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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Oct 1930.
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New York Times
13 Oct 1930
p. 31.
Variety
15 Oct 1930.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Heads Up , book by John McGowan and Paul Gerard Smith, music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart (New York, 11 Nov 1929).
SONGS
"My Man Is on the Make" and "A Ship Without a Sail," words by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
"If I Knew You Better" and "Readin', Ritin', Rhythm," words by Don Hartman, music by Victor Schertzinger.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
release: 3 October or 11 October 1930
Production Date:
New York opening: 11 October 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Publix Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1635
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76
Length(in feet):
6,785
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack Mason of the Coast Guard Academy meets Mary at the graduation ball and falls in love with her, though the girl's mother finds wealthy Rex Cutting a more proper choice for her daughter. On a yachting cruise arranged by Mrs. Trumbull, Jack is not invited. Meanwhile, Mary suspects Rex of picking up contraband beyond the 12-mile limit and refuses his proposal of marriage, while Betty, her impish sister, drives Skippy to distraction in the galley, where he has installed an automatic kitchen that does most of his work. Jack smuggles himself aboard but is forcibly ejected at port by a coast guard, and Mrs. Trumbull discourages his attempt to elope with Mary; but on a subsequent cruise, he hides himself in a lifeboat with two aides. When the captain stops to take on a cargo of rum, Jack and his aides take over the vessel, and a battle ensues. The yacht is wrecked on an island, and Jack proves his heroism, while Rex reveals his true colors and is identified as a fugitive ... +


Jack Mason of the Coast Guard Academy meets Mary at the graduation ball and falls in love with her, though the girl's mother finds wealthy Rex Cutting a more proper choice for her daughter. On a yachting cruise arranged by Mrs. Trumbull, Jack is not invited. Meanwhile, Mary suspects Rex of picking up contraband beyond the 12-mile limit and refuses his proposal of marriage, while Betty, her impish sister, drives Skippy to distraction in the galley, where he has installed an automatic kitchen that does most of his work. Jack smuggles himself aboard but is forcibly ejected at port by a coast guard, and Mrs. Trumbull discourages his attempt to elope with Mary; but on a subsequent cruise, he hides himself in a lifeboat with two aides. When the captain stops to take on a cargo of rum, Jack and his aides take over the vessel, and a battle ensues. The yacht is wrecked on an island, and Jack proves his heroism, while Rex reveals his true colors and is identified as a fugitive bootlegger. +

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