Is Zat So? (1927)

Comedy | 15 May 1927

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writer:

Philip Klein

Cinematographer:

George Schneiderman

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the 2 Jan 1927 FD, Arthur Housman was assigned a role in Is Zat So?, but he is not listed in credits.
       The play Is Zat So? was based on the unpublished play That's That by James Gleason and Richard Taber (1921). Paramount produced another adaptation of the play in 1935. That film, entitled Two Fisted , was directed by James Cruze and starred Lee Tracy and Rosecoe Karns (see entry). On 7 Sep 1926, Is Zat So? was adapted for a Lux Radio Theatre episode starring James Cagney and Robert Armstrong. Armstrong had also starred in the hit Broadway production of the ... More Less

According to the 2 Jan 1927 FD, Arthur Housman was assigned a role in Is Zat So?, but he is not listed in credits.
       The play Is Zat So? was based on the unpublished play That's That by James Gleason and Richard Taber (1921). Paramount produced another adaptation of the play in 1935. That film, entitled Two Fisted , was directed by James Cruze and starred Lee Tracy and Rosecoe Karns (see entry). On 7 Sep 1926, Is Zat So? was adapted for a Lux Radio Theatre episode starring James Cagney and Robert Armstrong. Armstrong had also starred in the hit Broadway production of the play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Jan 1927
p. 6.
Film Daily
22 May 1927.
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Los Angeles Times
27 May 1927
p. A9.
New York Times
17 May 1927
p. 27.
Variety
18 May 1927
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 May 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 14 May 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 May 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23997
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,950
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"Hap, a fight manager, picks up Chick to make a fighter out of him. After losing out they are befriended by Blackburn, a young millionaire, and take the place of servants who have left. After a misunderstanding, Chick wins the championship and he and Hap win the girls of their choice. Chick also proves Blackburn's brother-in-law to be a crook." ( Moving Picture World, 21 May 1927, ... +


"Hap, a fight manager, picks up Chick to make a fighter out of him. After losing out they are befriended by Blackburn, a young millionaire, and take the place of servants who have left. After a misunderstanding, Chick wins the championship and he and Hap win the girls of their choice. Chick also proves Blackburn's brother-in-law to be a crook." ( Moving Picture World, 21 May 1927, p211.) +

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