Palmy Days (1931): Pre-Code Musical Comedy, Starring Eddie Cantor and The Goldwyn Girls

One of the most popular movies of 1931, Palmy Days is a Pre-Code musical comedy film written by Eddie Cantor, who also stars, Morrie Ryskind, and David Freedman.

Palmy Days
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Theatrical release poster

The film is directed by A. Edward Sutherland, and choreographed by Busby Berkeley.

The Goldwyn Girls make appearances during elaborate production numbers set in a gymnasium and a bakery (“Glorifying the American Doughnut”).

Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Virginia Grey, and Toby Wing are among the chorines.

Charlotte Greenwood as Helen Martin
Barbara Weeks as Joan Clark
Spencer Charters as Mr Clark
Paul Page as Steve
Charles Middleton as Yolando
George Raft as Joe – Yolando’s Henchman
Harry Woods as Yolando’s Henchman
Eddie Cantor as Eddie Simpson


Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Eddie Cantor, Morrie Ryskind, David Freedman
Music by Harry Akst
Cinematography Gregg Toland
Edited by Sherman Todd

Production company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions

Distributed by United Artists

Release date: October 3, 1931

Running time: 77 minutes