Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)

66 mins | Romance | 28 February 1930

Cinematographer:

Henry Sharp

Editor:

Anne Bauchens

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The two-color Technicolor "Woman in the Shoe" musical number from this film was interpolated into two later M-G-M shorts, Nertsery Rhymes (1933) and Roast Beef and Movies ... More Less

The two-color Technicolor "Woman in the Shoe" musical number from this film was interpolated into two later M-G-M shorts, Nertsery Rhymes (1933) and Roast Beef and Movies (1934).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Mar 1930.
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New York Times
8 Mar 1930
p. 21.
Variety
12 Mar 1930
p. 33.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
SOUND
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
Ballet staged by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Lord Byron of Broadway by Nell Martin (New York, Rae D. Henkle Co., Inc., 1928).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Only Love Is Real," "A Bundle of Old Love Letters," "Should I?" "The Woman in the Shoe," "When I Met You" and "You're the Bride and I'm the Groom," words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown
"Love Ain't Nothin' but the Blues," words by Joe Goodwin, music by Louis Alter
"Blue Daughter of Heaven," words and music by Dimitri Tiomkin and Raymond B. Egan, "The Japanese Sandman" [1920] music by Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Raymond B. Egan.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 February 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1088
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
66
Length(in feet):
7,200
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roy, a cafe pianist and songwriter, uses his various romantic attachments as sources for creative inspiration, and when a girl who is infatuated with him shows him a bundle of old love letters, he exploits this material so successfully that he goes on to repeat the process with number of other girls. He finally stages his own vaudeville act with Nancy, a girl he discovers in a piano store. His friend Joe tries to save Roy from his habit of breaking hearts but himself dies as a result of his efforts. Consequently, Roy agrees to marry Nancy and give up his posture of a Broadway Lord ... +


Roy, a cafe pianist and songwriter, uses his various romantic attachments as sources for creative inspiration, and when a girl who is infatuated with him shows him a bundle of old love letters, he exploits this material so successfully that he goes on to repeat the process with number of other girls. He finally stages his own vaudeville act with Nancy, a girl he discovers in a piano store. His friend Joe tries to save Roy from his habit of breaking hearts but himself dies as a result of his efforts. Consequently, Roy agrees to marry Nancy and give up his posture of a Broadway Lord Byron. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs, Show business


Subject

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

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