Queen High (1930)

75 mins | Musical comedy | 23 August 1930

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HISTORY

A Pair of Sixes had been adapted into a 1918 Essanay silent comedy directed by Lawrence K. Spoor and starring Taylor Holmes and Robert Conness. The play also served as the basis for a 1937 RKO production entitled On Again--Off Again directed by Edward Cline and starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (see entries above). ...

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A Pair of Sixes had been adapted into a 1918 Essanay silent comedy directed by Lawrence K. Spoor and starring Taylor Holmes and Robert Conness. The play also served as the basis for a 1937 RKO production entitled On Again--Off Again directed by Edward Cline and starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (see entries above).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
18 May 1930
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New York Times
9 Aug 1930
p. 16
Variety
13 Aug 1930
p. 15
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LITERARY
Based on the musical play Queen High , book by Laurence Schwab and B. G. DeSylva, music by Lewis E. Gensler, lyrics by B. G. DeSylva (New York, 8 Sep 1926), which was adapted from the play A Pair of Sixes by Edward Henry Peple (New York, 17 Mar 1914).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
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SONGS
"I Love the Girls in My Own Peculiar Way," words by E. Y. Harburg, music by Henry Souvain; "Seems to Me," words by Dick Howard, music by Ralph Rainger and Arthur Schwartz; "I'm Afraid," words by Edward Eliscu, music by Ralph Rainger and Arthur Schwartz "Brother Just Laugh It Off," words and music by E. Y. Harburg, Arthur Schwartz and Ralph Rainger; "Everything Will Happen for the Best," words by B. G. DeSylva, music by Lewis E. Gensler.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 August 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 Aug 1930
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Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Publix Corp.
22 August 1930
LP1510
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
7,905
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Business partners T. Boggs Johns and George Nettleton, who operate a garter-manufacturing business, are so constantly at odds that their lawyer, Cyrus Vanderholt, proposes that they settle their differences by a hand of draw poker; the winner is to take over the business for a year and the loser to become a butler in the household of the other. Meanwhile, Nettleton gives his niece, Polly Rockwell, a stenographic position, as Johns had previously hired his nephew, Dick. Johns loses the game; and when Florence, his fiancée, shows up as a guest at Nettleton's home, complications ensue as he is pursued by Coddles, the maid. Meanwhile Dick and Polly fall in love, and Polly suggests that Johns pretend to be happy under his new "master" and flirt with his wife. Nettleton becomes extremely jealous. When the partners find that the agreement is not legally binding, they unite in chasing out the rascally ...

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Business partners T. Boggs Johns and George Nettleton, who operate a garter-manufacturing business, are so constantly at odds that their lawyer, Cyrus Vanderholt, proposes that they settle their differences by a hand of draw poker; the winner is to take over the business for a year and the loser to become a butler in the household of the other. Meanwhile, Nettleton gives his niece, Polly Rockwell, a stenographic position, as Johns had previously hired his nephew, Dick. Johns loses the game; and when Florence, his fiancée, shows up as a guest at Nettleton's home, complications ensue as he is pursued by Coddles, the maid. Meanwhile Dick and Polly fall in love, and Polly suggests that Johns pretend to be happy under his new "master" and flirt with his wife. Nettleton becomes extremely jealous. When the partners find that the agreement is not legally binding, they unite in chasing out the rascally lawyer.

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