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  Joan Crawford (right).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
(1929) American
B&W : Nine reels / 7911 feet
Directed by Jack Conway

Cast: Joan Crawford [Bingo], Robert Montgomery [Andy], Ernest Torrence [Ben Murchison], Holmes Herbert [Howard Presley], John Miljan [Bennock], Gwen Lee [Marjory], Edward Nugent [Paul], Don Terry [Gregg], Gertrude Astor [Mrs. Mason], Milton Fahrney [Jollop], Lloyd Ingraham [Dowling], Grace Cunard [Billie], Wilson Benge [Billcombe], Tom O’Brien

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Screenplay by Sylvia Thalberg and Frank Butler, with dialogue by Willard Mack, from the adaptation by Sylvia Thalberg and Frank Butler of a screen story by Charles E. Scoggins. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons and Van Nest Polglase. Gowns (costume design) by Adrian. Songs “Chant of the Jungle” by Nacio Herb Brown (music) and Arthur Freed (lyrics); and “That Wonderful Something (Is Love)” by Louis Alter (music) and Joe Goodwin (lyrics). Cinematography by Oliver Marsh. Sound engineers, Douglas Shearer and Fred R. Morgan. Intertitles by Lucile Newmark. Edited by William Gray and Charles Hockberg. / © 7 April 1930 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP1209]. Released 23 November 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Crawford’s first talking film. Montgomery’s first costarring role. The film was also released in a silent version at 5348 feet. / Full-sound film.

Comedy-Drama: Musical.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 4 October 2014.

References: Kobal-Fifty p. 50; Quirk-Crawford pp. 16, 74-75 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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