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27 September 1930 (USA) See more »
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Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Jerry Downes

Nancy Carroll ... Lora Moore

Zelma O'Neal ... Angie Howard

Jack Haley ... Jack Martin

Eugene Pallette ... J.C. Effingham

Thelma Todd ... Ruth Van Horn

Albert Gran ... Martin Bascomb

Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Bascomb
Margaret Lee ... Babs Bascomb
Claude King ... 'Mac' Moore
Don Tomkins ... 'Dinty' Moore (as Don Tompkins)

George Olsen ... Bandleader (as George Olsen and His Band)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lindsay Bourquin ... Young Girl (uncredited)

Sidney Bracey ... Doctor (uncredited)

Virginia Bruce ... Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ... Seamstress (uncredited)

Frances Dee ... Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
Ray Erlenborn ... (uncredited)
Cammilla Johnson ... Girl with Bicycle (uncredited)
Bettye Junod ... Woman (uncredited)

Geneva Mitchell ... Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)

Shirley Jean Rickert ... Little Cherub - 'I Want To Be Bad' Musical Number (uncredited)

John Sheehan ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Lloyd Corrigan 
Laurence Schwab 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lew Brown  play (as Brown)
Lloyd Corrigan  uncredited
Buddy G. DeSylva  play (as De Sylva)
Ray Henderson  play (as Henderson)
Frank Mandel  uncredited
Laurence Schwab  play

Produced by
Frank Mandel .... producer (as Mandel)
Laurence Schwab .... producer (as Schwab)
Original Music by
Vernon Duke (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle 
Henry W. Gerrard  (as Henry Gerrard)
Film Editing by
Alyson Shaffer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Dorothy Ponedel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Hallenberger .... camera operator (uncredited)
Eugene Richee .... still photographer (uncredited)
Emmett Schoenbaum .... still photographer (uncredited)
E. Fox Walker .... camera operator (uncredited)
Other crew
David Bennett .... dance director

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92 min
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised.See more »
Boom mic visible: When Effingham and Angie are standing on the bench (after spying on Lora and Jerry) a microphone shadow falls on his arm several times.See more »
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Fore!, 12 August 2015
Author: GManfred from Ramsey, NJ

All reviewers seem to love this picture and I, too, tried to love it. The early Technicolor looked great and the whole production showed a lot of energy from all parties. True, several of them were in the Broadway musical and recreated their roles, chief among them were Jack Haley and Zelma O'Neal. I thought Haley hammed it up outrageously and was a grating presence much of the time. Zelma O'Neal, on the other hand, was terrific. She was energetic and showed a great deal of talent and overall ability; "Button Up Your Overcoat" belonged to her and Haley was just along for the ride.

Buddy Rogers was the nominal star and looked heavily made up for some reason and didn't give one of his better performances. Nancy Carroll, on the other hand, was in her element and didn't disappoint. But the story was over the top and grew tiresome despite the short running time of 92 minutes. I appreciate comic zaniness but I felt this one ladled it on with a trowel. Tragic comedienne Thelma Todd was on hand but was largely wasted and Eugene Palette was too old for his part. To top it all off, the music was ordinary, except for the "Button Up Your Overcoat" number.

As I said, I tried. Judging from the reception it got at Capitolfest in Rome,N.Y., I must have been the only wet blanket. "Follow Thru" is a Paramount picture, which could explain its absence from the public forum, as all early Paramount films are owned by Universal and are kept under lock and key.

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