Happy Days (1930)

86 mins | Musical | 2 March 1930

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff

Writer:

Sidney Lanfield

Cinematographers:

John Schmitz, Lucien Andriot

Editor:

Clyde Carruth

Production Designer:

John Ducasse Schulze

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was New Orleans Frolic. ...

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The working title of this film was New Orleans Frolic.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
22 Feb 1930
p. 36
Film Daily
16 Feb 1930
p. 8
Life
7 Mar 1930
p. 26
New York Times
10 Nov 1929
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New York Times
14 Feb 1930
p. 20
Time
24 Feb 1930
p. 54
Variety
19 Feb 1930
p. 21
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Sharon Lynn
Farrell MacDonald
Cast--Gentlemen of the Choral Ensemble:
Cast--Young Ladies of the Choral and Dancing Ensembles:
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Staged by
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
Grandeur cam
ART DIRECTOR
Jack Schulze
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"Mona," "Snake Hips" and "Crazy Feet," words and music by Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell and Archie Gottler; "Minstrel Memories" and "I'm on a Diet of Love," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Abel Baer. "We'll Build a Little World of Our Own," "A Toast to the Girl I Love" and "Dream on a Piece of Wedding Cake," words by James Brockman, music by James Hanley; "Happy Days" and "Whispering," words by Joseph McCarthy, music by James Hanley; "Vic and Eddie," words and music by Harry Stoddard and Marcy Klauber.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
New Orleans Frolic
Release Date:
2 March 1930
Premiere Information:
New York premiere at the Roxy Theatre: 13 Feb 1930; Los Angeles opening: 28 Feb 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
23 December 1929
LP1009
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
gauge
35mm
gauge
70mm (Grandeur)
Duration(in mins):
86
Length(in feet):
7,526
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Margie is a soubrette on Col. Billy Batchers's Mississippi riverboat, and though she is in love with Dick, the colonel's grandson, she longs to seek her fortune in New York City. When the showboat is in danger of going broke, Margie goes to the city to call on the star troupers who formerly served their apprenticeship under the colonel and asks their aid. All the stars agree to stage a benefit in Memphis, and when they gather for the event Margie is reunited with her ...

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Margie is a soubrette on Col. Billy Batchers's Mississippi riverboat, and though she is in love with Dick, the colonel's grandson, she longs to seek her fortune in New York City. When the showboat is in danger of going broke, Margie goes to the city to call on the star troupers who formerly served their apprenticeship under the colonel and asks their aid. All the stars agree to stage a benefit in Memphis, and when they gather for the event Margie is reunited with her sweetheart.

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

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