Leathernecking (1930)

72 mins | Comedy-drama, Musical | 22 September 1930

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writer:

Alfred Jackson

Cinematographer:

J. Roy Hunt

Production Designer:

Max Rée

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to the Var review, about 20 min of the film was presented in color. ...

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According to the Var review, about 20 min of the film was presented in color.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Sep1930
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New York Times
13 Sep 1930
p. 9
Variety
17 Sep 1930
p. 30
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Edward Cline
Dir
Frederick Fleck
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
John Krafft
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
MUSIC
Addl music
SOUND
John Tribby
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Present Arms , book by Herbert Fields, music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart (New York, 26 Apr 1928).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
SONGS
"All My Life," words and music by Benny Davis and Harry Akst.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 12 Sep 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
RKO Productions, Inc.
19 September 1930
LP1603
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black & white with color sequences
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
7,150
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Buck private Chick Evans, stationed with the U. S. Marines in Honolulu, conceives the idea of stealing his captain's uniform and Distinguished Service Medal so as to attract attention in high society. He succeeds in getting an invitation from Delphine Witherspoons to a party at her home; but his buddies decide to crash the party, and unwittingly they expose his rank. Realizing that Chick loves Delphine, Edna, a mutual friend, plans to bring them together aboard her yacht, but Delphine denounces him as an imposter. Chick arranges for the captain to fake a shipwreck; but a real storm arises, the boat goes under, and Chick and Delphine are marooned on a desert island. Upon returning to Honolulu, Chick is put in the brig, and Delphine begins to relent when a fortune-teller advises her that Chick is to be shot for desertion. Rushing to save him, she finds, instead, that he is being promoted to ...

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Buck private Chick Evans, stationed with the U. S. Marines in Honolulu, conceives the idea of stealing his captain's uniform and Distinguished Service Medal so as to attract attention in high society. He succeeds in getting an invitation from Delphine Witherspoons to a party at her home; but his buddies decide to crash the party, and unwittingly they expose his rank. Realizing that Chick loves Delphine, Edna, a mutual friend, plans to bring them together aboard her yacht, but Delphine denounces him as an imposter. Chick arranges for the captain to fake a shipwreck; but a real storm arises, the boat goes under, and Chick and Delphine are marooned on a desert island. Upon returning to Honolulu, Chick is put in the brig, and Delphine begins to relent when a fortune-teller advises her that Chick is to be shot for desertion. Rushing to save him, she finds, instead, that he is being promoted to captain.

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

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