Kitty is reunited with the grown April (Joan Peers), motherhood and career clash in the fading limelight. Loyal to a mother she's never known and both repulsed and fascinated by a beckoning world of sleaze and sawdust, April fends off Kitty's predatory lover while shyly fanning the fires of first love.
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