Behind the Make-Up (1930)

65 mins | Romance | 11 January 1930

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Jan 1930.
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New York Times
18 Jan 1930
p. 21.
Variety
15 Jan 1930
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Adpt and dial
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Feeder" by Mildred Cram in Red Book (May 1926).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"My Pals," "Never Say Die," "Say It With Your Feet" and "I'll Remember, You'll Forget," music and lyrics by Leo Robin, Sam Coslow and Newell Chase.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 January 1930
Premiere Information:
Norfolk, VA opening: 6 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP981
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,364
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hap Brown, an easygoing, happy-go-lucky actor, falls in love with Marie, a waitress in the French Quarter of New Orleans and befriends Gardoni, a fallen actor with whom he forms a partnership. They soon fall out, however, when Gardoni insists on dominating the act; and Hap takes a job with the cafe where Marie works. When he and Gardoni team up again, Marie is taken with the Italian and they are soon married, leaving Hap hurt and rejected. Overwhelmed by a brilliant Broadway reception, Gardoni neglects his wife for Kitty Parker, an adventuress, and though Hap knows of it, he does not tell Marie; then, scorned by Kitty, Gardoni dies tragically. Hap turns to Marie for support, and under her guidance he proves himself to be a brilliant ... +


Hap Brown, an easygoing, happy-go-lucky actor, falls in love with Marie, a waitress in the French Quarter of New Orleans and befriends Gardoni, a fallen actor with whom he forms a partnership. They soon fall out, however, when Gardoni insists on dominating the act; and Hap takes a job with the cafe where Marie works. When he and Gardoni team up again, Marie is taken with the Italian and they are soon married, leaving Hap hurt and rejected. Overwhelmed by a brilliant Broadway reception, Gardoni neglects his wife for Kitty Parker, an adventuress, and though Hap knows of it, he does not tell Marie; then, scorned by Kitty, Gardoni dies tragically. Hap turns to Marie for support, and under her guidance he proves himself to be a brilliant comedian. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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