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Children of Pleasure (1930)

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Successful songwriter falls for society girl who is just playing around. He doesn't realize that his girl-Friday is the one he really loves until it is almost too late. Although he is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Gray ...
Danny Regan
Wynne Gibson ...
Emma Gray
Judith Wood ...
Pat Thayer (as Helen Johnson)
Kenneth Thomson ...
Rod Peck (as Kenneth Thompson)
Lee Kohlmar ...
Bernie (as Lee Kolmar)
May Boley ...
Fanny Kaye
Benny Rubin ...
Andy Little
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Successful songwriter falls for society girl who is just playing around. He doesn't realize that his girl-Friday is the one he really loves until it is almost too late. Although he is dazzled by high society, he overhears the society girl's admission of just fooling in time to avoid marriage. Played against a theatrical backdrop, there are lots of songs and production numbers. Written by Ed Lorusso

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26 April 1930 (USA)  »

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The play opened in New York on 13 August 1928. See more »

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Edited into Roast-Beef and Movies (1934) See more »

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The Whole Darned Thing's for You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
Performed by Lawrence Gray and The Biltmore Trio
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Lawrence Gray Star
10 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Snappy musical of songwriter (Lawrence Gray) who falls for a society girl (Helen Johnson) much to the chagrin of his faithful secretary (Wynne Gibson). Gray sings a few songs and there are some productions numbers from Broadway shows that feature May Boley, Benny Rubin, and Gibson.

Supposedly loosely based on the life of Irving Berlin, this is an interesting early musical, one of many that Gray starred in. The songs are pretty much integrated into the plot and chart the course of love as Gray writes songs for Johnson (also known as Judith Wood) and then creates dark lyrics when he learns she's only out for a lark.

I suspect some material has been cut and long lost since the film clocks in at a little over an hour.

Gray is a pleasant leading man, Gibson a surprise in her singing number, Boley a powerhouse (despite the hideous costumes) as the "red hot mama," and Rubin always good for a laugh. Cameos by Jack Benny and Cliff Edwards don't add much. Co-stars include Kenneth Thomson, Ann Dvorak (chorus girl), Mary Carlisle, Lee Kohlmar, and Doris McMahon, the girl from Buster Keaton's FREE AND EASY who wants to sing a funny song.


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