Chasing Rainbows (1930)

100 mins | Musical comedy | 10 January 1930

Director:

Charles F. Reisner

Cinematographer:

Ira Morgan

Editor:

George Hively

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was The Road Show ... More Less

The film's working title was The Road Show . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
22 Feb 1930
p. 13.
Variety
26 Feb 1930
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
Sd asst
SOURCES
SONGS
"Happy Days are Here Again," "Poor But Honest," "My Dynamic Personality," "Everybody Tap," "Lucky Me, Lovable You" and "I Got a Feeling For You," words by Jack Yellen, music by Milton Ager
"Love Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," words by Joe Goodwin, music by Louis Alter
"Do I Know What I'm Doing?" words and music by Leo Robin, Sam Coslow and Richard A. Whiting.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Road Show
Release Date:
10 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP975
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
100
Length(in feet):
8,100
Length(in reels):
11
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Carlie and Terry constitute a vaudeville team in a traveling musical show; also in the company are Eddie, the stage manager; Bonnie, a comedienne; and Polly, the wardrobe mistress. Terry's habit of constantly falling in love with the leading lady causes him to marry Daphne, a two-timing songstress. When he finds her with another man, Eddie threatens to kill himself, but his little partner reassures him that "Happy Days Are Here Again," and the show goes ... +


Carlie and Terry constitute a vaudeville team in a traveling musical show; also in the company are Eddie, the stage manager; Bonnie, a comedienne; and Polly, the wardrobe mistress. Terry's habit of constantly falling in love with the leading lady causes him to marry Daphne, a two-timing songstress. When he finds her with another man, Eddie threatens to kill himself, but his little partner reassures him that "Happy Days Are Here Again," and the show goes on. +

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

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