Jazz Mad (1928)

58 mins | Drama | 18 November 1928

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HISTORY

According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title The Symphony. was currently in production. The film was advertised in trade magazines as The Symphony, but probably not released under that ... More Less

According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title The Symphony. was currently in production. The film was advertised in trade magazines as The Symphony, but probably not released under that title More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Aug 1928.
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Hollywood Vagabond
6 Oct 1927
p. 6.
Variety
18 Jul 1928
p. 28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Symphony
Release Date:
18 November 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP24918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
6,032
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Elsa Hausmann would like to marry her suitor, Leo Ostberg, but she hesitates because her father, a European orchestra conductor, is unable to sell his music. Hoping to free his daughter to marry, Hausmann takes a job in vaudeville directing a "comedy symphony." Leo's father meets Hausmann at a social gathering shortly after seeing his act and insists that Leo break his engagement. Hausmann develops a nervous disorder under the strain of his misfortune, and his physicians decide that a severe shock will restore his mental balance. Elsa and Levy, a vaudeville booking agent, arrange for an orchestra to play his symphony in a great open-air theater. When Hausmann hears the strains of his own symphony, he staggers to his feet and rushes to the stage. He is introduced by the leader as the composer. Hausmann directs the orchestra through the remainder of the symphony, thus ensuring his own success and his daughter's ... +


Elsa Hausmann would like to marry her suitor, Leo Ostberg, but she hesitates because her father, a European orchestra conductor, is unable to sell his music. Hoping to free his daughter to marry, Hausmann takes a job in vaudeville directing a "comedy symphony." Leo's father meets Hausmann at a social gathering shortly after seeing his act and insists that Leo break his engagement. Hausmann develops a nervous disorder under the strain of his misfortune, and his physicians decide that a severe shock will restore his mental balance. Elsa and Levy, a vaudeville booking agent, arrange for an orchestra to play his symphony in a great open-air theater. When Hausmann hears the strains of his own symphony, he staggers to his feet and rushes to the stage. He is introduced by the leader as the composer. Hausmann directs the orchestra through the remainder of the symphony, thus ensuring his own success and his daughter's happiness. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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