Love in the Rough (1930)

Musical comedy | 6 September 1930

Director:

Charles F. Reisner

Writer:

Sarah Y. Mason

Cinematographer:

Henry Sharp

Editor:

Basil Wrangell

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

Referring to the film by its working title, Like Kelly Can, the 1 Jun 1930 FD announced that the forthcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. (M-G-M) release had recently begun principal photography. The musical was based on the 1925 play, Spring Fever, by Vincent Lawrence. In 1927, M-G-M released a silent adaptation with musical interludes, titled Spring Fever, starring William Haines and Joan Crawford, and directed by Edward Sedgwick (see entry).
       Tom McGuire, The Baltimore Trio, Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker, and Wilber Mack were added to the cast, according to FD, and the 21 Jun 1930 and 28 Jun 1930 issues of Hollywood Filmograph.
       The Sep 1930 Screenland reported that location filming took place at Lake Norconian Club in Norco, CA, east of Los Angeles, CA, where golf course sequences were shot.
       Hollywood Filmograph indicated that director Charles F. Riesner was nearly finished filming on 21 Jun 1930. About one month later, the title change to Love in the Rough was announced in the 30 Jul 1930 Var.
       The 16 Aug 1930 Motion Picture News review listed a 6 Sep 1930 release date. The picture opened in New York City at the Capitol Theatre on 26 Sep 1930, as stated in the 1 Oct 1930 Var review. Both reviews were critical ofLove in the Rough, deeming the 1927 adaptation the superior version. Motion Picture News complained that the remake was "spotty," lacked continuity, and would benefit from editing. ...

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Referring to the film by its working title, Like Kelly Can, the 1 Jun 1930 FD announced that the forthcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. (M-G-M) release had recently begun principal photography. The musical was based on the 1925 play, Spring Fever, by Vincent Lawrence. In 1927, M-G-M released a silent adaptation with musical interludes, titled Spring Fever, starring William Haines and Joan Crawford, and directed by Edward Sedgwick (see entry).
       Tom McGuire, The Baltimore Trio, Earl "Snake Hips" Tucker, and Wilber Mack were added to the cast, according to FD, and the 21 Jun 1930 and 28 Jun 1930 issues of Hollywood Filmograph.
       The Sep 1930 Screenland reported that location filming took place at Lake Norconian Club in Norco, CA, east of Los Angeles, CA, where golf course sequences were shot.
       Hollywood Filmograph indicated that director Charles F. Riesner was nearly finished filming on 21 Jun 1930. About one month later, the title change to Love in the Rough was announced in the 30 Jul 1930 Var.
       The 16 Aug 1930 Motion Picture News review listed a 6 Sep 1930 release date. The picture opened in New York City at the Capitol Theatre on 26 Sep 1930, as stated in the 1 Oct 1930 Var review. Both reviews were critical ofLove in the Rough, deeming the 1927 adaptation the superior version. Motion Picture News complained that the remake was "spotty," lacked continuity, and would benefit from editing.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Jun 1930
p. 4
Film Daily
28 Sep 1930
p. 11
Hollywood Filmograph
21 Jun 1930
p. 22, 31
Hollywood Filmograph
28 Jun 1930
p. 14
Motion Picture News
16 Aug 1930
pp. 49-50
New York Times
27 Sep 1930
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Screenland
Sep 1930
pp. 88-89, 124, 128
Variety
30 Jul 1930
p. 110
Variety
1 Oct 1930
p. 34
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Joe Farnham
Dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Spring Fever by Vincent Lawrence (New York, 3 Aug 1925).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"I'm Doin' That Thing," "I'm Learning a Lot From You," "Go Home and Tell Your Mother," "Like Kelly Can" and "One More Waltz," words by Dorothy Fields, music by Jimmy McHugh.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Like Kelly Can
Release Date:
6 September 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 Sep 1930
Production Date:
late May or early Jun--late Jun 1930
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
8 October 1930
LP1618
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,785
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
GENRE


Subject

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

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