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Sonny Boy
(1929) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6010 feet
Directed by Archie Mayo

Cast: Davey Lee [Sonny Boy], Betty Bronson [Winifred Canfield], Edward Everett Horton [Crandall Thorpe Jr.], Gertrude Olmstead [Mary], John T. Murray [Hamilton], Tommy Dugan [Mulcahy], Edmund Breese [Crandall Thorpe Sr.], Lucy Beaumont [Mrs. Thorpe], Jed Prouty [Phil]

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Screenplay by C. Graham Baker, with dialogue by James A. Starr, from a screen story by Leon Zuardo. Cinematography by Ben Reynolds. Intertitles by James A. Starr. Edited by Owen Marks. Music score arrangement by Louis Silvers. / © 13 April 1929 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP767]. Premiered 27 February 1929 in New York, New York. Released 18 April 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version. / [?] Full-sound film?


Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Children - Disguises - Families: Sister-sister relationships - Law: Enforcement (Police: Detectives), Judicial (Attorneys, Lawyers) - Marriages - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 24 December 2008.

References: Best-Those pp. 155, 159; Edmonds-BigU p. 154 : Website-AFI.

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