Pointed Heels (1929)

62 mins | Drama | 21 December 1929

Cinematographer:

Rex Wimpy

Editor:

Jane Loring

Production Company:

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Dec 1929.
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New York Times
28 Dec 1929
p. 11.
Variety
1 Jan 1930
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
WRITERS
Adapt-Dial Scen
Adapt-Dial Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Pointed Heels" by Charles William Brackett in College Humor (Dec 1928--Jan 1929).
MUSIC
Ballet music by Dimitri Tiomkin.
SONGS
"I Have To Have You," words by Leo Robin, music by Richard A. Whiting
"Ain't-Cha?" words and music by Mack Gordon and Max Rich.
COMPOSERS
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP948
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
5,689
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Robert Courtland, a wealthy theatrical producer, and Joe Clark, his dance director, are rehearsing a new musical comedy when Lora Nixon, in whom Courtland is interested, quits the production to marry young Donald Ogden, a composer. Ogden's wealthy family, however, stop his allowance, and the couple are forced to occupy a modest flat. He tries to continue work on a symphony, and Lora takes back her chorus job. Lora's brother, Dash, and his wife, Dot, scornful of his serious endeavors, taunt Donald into writing a popular song and induce Courtland to back another revue in which they have parts. Courtland persuades Donald that he is hampering Lora's chances for a career; and after a visit to Courtland's apartment, Lora decides to leave her husband. But when his song proves the hit of the show, Lora is reunited with ... +


Robert Courtland, a wealthy theatrical producer, and Joe Clark, his dance director, are rehearsing a new musical comedy when Lora Nixon, in whom Courtland is interested, quits the production to marry young Donald Ogden, a composer. Ogden's wealthy family, however, stop his allowance, and the couple are forced to occupy a modest flat. He tries to continue work on a symphony, and Lora takes back her chorus job. Lora's brother, Dash, and his wife, Dot, scornful of his serious endeavors, taunt Donald into writing a popular song and induce Courtland to back another revue in which they have parts. Courtland persuades Donald that he is hampering Lora's chances for a career; and after a visit to Courtland's apartment, Lora decides to leave her husband. But when his song proves the hit of the show, Lora is reunited with Donald. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society, with songs


Subject

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

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