Good News (1930)

78 mins | Musical comedy | 23 August 1930

Director:

Nick Grinde

Writer:

Frances Marion

Cinematographer:

Percy Hilburn

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

M-G-M produced another adaptation of the musical in 1947. Also entitled Good News , that film was directed by Charles Walters and starred June Allyson and Peter Lawford (ses entry ... More Less

M-G-M produced another adaptation of the musical in 1947. Also entitled Good News , that film was directed by Charles Walters and starred June Allyson and Peter Lawford (ses entry below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Sep 1930.
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New York Times
6 Sep 1930
p. 9.
Variety
10 Sep 1930
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Stage dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
Interpolations
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical Good News by Lawrence Schwab, Lew Brown, Frank Mandel, B. G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson (New York, 6 Sep 1927).
SONGS
"He's a Ladies Man," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "The Varsity Drag," "Good News," "Tait Song" and "Students Are We," words and music by Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson
"If You're Not Kissing Me" and "Football," words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown
"I Feel Pessimistic," words by George Waggner, music by J. Russel Robinson
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SONGS
"He's a Ladies Man," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "The Varsity Drag," "Good News," "Tait Song" and "Students Are We," words and music by Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson
"If You're Not Kissing Me" and "Football," words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown
"I Feel Pessimistic," words by George Waggner, music by J. Russel Robinson
"Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy," words and music by Larry Shay, George Ward and Reggie Montgomery.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1506
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
8,100
Length(in reels):
11
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Among the students at Tait College are football star Tom Marlowe, whose neglect of studies threatens the chances of the school team; Bobby, a wise-cracking freshman, who makes a play for the school vamp, Babe, and wins her; and Connie, who falls for Tom. Although they all prefer the Varsity Drag to studying, Tom is finally reinstated with the help of Professor Kenyon. He wins the climactic game as well as the love of ... +


Among the students at Tait College are football star Tom Marlowe, whose neglect of studies threatens the chances of the school team; Bobby, a wise-cracking freshman, who makes a play for the school vamp, Babe, and wins her; and Connie, who falls for Tom. Although they all prefer the Varsity Drag to studying, Tom is finally reinstated with the help of Professor Kenyon. He wins the climactic game as well as the love of Connie. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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