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HISTORY

Charlotte Greenwood created the role of "Letty Robbins" on Broadway and also had appeared in road company versions of the musical comedy. A silent film adaptation of the play was produced and directed by Al Christie in 1920. That version, also entitled So Long Letty , starred Grace Darmond and T. Roy Barnes (See ... More Less

Charlotte Greenwood created the role of "Letty Robbins" on Broadway and also had appeared in road company versions of the musical comedy. A silent film adaptation of the play was produced and directed by Al Christie in 1920. That version, also entitled So Long Letty , starred Grace Darmond and T. Roy Barnes (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
8 Feb 1930
p. 12.
Variety
12 Feb 1930
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orchestra cond by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical comedy So Long Letty , book by Oliver Morosco and Elmer Harris, music and lyrics by Earl Carroll (New York, 23 Oct 1916).
SONGS
"One Sweet Little Yes," "Beauty Shop," "Am I Blue?" "Let Me Have My Dreams" and "My Strongest Weakness Is You," words by Grant Clarke, music by Harry Akst
"So Long Letty," words and music by Earl Carroll
"Down Among the Sugar Cane," words by Sidney Clare and Charles Tobias, music by Peter DeRose.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1929
Copyright Number:
LP820
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone, Produced with Western Electric Apparatus
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
64
Length(in feet):
5,865
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Uncle Claude, an eccentric millionaire, brings his flapper granddaughters, Ruth and Sally, to a fashionable beach hotel, where he is accosted by Letty Robbins, a beauty parlor solicitor. Infuriated by her tactics, he calls upon the "personality man," Harry Miller, a would-be singer who charms the girls; Claude rushes into the adjoining suite to find Clarence De Brie, a composer, who tries to induce him to produce his new opera; and back in his own suite, he encounters Joe Casey, who wants to give him swimming lessons; thus he resolves to escape to the beauty salon. Later, Letty and Tom decide to swap partners with their neighbors Harry and Grace; complications ensue when Claude, who is Harry's uncle, arrives with his granddaughters; and when they are all booked in a raid on their "wild party," the judge straightens out ... +


Uncle Claude, an eccentric millionaire, brings his flapper granddaughters, Ruth and Sally, to a fashionable beach hotel, where he is accosted by Letty Robbins, a beauty parlor solicitor. Infuriated by her tactics, he calls upon the "personality man," Harry Miller, a would-be singer who charms the girls; Claude rushes into the adjoining suite to find Clarence De Brie, a composer, who tries to induce him to produce his new opera; and back in his own suite, he encounters Joe Casey, who wants to give him swimming lessons; thus he resolves to escape to the beauty salon. Later, Letty and Tom decide to swap partners with their neighbors Harry and Grace; complications ensue when Claude, who is Harry's uncle, arrives with his granddaughters; and when they are all booked in a raid on their "wild party," the judge straightens out matters. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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