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A working title of the film was She Steps Out. An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by Fox in 1926 under the title The Family Upstairs. That film was directed by J. G. Blystone and starred Virginia Valli and Alan Simpson. Fox produced another adaptation of the play in 1939. Entitled Stop--Look and Love, that film was directed by Otto Brower and starred Jean Rogers and William Frawley (see entries). ...

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A working title of the film was She Steps Out. An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by Fox in 1926 under the title The Family Upstairs. That film was directed by J. G. Blystone and starred Virginia Valli and Alan Simpson. Fox produced another adaptation of the play in 1939. Entitled Stop--Look and Love, that film was directed by Otto Brower and starred Jean Rogers and William Frawley (see entries).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Jan 1930
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Variety
29 Jan 1930
p. 60
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Daniel Clark
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Al Bruzlin
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Family Upstairs by Harry Delf (New York, 17 Aug 1925).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"A Little House To Dream by a Mountain Stream," words by James Brockman, music by James Hanley.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
She steps out
Release Date:
12 January 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
12 December 1929
LP942
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69
Length(in feet):
6,295
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
Chinese
SYNOPSIS

When Joe Haller is promoted to superintendent, everyone in his family typically takes advantage of him, with the exception of Louise, his daughter. Mrs. Haller, an ardent matchmaker but overly protective of her daughter, makes the girl's life miserable. One night Louise meets Dick Grant at a concert. They become good friends and have a pleasant time until he visits the Haller home and her mother launches the usual routine; her father takes the situation in hand, however, and all ends ...

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When Joe Haller is promoted to superintendent, everyone in his family typically takes advantage of him, with the exception of Louise, his daughter. Mrs. Haller, an ardent matchmaker but overly protective of her daughter, makes the girl's life miserable. One night Louise meets Dick Grant at a concert. They become good friends and have a pleasant time until he visits the Haller home and her mother launches the usual routine; her father takes the situation in hand, however, and all ends well.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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