Is Everybody Happy? (1929)

110 mins | Drama | 19 October 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
2 Nov 29
p. 14.
Variety
6 Nov 29
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Story, scen and dial
Story, scen and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"Wouldn't It Be Wonderful?" "I'm the Medicine Man for the Blues," "New Orleans" and "Samoa," by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst
"In the Land of Jazz" and "Start the Band," by Ted Lewis
"St. Louis Blues," by W. C. Handy
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SONGS
"Wouldn't It Be Wonderful?" "I'm the Medicine Man for the Blues," "New Orleans" and "Samoa," by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst
"In the Land of Jazz" and "Start the Band," by Ted Lewis
"St. Louis Blues," by W. C. Handy
"Tiger Rag," music by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, lyrics by Harry DeCosta.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
19 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP749
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
110
Length(in feet):
7,311
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Victor Molnár, an orchestra conductor in Budapest, retires and emigrates to the United States with his wife and young son, Ted, who takes with him a prized violin presented to him by Emperor Franz Joseph. They rent an inexpensive apartment in New York, and Ted looks up Lena, his former sweetheart, now a member of the Ziegfeld Follies. Ashamed of Ted's appearance, she greets him coolly. Ted is unable to find work with a symphony orchestra, and, faced with overdue rent, he borrows money on the precious violin, telling the family he has a job. Meanwhile, he practices the saxophone in the park, where he meets Gail, who is employed by a theatrical manager. When his parents discover him playing jazz in a Hungarian café, they are outraged and his father is heartbroken. Aided by Gail, Ted forms his own jazz band and becomes a star, and a family reconciliation takes place on Christmas ... +


Victor Molnár, an orchestra conductor in Budapest, retires and emigrates to the United States with his wife and young son, Ted, who takes with him a prized violin presented to him by Emperor Franz Joseph. They rent an inexpensive apartment in New York, and Ted looks up Lena, his former sweetheart, now a member of the Ziegfeld Follies. Ashamed of Ted's appearance, she greets him coolly. Ted is unable to find work with a symphony orchestra, and, faced with overdue rent, he borrows money on the precious violin, telling the family he has a job. Meanwhile, he practices the saxophone in the park, where he meets Gail, who is employed by a theatrical manager. When his parents discover him playing jazz in a Hungarian café, they are outraged and his father is heartbroken. Aided by Gail, Ted forms his own jazz band and becomes a star, and a family reconciliation takes place on Christmas Day. +

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

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