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According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 26 Jul ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 26 Jul 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
7 Apr 1929.
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Variety
8 May 1929
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Ed dial seq
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 March 1929
Production Date:
began 26 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP220
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,090 ft.
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
6,560
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jerry Willard, a clerk in a publishing house who is possessed of a massive inferiority complex, is fired from his job and, on the way out of the office, is mistaken for the boss, Watson, by Anne Rogers, the daughter of an author, who gives Jerry the manuscript of her father's latest book. Jerry reads this text--on how to succeed in business--and puts some of its ideas to work. He attempts to persuade Watson to publish the book and fails; undeterred, he then steals Watson's dress suit and addresses the Publishers' Convention, extolling the virtues of the Rogers book. The response is so enthusiastic that Watson not only decides to publish the book but takes Jerry into the firm as a junior partner. Jerry proposes to Anne and is ... +


Jerry Willard, a clerk in a publishing house who is possessed of a massive inferiority complex, is fired from his job and, on the way out of the office, is mistaken for the boss, Watson, by Anne Rogers, the daughter of an author, who gives Jerry the manuscript of her father's latest book. Jerry reads this text--on how to succeed in business--and puts some of its ideas to work. He attempts to persuade Watson to publish the book and fails; undeterred, he then steals Watson's dress suit and addresses the Publishers' Convention, extolling the virtues of the Rogers book. The response is so enthusiastic that Watson not only decides to publish the book but takes Jerry into the firm as a junior partner. Jerry proposes to Anne and is accepted. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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