|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Screenplay by||Ernest Pascal|
|Story by||Hilary Lynn|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
J. Edward Bromberg
|Cinematography||Allen M. Davey|
|Edited by||Walter Thompson|
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
20th Century Fox
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Hollywood Cavalcade is a 1939 American film featuring Alice Faye as a young performer making her way in the early days of Hollywood, from slapstick silent pictures through the transition from silent to sound.
Atypical for Faye's 20th Century Fox output, this has no musical numbers, and the tone is more dramatic than comic. (The alternate title was Falling Stars.) The first part of the film provides a fictionalized look at silent-era performers and their productions.
In 1913, Director Michael Linnett Connors (Don Ameche), chooses Broadway star Molly Adair (Alice Faye) to be in his next film. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star Nicky Hayden (Alan Curtis), wrongly thinking that Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. Connors misunderstands her and fires her, but with that his career quickly declines with the beginning of the sound era.