The Painted Angel (1929)

68 mins | Melodrama | 1 December 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Jan 1930.
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Variety
8 Jan 1930
p. 89.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Give the Little Girl a Hand" by Fannie Hurst in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1928).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Help Yourself to My Love," "Everybody's Darling," "Only the Girl" and "A Bride Without a Groom," words by Herman Ruby, music by M. K. Jerome.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP888
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,470
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mamie Hudler, a San Francisco nightclub entertainer, is nearly killed when she refuses the attentions of Oldfield but is saved by Brood, a violinist, who is disabled by a bullet intended for her. Changing her name to Rodeo West, Mamie goes to New York where she becomes "queen of the nightclubs," with Brood, her manager, protecting her from her grafting family and especially her brother Jule. After a row with the family, Brood threatens to leave. Then Oldfield, who has struck oil, appears at the club; Rodeo plays up to him; and he later proposes marriage. Brood congratulates her, but his attitude enrages her. Brood then confesses his love for her and is about to leave when Rodeo unexpectedly dresses in a bridal costume and announces her engagement to him; all ends ... +


Mamie Hudler, a San Francisco nightclub entertainer, is nearly killed when she refuses the attentions of Oldfield but is saved by Brood, a violinist, who is disabled by a bullet intended for her. Changing her name to Rodeo West, Mamie goes to New York where she becomes "queen of the nightclubs," with Brood, her manager, protecting her from her grafting family and especially her brother Jule. After a row with the family, Brood threatens to leave. Then Oldfield, who has struck oil, appears at the club; Rodeo plays up to him; and he later proposes marriage. Brood congratulates her, but his attitude enrages her. Brood then confesses his love for her and is about to leave when Rodeo unexpectedly dresses in a bridal costume and announces her engagement to him; all ends happily. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

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

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