Let Us Be Gay (1930)

82 mins | Comedy-drama | 9 August 1930

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Cinematographer:

Norbert Brodine

Editor:

Basil Wrangell

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

In 1931, a French-language version of Let Us Be Gay was released under the title Soyons gais . That film was directed by Arthur Robison and starred Lily Damita and Adolphe Menjou (see ... More Less

In 1931, a French-language version of Let Us Be Gay was released under the title Soyons gais . That film was directed by Arthur Robison and starred Lily Damita and Adolphe Menjou (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald World
26 Jul 1930
p. 29.
Film Daily
13 Jul 1930
p.11.
New York Times
12 Jul 1930
p. 16.
New Yorker
19 Jul 1930
p. 54.
Time
28 Jul 1930
p. 54.
Variety
16 Jul 1930
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Let Us Be Gay by Rachel Crothers, as produced by John Golden (New York, 19 Feb 1929).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 August 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 11 July 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 June 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1375
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
82
Length(in feet):
7,121
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Kitty and Bob Brown part when he begins to take her for granted and engages in a flirtation with a vivacious blonde. Three years later, Mrs. Bouccicault, a wealthy and scheming socialite, finds that her granddaughter, Madge, is infatuated with Bob, though she is engaged to Bruce. The society matron calls on Kitty, whom she has met in Paris, to enlist her help in breaking up the infatuation. After mistaking many other men for her prey, Kitty discovers him to be none other than her divorced husband. Difficulties ensue, however, as Kitty becomes the focus of attention for all the male guests, and Mrs. Bouccicault spends most of her time chasing them away, finally sending for Kitty's children as a last resort. Consequently, Madge gives up her romance with Bob; and after some persuasion, he regains the affections of his former ... +


Kitty and Bob Brown part when he begins to take her for granted and engages in a flirtation with a vivacious blonde. Three years later, Mrs. Bouccicault, a wealthy and scheming socialite, finds that her granddaughter, Madge, is infatuated with Bob, though she is engaged to Bruce. The society matron calls on Kitty, whom she has met in Paris, to enlist her help in breaking up the infatuation. After mistaking many other men for her prey, Kitty discovers him to be none other than her divorced husband. Difficulties ensue, however, as Kitty becomes the focus of attention for all the male guests, and Mrs. Bouccicault spends most of her time chasing them away, finally sending for Kitty's children as a last resort. Consequently, Madge gives up her romance with Bob; and after some persuasion, he regains the affections of his former wife. +

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