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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
14 Jun 1930
p. 109.
Film Daily
31 Aug 1930
p. 10.
New York Times
30 Aug 1930
p. 7.
Variety
3 Sep 1930
p. 41.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Rec eng
DANCE
Dances & ensembles
SOURCES
SONGS
"Joe Jazz," "Let's Go Native," "It Seems To Be Spring," "I've Got a Yen for You," "My Mad Moment," "Don't I Do?" and "Pampa Rose," words by George Marion, Jr., music by Richard A. Whiting.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Publix Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1487
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,787
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Joan Wood, a modiste who has staked her fortune on a musical revue to be staged in Buenos Aires, finds herself unable to pay the rent of her apartment and fashion shop. Her sweetheart, Wally Wendell, is threatened with disinheritance unless he marries the daughter of a rival soap firm so as to effect a merger. Thus he joins Joan on a ship bound for South America, traveling as a stoker, along with his friend Basil and McGinnis, a cabdriver involved in a traffic accident. They are shipwrecked during a storm and make their way to a tropical island, rich in pearls and oil and lorded over by Jerry, who has educated the natives. Joan sells Jerry her costumes in exchange for the island, and when Wally's father arrives, he sanctions the marriage as a result of the transaction. Joan sells Mr. Wendell the island for $1 million, but a sudden earthquake causes the island to disappear into the ... +


Joan Wood, a modiste who has staked her fortune on a musical revue to be staged in Buenos Aires, finds herself unable to pay the rent of her apartment and fashion shop. Her sweetheart, Wally Wendell, is threatened with disinheritance unless he marries the daughter of a rival soap firm so as to effect a merger. Thus he joins Joan on a ship bound for South America, traveling as a stoker, along with his friend Basil and McGinnis, a cabdriver involved in a traffic accident. They are shipwrecked during a storm and make their way to a tropical island, rich in pearls and oil and lorded over by Jerry, who has educated the natives. Joan sells Jerry her costumes in exchange for the island, and when Wally's father arrives, he sanctions the marriage as a result of the transaction. Joan sells Mr. Wendell the island for $1 million, but a sudden earthquake causes the island to disappear into the ocean. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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