Fifty Million Frenchmen

Original Broadway Production (1929)

Production Info

Opening November 27, 1929
Closing: July 5, 1930
Length of Run: 254 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Choreography
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Production Supervisor

Cast

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Michael Cummins
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Joyce Wheeler
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Peter Forbes
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Looloo Carroll
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May De Vere
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Violet Hildegarde
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Boule de Neige
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Oscar
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Billy Baxter
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Marcelle Fouchard

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • A Toast to Volstead .... California Collegians & Men's Ensemble
  • You Do Something to Me .... Peter & Looloo
  • The American Express .... Ensemble
  • You've Got That Thing .... Cummins & Joyce
  • Find Me a Primitive Man .... May, de Neige, Oscar & Ensemble
  • Where Would You Get Your Coat? .... Violet
  • Do You Want to See Paris? .... Peter, Califomia Collegians & Tourists
  • At Longchamps Today .... Ensemble
  • Yankee Doodle .... Ensemble
  • The Happy Heaven of Harlem .... de Neige, Oscar & Chorus
  • Why Shouldn't I Have You? .... Joyce, Cummins & Chorus
  • Finale .... Looloo & Peter

Act Two

  • Somebody's Going to Throw a Big Party .... Ensemble
  • It Isn't Done .... Ensemble
  • I'm in Love .... Looloo, Ensemble & Ceballos' Hollywood Dancers
  • The Tale of an Oyster .... Violet
  • Specialty .... Peter & California Collegians
  • Paree, What Did You Do to Me? .... Joyce & Cummins
  • You Don't Know Paree .... Peter
  • I'm Unlucky at Gambling .... May & Ceballos' Hollywood Dancers

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Trivia & History

Several changes were made to the score after opening:

  • "A Toast to Volstead" was dropped by 1/6/1930.
  • "The Tale of an Oyster" was dropped by 1/6/1930.
  • Before "The Tale of an Oyster", "The Boyfriend Back Home" was added (sung by May).
  • By 3/24/1930 "The Boyfriend Back Home" had been replaced by "Let's Step Out" (sung by May, Joyce, de Neige & Oscar).

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Production Info

Opening November 27, 1929
Closing: July 5, 1930
Length of Run: 254 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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