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According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Lady Be Good on 3 Dec 1927.
       The 1941 M-G-M musical film Lady Be Good (see entry), which was directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starred Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern and Robert Young, included songs from the 1924 Broadway musical upon which the 1928 film was based, but had a different ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Lady Be Good on 3 Dec 1927.
       The 1941 M-G-M musical film Lady Be Good (see entry), which was directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starred Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern and Robert Young, included songs from the 1924 Broadway musical upon which the 1928 film was based, but had a different storyline. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
3 Jun 1928.
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New York Times
28 May 1928
p. 23.
Variety
30 May 1928
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Lady Be Good , book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin (New York, 1 Dec 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 May 1928
Production Date:
began 3 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 April 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25188
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69
Length(in feet):
6,600
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack and Mary, two vaudeville magicians engaged to marry, quarrel and separate. Mary becomes the temporary partner of a dancing artist, but she soon leaves him because of his improper advances. Stranded in a small western town near where Jack is playing, Mary goes to the theater and discovers that he is faring badly in her absence. Secretly she replaces Jack's assistant; he welcomes Mary with enthusiasm, and they happily ... +


Jack and Mary, two vaudeville magicians engaged to marry, quarrel and separate. Mary becomes the temporary partner of a dancing artist, but she soon leaves him because of his improper advances. Stranded in a small western town near where Jack is playing, Mary goes to the theater and discovers that he is faring badly in her absence. Secretly she replaces Jack's assistant; he welcomes Mary with enthusiasm, and they happily reunite. +

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Legend
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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