Not Quite Decent (1929)

58 mins | Melodrama | 7 April 1929

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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Empty Arms, the working title of Not Quite Decent, was 4 Jan 1929. Paul Page was listed as the star, but he was not in final ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Empty Arms, the working title of Not Quite Decent, was 4 Jan 1929. Paul Page was listed as the star, but he was not in final credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Film Daily
12 May 1929.
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New York Times
6 May 1929
p. 30.
Variety
8 May 1929
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Grouch Bag," by Wallace Smith in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Dec 1926).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Empty Arms," words and music by Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell and Archie Gottler.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Empty Arms
Release Date:
7 April 1929
Production Date:
began 4 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP251
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 4,653 ft.
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
4,965
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On her way to New York for her first stage appearance, Linda Cunningham meets Mame Jarrow, a nightclub singer; Linda later drops by to hear Mame sing, accompanied by their angel, Paul Nicholson, a wealthy roué. Mame gradually comes to realize that Linda is her own daughter, from whom she was separated years before by pious relatives. Using all her wiles, Mame attempts to keep Linda from falling prey to Nicholson, and when all else fails, she sends for Jerry Connor, Linda's smalltown sweetheart. Linda returns home with Jerry, and Mame sings her heart out in smoky rooms, never disclosing to Linda that she is her ... +


On her way to New York for her first stage appearance, Linda Cunningham meets Mame Jarrow, a nightclub singer; Linda later drops by to hear Mame sing, accompanied by their angel, Paul Nicholson, a wealthy roué. Mame gradually comes to realize that Linda is her own daughter, from whom she was separated years before by pious relatives. Using all her wiles, Mame attempts to keep Linda from falling prey to Nicholson, and when all else fails, she sends for Jerry Connor, Linda's smalltown sweetheart. Linda returns home with Jerry, and Mame sings her heart out in smoky rooms, never disclosing to Linda that she is her mother. +

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