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Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The screen's first original all talking, singing, dancing musical comedy. (Posters).

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This is the first film in which Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell sang in both their careers. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) We see a piece of paper that reads "Wednesday, July 10th 1929", then a few minutes later we see an invitation to an affair that reads "Monday, July 12th 1929". Actually, the 10th did fall on Wednesday that year, but the 12th fell on the following Friday. See more »

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Molly Carr: They think I'm bad. Do you understand? Bad!
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Referenced in The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) See more »

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YOU'VE GOT ME PICKIN' PETALS OFF O' DAISIES
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung and danced by Marjorie White and Frank Richardson
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One of the First Film Musicals a "Classic"
13 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

This was the first talkie for Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor, who starred in numerous romantic silent films together. Their chemistry is wonderful. This film was also one of the first film musicals. The supporting cast is terrific and there's a fun cameo by little Jackie Coogan who recites a poem (or at least starts to recite). The "Turn Up The Heat" dance sequence is a hoot. Very pre-code sensual with chorines writhing on the floor and palm trees complete with bananas shooting erectly up out of the floor (the movie theater audience howled) . Saw this film today at The Museum of Modern Art here in NYC as part of their "To Save and Project" series. The film has been beautifully restored and future generations will now be able to see this "classic" pristine print. Thank You MOMA.


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