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According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 1 Aug ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 1 Aug 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
10 Feb 1929.
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New York Times
5 Feb 1929
p. 26.
Variety
4 Feb 1929
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 January 1929
Production Date:
began 1 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25891
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,288 ft.
Length(in feet):
6,621
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Buddy Long, the beautiful daughter of a newspaper publisher who is conducting an antispeeding campaign, is arrested for speeding and, giving the assumed name of Mary Jones, is paroled into the custody of Assistant District Attorney Darrow. The county vs. "Mary Jones" becomes a test case, and Colonel Long, Buddy's father, goes to Darrow's apartment unexpectedly one evening to meet the girl. Buddy and Darrow learn he is coming, and Buddy escapes by a window; Darrow persuades a dimwitted slavey to impersonate "Mary Jones," and Colonel Long, none the wiser, decides that the girl is a mental case. Buddy and Darrow fall in love and receive her father's permission to be married, never letting on that "Mary Jones" and Buddy are one and the ... +


Buddy Long, the beautiful daughter of a newspaper publisher who is conducting an antispeeding campaign, is arrested for speeding and, giving the assumed name of Mary Jones, is paroled into the custody of Assistant District Attorney Darrow. The county vs. "Mary Jones" becomes a test case, and Colonel Long, Buddy's father, goes to Darrow's apartment unexpectedly one evening to meet the girl. Buddy and Darrow learn he is coming, and Buddy escapes by a window; Darrow persuades a dimwitted slavey to impersonate "Mary Jones," and Colonel Long, none the wiser, decides that the girl is a mental case. Buddy and Darrow fall in love and receive her father's permission to be married, never letting on that "Mary Jones" and Buddy are one and the same. +

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

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