Top Speed (1930)

71 mins | Comedy | 24 August 1930

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
31 Aug 1930.
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New York Times
30 Aug 1930
p. 7.
Variety
3 Sep 1930
p. 41.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
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LITERARY
Based on the play Top Speed , book by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Guy Bolton, music by Harry Ruby, lyrics by Bert Kalmar (New York, 25 Dec 1929).
SONGS
"Goodness Gracious," "I'll Know and She'll Know," "Keep Your Undershirt On," "Reaching for the Moon," "What Would I Care?" and "Sweeter Than You," words and music by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
"As Long As I Have You and You Have Me" and "Looking for the Lovelight in the Dark," words by Al Dubin, music by Joe Burke.
COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
24 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 September 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1552
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
7,200
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the fashionable Lackawanna Lodge, where they are spending the last day of their vacation, bond clerks Jerry and Elmer decide to stay for another day to watch the speedboat race. At the last minute, Rollins, a boat owner, fires his pilot and induces Jerry to substitute and throw the race. Jerry then plans to accept half the payoff which Elmer, having boasted of being a millionaire, bets on Rollins' boat. Jerry wins the race but is confronted by a sheriff who claims that he and Elmer are wanted for the theft of a bond; but Elmer, who finds the missing certificate, turns it over to the sheriff. Then, with sighs of relief, both boys embrace their ... +


At the fashionable Lackawanna Lodge, where they are spending the last day of their vacation, bond clerks Jerry and Elmer decide to stay for another day to watch the speedboat race. At the last minute, Rollins, a boat owner, fires his pilot and induces Jerry to substitute and throw the race. Jerry then plans to accept half the payoff which Elmer, having boasted of being a millionaire, bets on Rollins' boat. Jerry wins the race but is confronted by a sheriff who claims that he and Elmer are wanted for the theft of a bond; but Elmer, who finds the missing certificate, turns it over to the sheriff. Then, with sighs of relief, both boys embrace their girls. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
with songs


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

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