You knew Nelson Eddy signed with RKO before MGM, right?…
3/6/1933 Hollywood Citizen News Elizabeth Yeaman
Maiden Cruise, the big musical picture scheduled at Radio Pictures studio, underwent a change of cast today. Ben Lyon, who was scheduled for the leading male role, will not be seen in the picture. He was loaned by MGM. And Dorothy Jordan, now free-lancing, also is out of the cast.
Helen Mack, little auburn-haired ingenue who was at Fox under contract for a time, has been given the feminine lead. This is the biggest break that she has had since coming to Hollywood. She both dances and sings and these talents are requirements for her role.
Although no one is definitely set for the male lead replacing Ben Lyon, there is talk about signing a young concert singer by the name of Nelson Eddy. Eddy has never made a picture. Mark Sandrich is to direct the picture and Chic Chandler will have the comedy lead. According to the schedule now mapped out, the picture is due to go before the cameras day after tomorrow.