My Man (1928)

99 mins | Musical | 15 December 1928

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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 19 Jun 1928.
       My Man marked the first feature film appearance of Broadway singer and comedian Fanny Brice (1891--1951). Some of the songs Brice sang in the film, including "My Man" and "Second-Hand Rose," were songs that she made famous in the Ziegfeld Follies. Brice also sang "My Man" in the 1936 M-G-M film The Great Ziegfeld (see above), in which she appeared as herself.
       Brice's life was the subject of the Broadway musical Funny Girl , that subsequently was made in the 1968 Columbia release of the same title. A sequel to the first film, Funny Lady was released by Columbia in 1975 (see entries above). Barbra Streisand appeared as Brice in both ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 19 Jun 1928.
       My Man marked the first feature film appearance of Broadway singer and comedian Fanny Brice (1891--1951). Some of the songs Brice sang in the film, including "My Man" and "Second-Hand Rose," were songs that she made famous in the Ziegfeld Follies. Brice also sang "My Man" in the 1936 M-G-M film The Great Ziegfeld (see above), in which she appeared as herself.
       Brice's life was the subject of the Broadway musical Funny Girl , that subsequently was made in the 1968 Columbia release of the same title. A sequel to the first film, Funny Lady was released by Columbia in 1975 (see entries above). Barbra Streisand appeared as Brice in both films. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
3 Dec 1928.
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New York Times
22 Dec 1928
p. 14.
Variety
26 Dec 1928
p. 11.
CAST
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SOURCES
SONGS
"Second-Hand Rose," words by Grant Clarke, music by James Hanley
"My Man ( Mon homme )," French lyrics by A. Willemetz and Jacques Charles, English adaptation by Channing Pollack, music by Maurice Yvain
"If You Want the Rainbow,(You Must Have the Rain,)" words by Billy Rose and Mort Dixon, music by Oscar Levant
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SONGS
"Second-Hand Rose," words by Grant Clarke, music by James Hanley
"My Man ( Mon homme )," French lyrics by A. Willemetz and Jacques Charles, English adaptation by Channing Pollack, music by Maurice Yvain
"If You Want the Rainbow,(You Must Have the Rain,)" words by Billy Rose and Mort Dixon, music by Oscar Levant
"I'm an Indian," words by Blanche Merrill, music by Leo Edwards
"I Was a Florodora Baby," words by Ballard MacDonald, music by Harry Carroll
"I'd Rather Be Blue Over You Than Be Happy with Somebody Else," words by Billy Rose, music by Fred Fisher.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 December 1928
Production Date:
began 19 June 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25926
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score, sd eff, and talking seq by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 12 Jan 1929; 6,136 ft.
Duration(in mins):
99
Length(in feet):
9,247
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Fannie Brand, an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey, a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna. Fannie auditions for Landau, a theatrical producer, and goes on the roadway stage. Fannie is a great success, and she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's ... +


Fannie Brand, an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey, a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna. Fannie auditions for Landau, a theatrical producer, and goes on the roadway stage. Fannie is a great success, and she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's arms. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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