Is Everybody Happy?
B&W : Nine reels / 7311 feet
Directed by Archie L. Mayo
Cast: Ted Lewis [Ted Todd], Alice Day [Gail Wilson], Ann Pennington [Lena Schmitt], Lawrence Grant [Victor Molnár], Julia Swayne Gordon [Mrs. Molnár], Otto Hoffman [the landlord], Purnell Pratt [the stage manager]
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Screenplay by James A. Starr and Joseph Jackson, from a screen story by James A. Starr and Joseph Jackson. Dance direction by Larry Ceballos. Songs “Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful?,” “I’m the Medicine Man for the Blues,” “New Orleans,” and “Samoa” by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst (music and lyrics); “In the Land of Jazz” and “Start the Band” by Ted Lewis (music and lyrics); “St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy (music); and “Tiger Rag” by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band (music) and Harry DeCosta (lyrics). Cinematography by Ben Reynolds. Intertitles by De Leon Anthony. Edited by Desmond O’Brien. / © 6 October 1929 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP749]. Released 19 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Lewis’s film debut. The film was also released in the USA in a silent version by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated in 1929. / Full-sound film.
Survival status: (unknown) : The soundtrack discs have survived.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 13 July 2009.
References: Shipman-Cinema p. 104 : Website-AFI.