The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

115 mins | Comedy-drama, Musical | 20 October 1929

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Raoul Walsh

Cinematographer:

Arthur Edeson

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was the second of four films featuring the "Quirt" and "Flagg" characters. For additional information on the films, please consult the entry below for the 1927 Fox production What Price Glory .
       Voted one of the Ten Best Pictures of 1929 by a FD poll, announced in its 7 Feb 1930 ... More Less

This film was the second of four films featuring the "Quirt" and "Flagg" characters. For additional information on the films, please consult the entry below for the 1927 Fox production What Price Glory .
       Voted one of the Ten Best Pictures of 1929 by a FD poll, announced in its 7 Feb 1930 issue. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW & MPN
5 Oct 1929
pp. 44-45.
Film Daily
7 Feb 1930
p. 1.
Film Daily
4 Aug 1929
p. 9.
New York Times
5 Aug 1929
p. 25.
Variety
7 Aug 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play "Tropical Twins" by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson (unpublished play).
MUSIC
"Semper Fidelis," by John Philip Sousa.
SONGS
"Over There," words and music by George M. Cohan
"Rose of No Man's Land," words by James Caddigan, music by Joseph A. Brennan
"K-K-K-Katy," words and music by Geoffrey O'Hara
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SONGS
"Over There," words and music by George M. Cohan
"Rose of No Man's Land," words by James Caddigan, music by Joseph A. Brennan
"K-K-K-Katy," words and music by Geoffrey O'Hara
"(What Has Become of) Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo," words and music by Al Dubin, Irving Mills, Jimmy McHugh and Irwin Dash
"So Long" and "So Dear to Me," words and music by Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler and Con Conrad
"You're the Cream in My Coffee," words by Lew Brown and B. G. DeSylva, music by Ray Henderson
"Glorianna," words and music by Lew Clare and Sidney Pollack.
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DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
20 October 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 3 August 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 August 1929
Copyright Number:
LP586
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 5 Oct 1929; 8,217 ft.
Duration(in mins):
115
Length(in feet):
10,611
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Two marines, Top Sergeant Flagg and Sgt. Harry Quirt, are continually falling out over their women. In Russia they meet a firebrand named Katinka, in Brooklyn a wise-cracking flapper from Coney Island, and in the tropics a Spanish siren named Elenita. The two pals are separated when Flagg goes on a reconnaissance mission by plane, leaving Quirt, who has contracted fever, behind. After a battle episode in which Flagg leads his troops to victory, he and Quirt, now fully recovered, argue about which of them is the father of Elenita's child. That settled, the regiment (and Flagg and Quirt) prepare to return to the ... +


Two marines, Top Sergeant Flagg and Sgt. Harry Quirt, are continually falling out over their women. In Russia they meet a firebrand named Katinka, in Brooklyn a wise-cracking flapper from Coney Island, and in the tropics a Spanish siren named Elenita. The two pals are separated when Flagg goes on a reconnaissance mission by plane, leaving Quirt, who has contracted fever, behind. After a battle episode in which Flagg leads his troops to victory, he and Quirt, now fully recovered, argue about which of them is the father of Elenita's child. That settled, the regiment (and Flagg and Quirt) prepare to return to the States. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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