The Rainbow Man (1929)

96 mins | Comedy-drama | 18 May 1929

Director:

Fred Newmeyer

Writer:

George Crone

Cinematographer:

Jack MacKenzie

Editor:

J. R. Crone

Production Company:

Sono-Art Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Rainbow Man was 1 Feb ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Rainbow Man was 1 Feb 1929. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Film Daily
14 Apr 1929.
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New York Times
17 Apr 1929
p. 30.
Variety
24 Apr 1929
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"Little Pal" and "Rainbow Man," words and music by Eddie Dowling and James F. Hanley
"Sleepy Valley," words by Andrew B. Sterling, music by James F. Hanley
"Tambourine Tune," words by Jean Herbert, music by James F. Hanley.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 May 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 16 April 1929
Production Date:
began 1 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1929
Copyright Number:
LP390
Duration(in mins):
96
Length(in feet):
8,630
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Rainbow Ryan, a minstrel performer, adopts Billy Ryan, the son of an acrobat friend who is killed while performing on stage. Playing in a small town, Rainbow falls in love with Mary Land, the daughter of a strict hotelkeeper who disapproves of all theatrical people. Rainbow moves on with the show, and Mary belatedly discovers that Billy is the child of her dead sister. Mary goes after Rainbow, and he sends Billy back home with her, renouncing his love for her for fear of going against her father's command that she have nothing to do with entertainers. The minstrel show is booked into a small town near Mary's, however, and Billy runs away to see Rainbow. Mary follows, and she and Rainbow are ... +


Rainbow Ryan, a minstrel performer, adopts Billy Ryan, the son of an acrobat friend who is killed while performing on stage. Playing in a small town, Rainbow falls in love with Mary Land, the daughter of a strict hotelkeeper who disapproves of all theatrical people. Rainbow moves on with the show, and Mary belatedly discovers that Billy is the child of her dead sister. Mary goes after Rainbow, and he sends Billy back home with her, renouncing his love for her for fear of going against her father's command that she have nothing to do with entertainers. The minstrel show is booked into a small town near Mary's, however, and Billy runs away to see Rainbow. Mary follows, and she and Rainbow are reunited. +

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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