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Half Marriage (1929)

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A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

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A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying art and encourage the attentions of Tom, a persistent suitor. Judy and her jealous husband have an argument that leads her back to the city, a drunken, amorous Tom, and tragedy. Written by David Eickemeyer

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After the Clouds Roll By
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Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Ann Greenway
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Too Many Musicals
10 October 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Too many musicals like this killed the market for movie musicals for a few years. This mildly racy effort from the newly assembled RKO has a couple of decent songs with tunes written by Oscar Levant and the beautiful Olive Borden going for it. There's a bit of piquancy added as Olive doesn't tell her folks she is married so she can continue to sponge on them.

There are several issues, mostly related to the sound quality and some of the performances, which seem more suitable to the stage than to the movie screen. Also, this plays like a three-act, three-set play, with only enough exteriors shot to open it up slightly. In short, this is another forgettable film musical from 1929 that will be a pleasant time waster for people like me who enjoy such antiques, but not much more than that.


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