Broadway Scandals (1929)

73 mins | Musical | 10 November 1929

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writer:

Gladys Lehman

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Harry Jackson

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
30 Oct 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Stage dir
Stage dir
Asst dir
Dial dir
Dial dir
PRODUCER
Prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
Sd mixing eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"What Is Life Without Love?" music and lyrics by Fred Thompson, David Franklin, Jack Stone and Jack Stern
"Does an Elephant Love Peanuts?" music and lyrics by James F. Hanley
"Can You Read in My Eyes," music and lyrics by Sam Coslow
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SONGS
"What Is Life Without Love?" music and lyrics by Fred Thompson, David Franklin, Jack Stone and Jack Stern
"Does an Elephant Love Peanuts?" music and lyrics by James F. Hanley
"Can You Read in My Eyes," music and lyrics by Sam Coslow
"Love's the Cause of All My Blues," music and lyrics by Joe Trent and Charles Daniels
"Would I Love to Love You," music and lyrics by Dave Dreyer and Sidney Clare
"Rhythm of the Tambourine," music and lyrics by David Franklin
"Kickin' the Blues Away," music and lyrics by David Franklin and James F. Hanley.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
10 November 1929
Production Date:
New York opening: 28 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP931
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,108 ft.
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
6,950
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When his vaudeville revue goes broke in a tank town, song-and-dance man Ted Howard spends his last cent to send his girls back to New York, while Mary, who loves him, remains and suggests they finance a new act with her savings. Established in an actors' boardinghouse in New York, Ted and Mary get only small town bookings. Then Ted, invited by Jack Lane to sing over the radio, meets musical star Valeska, who decides to make him her leading man. Mary overhears him refuse her offer, decides to leave the act, and joins the chorus of Valeska's show. Through Ted's influence, Mary scores a hit in an impersonation number, arousing Valeska's jealousy. When she has Mary discharged, Ted follows and reorganizes the old ... +


When his vaudeville revue goes broke in a tank town, song-and-dance man Ted Howard spends his last cent to send his girls back to New York, while Mary, who loves him, remains and suggests they finance a new act with her savings. Established in an actors' boardinghouse in New York, Ted and Mary get only small town bookings. Then Ted, invited by Jack Lane to sing over the radio, meets musical star Valeska, who decides to make him her leading man. Mary overhears him refuse her offer, decides to leave the act, and joins the chorus of Valeska's show. Through Ted's influence, Mary scores a hit in an impersonation number, arousing Valeska's jealousy. When she has Mary discharged, Ted follows and reorganizes the old act. +

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

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