Finders Keepers (1928)

68 mins | Comedy | 11 March 1928

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writer:

Joseph Poland

Cinematographer:

Virgil E. Miller

Editor:

Lee Halen

Production Designer:

Charles D. Hall

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Actor William Gorman was listed as playing the role of "Bozo"in contemporary sources, but no such character appears in the film. It is likely that this citation was from a pre-release credit list and the character "Bozo" would appear to be the character named "B. B. Brown" and played by Jack Oakie in the released film. William Gorman's appearance in the final film has not been ... More Less

Actor William Gorman was listed as playing the role of "Bozo"in contemporary sources, but no such character appears in the film. It is likely that this citation was from a pre-release credit list and the character "Bozo" would appear to be the character named "B. B. Brown" and played by Jack Oakie in the released film. William Gorman's appearance in the final film has not been determined. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Mar 1928.
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Kinematograph Weekly
16 Feb 1928
pp. 52-53.
Los Angeles Times
11 Mar 1928
p. C15.
Los Angeles Times
16 Jul 1928
p. A7.
New York Times
5 Mar 1928
p. 51.
Variety
7 Mar 1928
p. 23.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Wesley Ruggles Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Prod supv
WRITERS
Adpt and cont
Story supv
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Make Them Happy" by Mary Roberts Rinehart in The Saturday Evening Post (4 Oct 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 March 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 March 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP24886
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
with tinted sequences
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,081
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Barbara Hastings, a colonel's daughter, falls in love with Carter Brooks, one of the soldiers in her father's training camp. On the day that the two decide to get married the regiment is ordered overseas. Unable to get into camp as a civilian, but determined to be near Carter, Barbara dresses in a soldier's uniform and joins the ranks. Her father perceives her disguise but gives the couple permission to be married by the Army chaplain before the troop train leaves. However, Barbara arrives late and has to run to catch the train. She manages to get on the rear car, but falls off before the wedding ceremony is completed. When Carter returns from Europe the Chaplain asks the couple where they left off in the ceremony, and Barbara says "the part where he promises to obey," and the wedding ... +


Barbara Hastings, a colonel's daughter, falls in love with Carter Brooks, one of the soldiers in her father's training camp. On the day that the two decide to get married the regiment is ordered overseas. Unable to get into camp as a civilian, but determined to be near Carter, Barbara dresses in a soldier's uniform and joins the ranks. Her father perceives her disguise but gives the couple permission to be married by the Army chaplain before the troop train leaves. However, Barbara arrives late and has to run to catch the train. She manages to get on the rear car, but falls off before the wedding ceremony is completed. When Carter returns from Europe the Chaplain asks the couple where they left off in the ceremony, and Barbara says "the part where he promises to obey," and the wedding continues. +

GENRE
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Subject

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

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