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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
30 Oct 1929
p. 29.
Variety
6 Nov 1929
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"Someone," words by Sidney Clare, music by Oscar Levant.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 November 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 October 1929
Copyright Claimants:
RKO Productions, Inc. RKO Distributing Corp.
Copyright Dates:
20 October 1929 20 October 1929
Copyright Numbers:
LP865 LP901
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
6,372
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Barry Holmes, a song writer who lives in a New York boardinghouse, is struggling day and night to finish a new song, and his neighbor, Ruth Morgan, who works in a music publishing house, agrees to help him with it. Mr. Langley, their landlord, finding them together in Barry's room, orders them to vacate the premises, threatening to keep the piano as payment for back rent, though his son Max offers to help them rescue the instrument. Music publishers Kemple and Klucke agree to take the song if the lyrics are good, but Barry is in despair when the piano is accidentally wrecked. Max gives them entry to the piano factory at night, and unsuspectingly they broadcast the song and become an overnight success. Parker, the radio station owner, finally finds Ruth, who auctions off the song, with Klucke's firm closing the sale, and the lovers are happily ... +


Barry Holmes, a song writer who lives in a New York boardinghouse, is struggling day and night to finish a new song, and his neighbor, Ruth Morgan, who works in a music publishing house, agrees to help him with it. Mr. Langley, their landlord, finding them together in Barry's room, orders them to vacate the premises, threatening to keep the piano as payment for back rent, though his son Max offers to help them rescue the instrument. Music publishers Kemple and Klucke agree to take the song if the lyrics are good, but Barry is in despair when the piano is accidentally wrecked. Max gives them entry to the piano factory at night, and unsuspectingly they broadcast the song and become an overnight success. Parker, the radio station owner, finally finds Ruth, who auctions off the song, with Klucke's firm closing the sale, and the lovers are happily united. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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