Oscar Movies: Sally (1929-1930)–Starring Marilyn Miller

John Francis Dillon’s film tries to capture a celebrated broadway musical that launched the carrer of the legendary Marilyn Miller.

Miller plays the title role, a restaurant dishwasher who dreams of becoming a dancer.  Disguising herself at a chic party, Sally becomes a star of “Ziegfeld Follies.”

The musical movie was not a success despite Jerome Kern’s  score and two-color techncolor, but rendition of the popular song, “Look for the Silver Lining,” is effective.

The secondary cast includes Joe E. Brown, Peter Kelton, and Ford Sterling

Oscar Nominations: 1

Interior Decoration: Jack Okey

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

Herman Ross won the Interior Decoration Oscar for “King of Jazz.”