A Song of Kentucky (1929)

Romance | 10 November 1929

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Charles G. Clarke

Editor:

Carl Carruth

Production Designer:

William Darling

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a 6 Aug 1929 LAT news item, the film's working title was The Meal Ticket . Some print ads for the film include the taglines "Book, Lyrics and Music by Conrad, Mitchel and Gottler" and "adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan." It is possible that Brennan's story was based on an unproduced musical play by the three ... More Less

According to a 6 Aug 1929 LAT news item, the film's working title was The Meal Ticket . Some print ads for the film include the taglines "Book, Lyrics and Music by Conrad, Mitchel and Gottler" and "adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan." It is possible that Brennan's story was based on an unproduced musical play by the three songwriters. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Dec 1929.
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Los Angeles Times
6 Aug 1929
p. A6.
Los Angeles Times
22 Nov 1929
p. 13.
NBR Magazine
Nov 1929
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Staged by
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sitting by the Window" and "A Night of Happiness," words and music by Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell and Archie Gottler.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Meal Ticket
Release Date:
10 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP802
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,125
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

"Jerry, a young song writer, falls in love with Lee Coleman, a wealthy Southern girl. She is being forced into marriage with a fortune hunter who upon learning of her infatuation pays a former vaudeville partner of Jerry's to frame him. Stunned by what she believes to be the truth, Lee goes back to Kentucky and there she makes a wager with her would-be fiancé that if her horse does not win the Derby she will marry him. She loses her wager and on the eve of her wedding she slips away to attend a concert where Jerry directs his own symphony. At the close of the concert the girl who had caused the trouble confesses and so Lee and Jerry are happy." ( National Board of Review Magazine, Nov 1929, ... +


"Jerry, a young song writer, falls in love with Lee Coleman, a wealthy Southern girl. She is being forced into marriage with a fortune hunter who upon learning of her infatuation pays a former vaudeville partner of Jerry's to frame him. Stunned by what she believes to be the truth, Lee goes back to Kentucky and there she makes a wager with her would-be fiancé that if her horse does not win the Derby she will marry him. She loses her wager and on the eve of her wedding she slips away to attend a concert where Jerry directs his own symphony. At the close of the concert the girl who had caused the trouble confesses and so Lee and Jerry are happy." ( National Board of Review Magazine, Nov 1929, p20.) +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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