Roman Scandals (1933) HD online
|Complete credited cast:|
|Eddie Cantor||-||Eddie / Oedipus|
|The Goldwyn Girls||-||Slave Girls|
|Gloria Stuart||-||Princess Sylvia|
|Edward Arnold||-||Emperor Valerius|
|Verree Teasdale||-||Empress Agrippa|
|Jack Rutherford||-||Manius (as John Rutherford)|
|Willard Robertson||-||Warren Finley Cooper|
The chorus girls - among them Lucille Ball - chained to the wall in the "No More Love" number are actually nude. The number was filmed during the night, when no studio bosses were around on the lot, with a minimum of technicians involved.
Film debut of Lucille Ball.
The studio had say over which girls Busby Berkeley could or could not use in his chorus lines and could reject one of them for any reason, though Berkeley usually fought for all of his casting decisions. For this film the studio rejected only two members of the chorus--Barbara Pepper and Lucille Ball.
Gloria Stuart was cast without taking a test. When Samuel Goldwyn was searching for an actress to play Princess Sylvia, Eddie Cantor suggested Stuart. Goldwyn took one look at the actress and decided that she was perfect for the role.
According to' Lucille Ball''s autobiography, often the slave girls were left chained up high in the rotunda in between shots and retakes. One day while feeling ill, Lucille fainted, her fake chains gave way and she fell, almost hitting and getting burned by the lights. Another extra playing a slave driver caught her, and she was unharmed.
Film debut of Barbara Pepper.
Since The Goldwyn Girls is credited in the early cast credits, but is not in the more comprehensive set of cast credits, the early credits are listed first in the IMDb cast, followed by those in the comprehensive credits not yet in, as required by IMDb policy on cast ordering.