The Glad Rag Doll (1929)

70 mins | Comedy | 4 May 1929

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HISTORY

The working title of the film was Alimony Annie . According to reviews, Louise Beavers sang "Some of These Days" within the ... More Less

The working title of the film was Alimony Annie . According to reviews, Louise Beavers sang "Some of These Days" within the film. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Daily Reveiw
23 oct 1928
p. 4.
Film Daily
9 Jun 1929.
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Motion Picture News
Oct-Dec 1928
p. 1530.
New York Times
3 Jun 1929
p. 27.
Variety
5 Jun 1929
p. 26.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Alimony Annie
Release Date:
4 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP341
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 8 Jun 1929; 5,449 ft.
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,885
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Fairchild, the youngest son of an old Philadelphia family, falls in love with Annabel Lea, the star of a Broadway revue, and John Fairchild, Jimmy's unbending older brother, has her fired from the show. Seeking revenge, Annabel goes to Philadelphia and uses a stack of Jimmy's compromising love letters to blackmail John into allowing her to spend the weekend as a houseguest. Annabel then learns some interesting things about the Fairchild family: Aunt Fairchild is a kleptomaniac; Uncle Nathan is having an affair with the housekeeper; and Bertha Fairchild, John's sister, is secretly married to the chauffeur. John and Annabel fall in love. Jimmy receives word that he has written $10,000 in bad checks, and to cover him Annabel arranges with the Fairchild family lawyer to exchange the love letters for that sum. John is at first heartbroken to find that Annabel seems to be a gold digger; but when he learns that she took the money to help out Jimmy, he forgives her, making her his ... +


Jimmy Fairchild, the youngest son of an old Philadelphia family, falls in love with Annabel Lea, the star of a Broadway revue, and John Fairchild, Jimmy's unbending older brother, has her fired from the show. Seeking revenge, Annabel goes to Philadelphia and uses a stack of Jimmy's compromising love letters to blackmail John into allowing her to spend the weekend as a houseguest. Annabel then learns some interesting things about the Fairchild family: Aunt Fairchild is a kleptomaniac; Uncle Nathan is having an affair with the housekeeper; and Bertha Fairchild, John's sister, is secretly married to the chauffeur. John and Annabel fall in love. Jimmy receives word that he has written $10,000 in bad checks, and to cover him Annabel arranges with the Fairchild family lawyer to exchange the love letters for that sum. John is at first heartbroken to find that Annabel seems to be a gold digger; but when he learns that she took the money to help out Jimmy, he forgives her, making her his bride. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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