Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

62 mins | Musical comedy | 1930

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writer:

Howard J. Green

Cinematographer:

Joseph Valentine

Editor:

Ralph Dietrich

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The film was restored from a 35mm single-system nitrate workprint. Laboratory services were provided by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Film Technology Company, Audio Mechanics, Simon Daniel Sound, DJ Audio, Inc. It was screened in Los Angeles by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on 18 Mar ... More Less

The film was restored from a 35mm single-system nitrate workprint. Laboratory services were provided by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Film Technology Company, Audio Mechanics, Simon Daniel Sound, DJ Audio, Inc. It was screened in Los Angeles by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on 18 Mar 2017. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Aug 1930.
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Variety
6 Aug 1930
p. 38.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "If I Was Alone With You" by Richard Edward Connell in Collier's (30 Nov, 1929).
SONGS
"The Shindig," "Where Can You Be?" "The Scamp of the Campus," "When You Look in My Eyes" and "You May Not Like It (But It's a Great Idea)," words by Raymond Klages, music by Jesse Greer.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
release: 22 June or July 1930
New York opening: 30 July 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1341
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
5,730
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As part of his fraternity initiation, Eddie Fripp is directed to kick the first man he meets and kiss the first female: a college professor is the recipient of the kick, and Margie, a salesclerk, is dismayed to see Eddie kiss a young co-ed. Eddie and Margie are separated at the school dance when he is suspended for his actions, and she is left without an explanation. He goes to New York to work as a singer in Pierre's Cafe and incurs the wrath of the owner by distracting his flirtatious wife. On the night of a holdup, "Whispering" Jack Smith is knocked unconscious in the broadcasting room and Eddie is forced to take his place; his quavering voice is a sensation, and Pierre is obliged to retain him. Meanwhile, Eddie makes up with Margie by telephone, and she comes to New York to marry him; but fearing marriage will ruin his career, Pierre plans a frameup to discredit him in her eyes. But Eddie proves himself innocent, and reconciliation ... +


As part of his fraternity initiation, Eddie Fripp is directed to kick the first man he meets and kiss the first female: a college professor is the recipient of the kick, and Margie, a salesclerk, is dismayed to see Eddie kiss a young co-ed. Eddie and Margie are separated at the school dance when he is suspended for his actions, and she is left without an explanation. He goes to New York to work as a singer in Pierre's Cafe and incurs the wrath of the owner by distracting his flirtatious wife. On the night of a holdup, "Whispering" Jack Smith is knocked unconscious in the broadcasting room and Eddie is forced to take his place; his quavering voice is a sensation, and Pierre is obliged to retain him. Meanwhile, Eddie makes up with Margie by telephone, and she comes to New York to marry him; but fearing marriage will ruin his career, Pierre plans a frameup to discredit him in her eyes. But Eddie proves himself innocent, and reconciliation follows. +

GENRE


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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