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The Var review lists only three song titles for the film, but suggests that the picture contained additional songs. Modern sources add "Out of the Past" and "My Idea of Heaven," which also were written by Walter O'Keefe and Robert Emmett ... More Less

The Var review lists only three song titles for the film, but suggests that the picture contained additional songs. Modern sources add "Out of the Past" and "My Idea of Heaven," which also were written by Walter O'Keefe and Robert Emmett Dolan. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
10 Sep 1930
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"Red Hot Rhythm," "At Last I'm in Love" and "The Night Elmer Died," words by Walter O'Keefe, music by Robert Emmett Dolan.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
27 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP993
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,981 ft.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,175
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Walter, a songwriter who is in love with Mary, a nightclub singer, prefers to make a living by fleecing crackpot songwriters and promoting their creations. When Walter writes "At Last I'm in Love" for Mary, she promises to plug the song at the Frivolity Club, but he leaves in a huff when she flirts with Sam, a legitimate song publisher. On the street, he gives refuge to Claire, a girl accused of a theft, and hires her as his secretary. Mrs. Fioretta gives Walter a large sum to publish her song, "The Night Elmer Died," but Sam induces Mary to get Walter to stop the deal. When Walter discovers that Claire is having an affair with Sam, he returns to Mary at the club; they are reunited as she sings his ... +


Walter, a songwriter who is in love with Mary, a nightclub singer, prefers to make a living by fleecing crackpot songwriters and promoting their creations. When Walter writes "At Last I'm in Love" for Mary, she promises to plug the song at the Frivolity Club, but he leaves in a huff when she flirts with Sam, a legitimate song publisher. On the street, he gives refuge to Claire, a girl accused of a theft, and hires her as his secretary. Mrs. Fioretta gives Walter a large sum to publish her song, "The Night Elmer Died," but Sam induces Mary to get Walter to stop the deal. When Walter discovers that Claire is having an affair with Sam, he returns to Mary at the club; they are reunited as she sings his song. +

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

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