Making the Grade (1929)

63 mins | Comedy-drama | 17 February 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
28 Apr 1929.
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Variety
8 May 1929
p. 29.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Making the Grade" by George Ade in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Mar 1928).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
17 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP151
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,024 ft.
Duration(in mins):
63
Length(in feet):
5,903
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Herbert Dodsworth, the son of a small town's leading family, returns home and attempts to prove his manhood. At first he fails at everything: an address to the Royal Order of Woodchucks ends in comic disaster, and he falls overboard while fishing for tuna. Herbert falls in love with Lettie Ewing, a waitress in a tearoom, however, and finally proves himself to be as good a man as any of his successful ... +


Wealthy Herbert Dodsworth, the son of a small town's leading family, returns home and attempts to prove his manhood. At first he fails at everything: an address to the Royal Order of Woodchucks ends in comic disaster, and he falls overboard while fishing for tuna. Herbert falls in love with Lettie Ewing, a waitress in a tearoom, however, and finally proves himself to be as good a man as any of his successful ancestors. +

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Sub-genre:
Society


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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