No, No, Nanette (1930)

98 mins | Musical comedy | 16 February 1930

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HISTORY

In 1940, RKO produced another adaptation of the play, No, No Nanette . That film was directed by Herbert Wilcox and starred Anna Neagle and Richard Carlson (See ... More Less

In 1940, RKO produced another adaptation of the play, No, No Nanette . That film was directed by Herbert Wilcox and starred Anna Neagle and Richard Carlson (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
11 Jan 1930
p. 32.
Film Daily
12 Jan 1930
p. 12.
Life
31 Jan 1930
p. 22.
New York Times
4 Jan 1930
p. 21.
New Yorker
11 Jan 1930
p. 72.
Variety
8 Jan 1930
p. 89.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
Prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance numbers
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical No! No! Nanette by Frank Mandel, Otto Harbach, Vincent Youmans and Emil Nyitray, words and music by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach and Vincent Youmans (New York, 16 Sep 1925).
SONGS
"No, No, Nanette," words by Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans
"Tea for Two" and "I Want to Be Happy," words by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans
"King of the Air" and "Dancing to Heaven," words and music by Al Bryan and Ed Ward
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SONGS
"No, No, Nanette," words by Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans
"Tea for Two" and "I Want to Be Happy," words by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans
"King of the Air" and "Dancing to Heaven," words and music by Al Bryan and Ed Ward
"As Long As I'm With You," words and music by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst
"Dance of the Wooden Shoes," words and music by Ned Washington, Herb Magidson and Michael Cleary.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
16 February 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 3 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1166
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
98
Length(in feet):
9,100
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Tom, who has written a musical show for his sweetheart, Nanette, is unable to find a producer who will star Nanette. After weeks of searching, she persuades James Smith, a millionaire Bible publisher and former friend of her father's, to back the show, though without the consent of Smith's stingy, old-fashioned spouse. In his desire to help, Smith pays the bills of two chorus girls; but Early, their manager, fails to give them the money; his suspicious wife, Lucille, notifies Mrs. Smith, who hires detectives to watch him. Smith goes to Atlantic City for the show, followed by Early and the wives, who take a liking to Nanette. Complications ensue when they meet the chorus girls, but the men claim to be amateur talent scouts and are forgiven when the receipts come ... +


Tom, who has written a musical show for his sweetheart, Nanette, is unable to find a producer who will star Nanette. After weeks of searching, she persuades James Smith, a millionaire Bible publisher and former friend of her father's, to back the show, though without the consent of Smith's stingy, old-fashioned spouse. In his desire to help, Smith pays the bills of two chorus girls; but Early, their manager, fails to give them the money; his suspicious wife, Lucille, notifies Mrs. Smith, who hires detectives to watch him. Smith goes to Atlantic City for the show, followed by Early and the wives, who take a liking to Nanette. Complications ensue when they meet the chorus girls, but the men claim to be amateur talent scouts and are forgiven when the receipts come in. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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