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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Jan 1929.
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New York Times
25 Feb 29
p. 16.
Variety
9 Jan 1929
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir sd seq
WRITERS
Dial and titles
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
MUSIC
Mus score
Mus cond
SOURCES
SONGS
"Lucky Boy" and "My Mother's Eyes," by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer
"Old Man Sunshine," "My Real Sweetheart" and "Bouquet of Memories," by Lewis Young and William Axt
"My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now," by Irving Caesar and Cliff Friend
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SONGS
"Lucky Boy" and "My Mother's Eyes," by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer
"Old Man Sunshine," "My Real Sweetheart" and "Bouquet of Memories," by Lewis Young and William Axt
"My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now," by Irving Caesar and Cliff Friend
"California Here I Come," by Al Jolson, B. G. DeSylva and Joseph Meyer.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 February 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP100
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by RCA Photophone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,708
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Georgie Jessel, a Jewish jeweler's son from the Bronx, wants to break into show business. After being turned down by several theatrical managers, he makes plans to put on a show of his own by renting a neighborhood theater for one night. Georgie sells tickets to friends and neighbors, but there is not enough money to pay the full rent and he must call off the show. Humiliated, Georgie goes to San Francisco, where he becomes a success singing in a nightclub and falls in love with Eleanor Ellis. When his mother falls ill, Georgie returns to the East and becomes a star in a Broadway musical comedy. After a special kindness to Eleanor's mother, Georgie receives her long-withheld permission to marry Eleanor, thereby making his happiness ... +


Georgie Jessel, a Jewish jeweler's son from the Bronx, wants to break into show business. After being turned down by several theatrical managers, he makes plans to put on a show of his own by renting a neighborhood theater for one night. Georgie sells tickets to friends and neighbors, but there is not enough money to pay the full rent and he must call off the show. Humiliated, Georgie goes to San Francisco, where he becomes a success singing in a nightclub and falls in love with Eleanor Ellis. When his mother falls ill, Georgie returns to the East and becomes a star in a Broadway musical comedy. After a special kindness to Eleanor's mother, Georgie receives her long-withheld permission to marry Eleanor, thereby making his happiness complete. +

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