Oh, For a Man (1930)

78 mins | Comedy-drama | 14 December 1930

Director:

Hamilton MacFadden

Cinematographer:

Charles G. Clarke

Production Designer:

Stephen Goosson

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Reviews in FD and various contemporary newspapers listed the film's title as Oh, for a Man! . According to reviews, Jeanette MacDonald sang one "operatic" song in the film. Modern sources list the song as "Liebestod" from the Richard Wagner opera Tristan und Isolde ... More Less

Reviews in FD and various contemporary newspapers listed the film's title as Oh, for a Man! . According to reviews, Jeanette MacDonald sang one "operatic" song in the film. Modern sources list the song as "Liebestod" from the Richard Wagner opera Tristan und Isolde .

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Nov 1930.
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Variety
3 Dec 1930
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Stolen Thunder" by Mary T. Watkins in The Saturday Evening Post (7 Jun 1930).
SONGS
"I'm Just Nuts About You," words and music by William Kernell.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 December 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 29 November 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1720
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
7,800
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Opera singer Carlotta Manson catches Barney McGann burglarizing her apartment one evening, and thinking he has possibilities as a singer, she decides to give him a chance. With her wiles and prestige she arranges singing lessons for him through her impresario, but Barney decidedly has little aptitude as a professional singer. He is about to give up the entire project when Carlotta confesses that she is in love with him. They marry and go to Italy, where she presents him with a villa in the mountains overlooking a lake; but he longs for his friends in New York and eventually deserts her. Heartbroken, Carlotta returns to opera; and when she sings poorly at her New York opening, Barney reproves her for a poor showing and with a little persuasion decides to stay with ... +


Opera singer Carlotta Manson catches Barney McGann burglarizing her apartment one evening, and thinking he has possibilities as a singer, she decides to give him a chance. With her wiles and prestige she arranges singing lessons for him through her impresario, but Barney decidedly has little aptitude as a professional singer. He is about to give up the entire project when Carlotta confesses that she is in love with him. They marry and go to Italy, where she presents him with a villa in the mountains overlooking a lake; but he longs for his friends in New York and eventually deserts her. Heartbroken, Carlotta returns to opera; and when she sings poorly at her New York opening, Barney reproves her for a poor showing and with a little persuasion decides to stay with her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

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

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