Puttin' on the Ritz (1930)

90 mins | Drama, Documentary | 1 March 1930

Director:

Edward Sloman

Cinematographer:

Ray June

Editor:

Hal C. Kern

Production Designers:

William Cameron Menzies, Park French

Production Company:

United Artists Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
22 Feb 1930
p. 36.
Film Daily
16 Feb 1930
p..
New York Times
15 Feb 1930
p. 15.
New Yorker
22 Feb 1930
p. 80.
Time
19 Feb 1930
p. 21.
Variety
19 Feb 1930
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus arr
SOUND
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"With You," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Puttin' On the Ritz," words and music by Irving Berlin
"There's Danger in Your Eyes," words and music by Harry Richman, Jack Meskill and Pete Wendling
"Singing a Vagabond Song," words and music by Harry Richman, Sam Messenheimer and Val Burton.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 14 February 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Copyright Date:
1 March 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1175
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,225
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Harry Raymond, a washed-up vaudevillian, takes a job as song promoter for the Wagner music publishers. He is unable, however, to convince them his song ideas are worthwhile, and his conceit over a song submitted by showgirl Dolores Fenton gets him fired. His friend Jim, Dolores, and her friend Goldie work up an act that gets playing time until Harry riles the audience into a free-for-all. Then they split into duo teams and Harry and Dolores become a Broadway sensation with their number "With You." They become engaged, but prosperity goes to Harry's head, and he takes up with Mrs. Van Renssler, a thrill-mad socialite, and scorns his former friends at a Christmas Eve party. In a drunken frenzy, he is temporarily blinded by bad liquor but conceals his condition from Dolores. Jim takes him to the opening night of her show, and when the audience insists that she sing "With You," Harry joins her in the song from the balcony. Later, she forgives him, and they are happily ... +


Harry Raymond, a washed-up vaudevillian, takes a job as song promoter for the Wagner music publishers. He is unable, however, to convince them his song ideas are worthwhile, and his conceit over a song submitted by showgirl Dolores Fenton gets him fired. His friend Jim, Dolores, and her friend Goldie work up an act that gets playing time until Harry riles the audience into a free-for-all. Then they split into duo teams and Harry and Dolores become a Broadway sensation with their number "With You." They become engaged, but prosperity goes to Harry's head, and he takes up with Mrs. Van Renssler, a thrill-mad socialite, and scorns his former friends at a Christmas Eve party. In a drunken frenzy, he is temporarily blinded by bad liquor but conceals his condition from Dolores. Jim takes him to the opening night of her show, and when the audience insists that she sing "With You," Harry joins her in the song from the balcony. Later, she forgives him, and they are happily reunited. +

GENRE
Genres:
Sub-genre:
Show business, with songs


Subject

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

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