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Smiling Irish Eyes
(1929) American
B&W : Eight reels / 8550 feet
Directed by William A. Seiter

Cast: Colleen Moore [Kathleen O’Connor], James Hall [Rory O’More], Robert Homans [Shamus O’Connor], Claude Gillingwater [Michael O’Connor], Tom O’Brien [‘Black Barney’ O’Toole], Robert E. O’Connor [Sir Timothy Tyrone], Aggie Herring [Grandmother O’More], Betty Francisco [Frankie West], Julianne Johnston [Goldie De Vere], Edward Earle [George Prescott], Fred Kelsey [the county fair manager], Barney Gilmore [his assistant], Charles McHugh [his assistant], Madame Bosocki [the fortune teller], George Hayes [the taxi driver], Anne Schaefer [the landlady], John Beck [Tyrone’s butler], Oscar Apfel [Max North], Otto Lederer [Izzy Levi], William Strauss [Moe Levi], Dave Thursby [the Scotch barker], Dan Crimmins [the trouble-maker]

First National Pictures, Incorporated, production; distibuted by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by John McCormick. Screenplay by Tom J. Geraghty, with dialogue by Tom J. Geraghty, from a screen story by Tom J. Geraghty. Set decoration (set design) by Anton Grot. Wardrobe (costume design) by Edward Steveneson. Music score by Louis Silvers. Songs “Smiling Irish Eyes” by Ray Perkins (music) and Herman Ruby (lyrics), “A Wee Bit o’ Love,” “Then I’ll Ride Home with You,” and “Old Killarney Fair” by Norman Spencer (music) and Herman Ruby (lyrics). Choreography by Larry Ceballos, Walter Wills and Carl McBride. Assistant director, James Dunne. Cinematography by Sid Hickox and Henry Freulich. Edited by Al Hall. / © 18 September 1929 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP740]. Released 28 July 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 7932 feet by First National Pictures, Incorporated, on 22 September 1929. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 8 July 2009.

References: Drew-Speaking pp. 5, 182, 283 : Website-AFI.

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