Children of the Ritz (1929)

71 mins | Comedy-drama | 3 March 1929

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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Children of the Ritz was 12 Nov 1928.
       Cornell Woolrich's novel was serialized in College Humor (Aug--Nov ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Children of the Ritz was 12 Nov 1928.
       Cornell Woolrich's novel was serialized in College Humor (Aug--Nov 1927). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Variety
3 Apr 1929
p. 23.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Children of the Ritz, by Cornell Woolrich (New York, 1927).
SONGS
"Some Sweet Day," words and music by Lew Pollack and Nathaniel Shilkret.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1929
Production Date:
began 12 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP163
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 17 Feb 1929; 6,296 ft.
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
6,426
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Angela Pennington, the spoiled, bored daughter of a wealthy man, amuses herself by attempting to seduce Dewey Haines, the rigid family chauffeur. Dewey wins $50,000 at the race track, and Angela's father, despondent over heavy financial loses, attempts to commit suicide. Dewey gives Mrs. Pennington a large portion of his newly acquired fortune and marries Angela. She quickly spends all of Dewey's remaining money, and he is forced to become a cab driver. Angela goes to live with her parents and comes to suspect Dewey of infidelity. Her suspicions prove to be unfounded, however, and she and Dewey are reconciled, with Angela promising to be ... +


Angela Pennington, the spoiled, bored daughter of a wealthy man, amuses herself by attempting to seduce Dewey Haines, the rigid family chauffeur. Dewey wins $50,000 at the race track, and Angela's father, despondent over heavy financial loses, attempts to commit suicide. Dewey gives Mrs. Pennington a large portion of his newly acquired fortune and marries Angela. She quickly spends all of Dewey's remaining money, and he is forced to become a cab driver. Angela goes to live with her parents and comes to suspect Dewey of infidelity. Her suspicions prove to be unfounded, however, and she and Dewey are reconciled, with Angela promising to be frugal. +

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