Little Johnny Jones (1929)

73 mins | Comedy-drama | 17 November 1929

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HISTORY

George M. Cohan's play previously was adapted by Warner Bros. in 1923. Also entitled Little Johnny Songs (See Entry), that silent film, which was co-directed by Arthur Rosson and Johnny Hines, starred Hines in the title ... More Less

George M. Cohan's play previously was adapted by Warner Bros. in 1923. Also entitled Little Johnny Songs (See Entry), that silent film, which was co-directed by Arthur Rosson and Johnny Hines, starred Hines in the title role. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
2 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
1 Feb 1930
p. 15.
Variety
5 Feb 1930
p. 24.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Little Johnny Jones by George M. Cohan (New York, 4 Nov 1904).
SONGS
"The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "Give My Regards to Broadway," words and music by George M. Cohan
"Straight, Place, and Show," words by Herman Ruby, music by M. K. Jerome
"Go Find Somebody To Love" and "She Was Kicked on the Head by a Butterfly," words and music by Ned Washington, Herb Magidson and Michael Cleary
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SONGS
"The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "Give My Regards to Broadway," words and music by George M. Cohan
"Straight, Place, and Show," words by Herman Ruby, music by M. K. Jerome
"Go Find Somebody To Love" and "She Was Kicked on the Head by a Butterfly," words and music by Ned Washington, Herb Magidson and Michael Cleary
"My Paradise," words and music by Herb Magidson, James Cavanaugh, Ned Washington and Michael Cleary
"Painting the Clouds With Sunshine," words by Al Dubin, music by Joe Burke.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
17 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 December 1921
Copyright Number:
LP886
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,020 ft.
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
6,621
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jockey Johnny Jones rides Yankee, Ed Baker's racehorse, to victory at the Meadowbrook race, thereby attracting the attention of Sam Johnson, a stable owner, who takes Johnny to New York to race. Mary, Johnny's sweetheart, fondly bids him farewell, but he soon consorts with Vivian Dale, a Broadway actress, with whom he falls in love. Johnny becomes noted for his rendition of "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" at clubs, but he turns down an offer to go into show business. Mary and her father arrive to enter Yankee in a race, and Mary learns about Vivian, who tries to no avail to get Johnny to agree to throw the race. But when he is pocketed and his horse does lose, a telegram from Vivian causes him to be unjustly accused. Johnny goes to England, where he works in a Limehouse pub; and upon meeting Ed, he is given a chance to ride Yankee at Epsom Downs. He wins the race and Mary's ... +


Jockey Johnny Jones rides Yankee, Ed Baker's racehorse, to victory at the Meadowbrook race, thereby attracting the attention of Sam Johnson, a stable owner, who takes Johnny to New York to race. Mary, Johnny's sweetheart, fondly bids him farewell, but he soon consorts with Vivian Dale, a Broadway actress, with whom he falls in love. Johnny becomes noted for his rendition of "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" at clubs, but he turns down an offer to go into show business. Mary and her father arrive to enter Yankee in a race, and Mary learns about Vivian, who tries to no avail to get Johnny to agree to throw the race. But when he is pocketed and his horse does lose, a telegram from Vivian causes him to be unjustly accused. Johnny goes to England, where he works in a Limehouse pub; and upon meeting Ed, he is given a chance to ride Yankee at Epsom Downs. He wins the race and Mary's love. +

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

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