The Talk of Hollywood (1929)

70 mins | Comedy-drama | 9 December 1929

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Cinematographer:

Walter Strenge

Editor:

Russell Shields

Production Company:

Prudence Pictures
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Mar 1929.
---
Variety
1 Jan 1930
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Sono Art World Wide Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 December 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1863
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,586
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

J. Pierpont Ginsburg, a successful producer of silent films, finds he is unable to raise the money to produce an all-talking production. He wants the picture to be a success for the sake of his daughter, Ruth, who is in love with John Applegate, his lawyer. At the studio, Ginsburg finds that Adore Renée, his high-priced star, has not shown up; his casting director has cast the characters wrong; and an expensive chorus and ballet are earning money waiting for shooting to begin. After he puts them all through their paces at rehearsal, his first day's work goes well until he discovers that the microphone is not recording properly. Applegate nevertheless saves the picture by staking all his money on it. When the picture is completed, Ginsburg arranges a projection for distributors, but a drunken operator mixes the reels so that they all leave in disgust. Ginsburg is thoroughly disheartened, but Applegate brings in a contract from a buyer who interpreted the results as an attempt at burlesque and ordered ... +


J. Pierpont Ginsburg, a successful producer of silent films, finds he is unable to raise the money to produce an all-talking production. He wants the picture to be a success for the sake of his daughter, Ruth, who is in love with John Applegate, his lawyer. At the studio, Ginsburg finds that Adore Renée, his high-priced star, has not shown up; his casting director has cast the characters wrong; and an expensive chorus and ballet are earning money waiting for shooting to begin. After he puts them all through their paces at rehearsal, his first day's work goes well until he discovers that the microphone is not recording properly. Applegate nevertheless saves the picture by staking all his money on it. When the picture is completed, Ginsburg arranges a projection for distributors, but a drunken operator mixes the reels so that they all leave in disgust. Ginsburg is thoroughly disheartened, but Applegate brings in a contract from a buyer who interpreted the results as an attempt at burlesque and ordered more. +

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