Melody Lane (1929)

Melodrama | 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Jul 1929.
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New York Times
16 Jul 1929
p. 23.
Variety
17 Jul 1929
p. 42.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Understander by Joseph Swerling (production undetermined).
SONGS
"Roly Boly Eyes," words and music by Eddie Leonard
"Here I Am," "Beautiful," "There's Sugar Cane 'Round My Door" and "The Bogey Man is Here," words and music by Eddie Leonard, Grace Stern and Jack Stern
"Song of the Islands," words and music by Charles E. King.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 July 1929
release: 21 July or 28 July 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 July 1929
Copyright Number:
LP545
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,609 ft.
Length(in feet):
6,760
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Des Dupree, a hoofer, and his wife, Dolores, are partners in vaudeville until Dolores takes their daughter and leaves Des for a bigger part in a stock company. Three years later, they meet again in a New York theater, but their roles have changed: Des is now a down-and-out prop man while Dolores is a dramatic star, having achieved a major role in a play at the theater in which Des works. Des soon maneuvers a meeting with his daughter, and the two take to each other after only a few lullabies. During one of their visits the child falls and injures herself, whereupon Dolores becomes very upset and refuses to leave the child for her opening night. After much persuasion from Des, she finally consents to go, and when she returns, she finds that the child has pulled through as a result of her father's soothing songs. This crisis prompts Dolores to beg her husband's forgiveness--which he promptly gives--and they are ... +


Des Dupree, a hoofer, and his wife, Dolores, are partners in vaudeville until Dolores takes their daughter and leaves Des for a bigger part in a stock company. Three years later, they meet again in a New York theater, but their roles have changed: Des is now a down-and-out prop man while Dolores is a dramatic star, having achieved a major role in a play at the theater in which Des works. Des soon maneuvers a meeting with his daughter, and the two take to each other after only a few lullabies. During one of their visits the child falls and injures herself, whereupon Dolores becomes very upset and refuses to leave the child for her opening night. After much persuasion from Des, she finally consents to go, and when she returns, she finds that the child has pulled through as a result of her father's soothing songs. This crisis prompts Dolores to beg her husband's forgiveness--which he promptly gives--and they are reunited. +

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


Subject

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

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