Street Girl (1929)

Romance | 21 August 1929

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writer:

Jane Murfin

Cinematographer:

Leo Tover

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film was copyrighted twice on 29 Jul 1929: under number LP612 for claimant RKO Productions, Inc., and under number LP894 for claimant RKO Distributing Corp. Information within copyright records for the two registrations is otherwise the same.
       W. Carey Wonderly "The Viennese Charmer" served as the basis for two additional films films: That Girl from Paris (1937), directed by Leigh Jason and starring Lily Pons, Jack Oakie and Gene Raymond and Four Jacks and a Jill (1941), directed by Jack Hively and starring Anne Shirley, Desi Arnaz and Ray Bolger (see entries above and ... More Less

The film was copyrighted twice on 29 Jul 1929: under number LP612 for claimant RKO Productions, Inc., and under number LP894 for claimant RKO Distributing Corp. Information within copyright records for the two registrations is otherwise the same.
       W. Carey Wonderly "The Viennese Charmer" served as the basis for two additional films films: That Girl from Paris (1937), directed by Leigh Jason and starring Lily Pons, Jack Oakie and Gene Raymond and Four Jacks and a Jill (1941), directed by Jack Hively and starring Anne Shirley, Desi Arnaz and Ray Bolger (see entries above and below).
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Jul 1929.
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New York Times
31 Jul 1929
p. 17.
Variety
7 Aug 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
DANCE
Dances
SOURCES
LITERARY
Suggested by the short story "The Viennese Charmer" by W. Carey Wonderly in Young's Magazine (Mar 1928).
SONGS
"Lovable and Sweet," "My Dream Memory" and "Broken Up Tune," words by Sidney Clare, music by Oscar Levant.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Barber John's boy
Release Date:
21 August 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 July 1929
Copyright Claimants:
RKO Productions, Inc. RKO Distributing Corp.
Copyright Dates:
29 July 1929 29 July 1929
Copyright Numbers:
LP612 LP894
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,200
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The four seasons (Mike, Joe, Pete, and Guy) make a meager living playing jazz at a shabby East Side restaurant. On their way home one night, Mike saves a little blonde from a drunken masher. Freddie Joyzelle, as she calls herself, is a destitute Hungarian violinist, and Mike persuades his partners to let her stay with them. She inspires the boys to ask for a raise, and when they are fired she finds them a better place at a little Hungarian restaurant, joining them as violinist. Prince Nicholaus of Aragon visits the cafe one night and kisses the girl when she plays a song for him, arousing Mike's jealousy; as a result of the prince's patronage, the cafe becomes famous and the musicians the toast of the town. Keppel manages to keep them by planning a new nightclub; but Mike's jealousy causes him to leave the group. The prince, however, reunites the lovers, and at the club opening all ends ... +


The four seasons (Mike, Joe, Pete, and Guy) make a meager living playing jazz at a shabby East Side restaurant. On their way home one night, Mike saves a little blonde from a drunken masher. Freddie Joyzelle, as she calls herself, is a destitute Hungarian violinist, and Mike persuades his partners to let her stay with them. She inspires the boys to ask for a raise, and when they are fired she finds them a better place at a little Hungarian restaurant, joining them as violinist. Prince Nicholaus of Aragon visits the cafe one night and kisses the girl when she plays a song for him, arousing Mike's jealousy; as a result of the prince's patronage, the cafe becomes famous and the musicians the toast of the town. Keppel manages to keep them by planning a new nightclub; but Mike's jealousy causes him to leave the group. The prince, however, reunites the lovers, and at the club opening 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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