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Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Brown
David Percy ...
Song and dance principal
Dorothy Blake
William Orlamond ...
Pop Evans
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Dean Crockett
Pete Donahue (as Duke Morrison)
Skeet Mulroy
Tom Patricola ...
Bubbles Crowell ...
Vina Gale ...
Adagio dancer
Muriel Gardner ...
Song and dance principal
Harriet Griffith ...
Adagio dancer
John Griffith ...
Adagio dancer
Charles Huff ...
Adagio dancer
Helen Hunt ...
Adagio dancer


Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

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lost film | songwriting | See All (2) »


Comedy | Musical





Release Date:

18 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fox Revyen Words and Music  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System) (one version)| (alternate version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is believed lost. Please check your attic. See more »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.81 (2010) See more »


Beauty Waltz
Performed by Lois Moran and David Percy
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A Law Student Turned Actor
5 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Believe it or not, John Wayne wanted to become a lawyer before John Ford persuaded him to act in films full time. This bland production only furnished Wayne with pocket money rather than advancing his career. Nevertheless, it did establish a life-long relationship between the two men.

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