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Buddy G. DeSylva (play)
Robert Lord (screenplay)
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20 March 1930 (USA) See more »
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All Talking All Color 1930 Vitaphone Musical Comedy See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Joe E. Brown ... Gink Schiner

Winnie Lightner ... Toots Breen
Georges Carpentier ... Georges La Verne

Sally O'Neil ... Sue Burke

Edmund Breese ... Pop O'Keefe

Bert Roach ... Nosey Bartlett

Dorothy Revier ... Norine Lloyd

Jack Curtis ... Murph Levy
Tony Stabenau ... Bob Morgan (as Tony Stabeneau)
Lew Harvey ... Dan Larkin
James Quinn ... The Kicker (as Jimmie Quinn)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Abe Lyman ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Buddy G. DeSylva  play
Robert Lord  screenplay
John McGowan  play

Cinematography by
Devereaux Jennings  (as Dev Jennings)
Film Editing by
William Holmes 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glenn Rominger .... sound recording engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton Bridenbecker .... camera crew: Technicolor
Lee Davis .... camera crew: Technicolor
Eddie Garvin .... camera crew: Technicolor
Chuck Geisler .... camera crew: Technicolor
Frank B. Good .... camera crew: Technicolor
Carl E. Guthrie .... camera crew: Technicolor
Harry Hallenberger .... camera crew: Technicolor
E. Fox Walker .... camera crew: Technicolor
Other crew
Larry Ceballos .... choreographer

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74 min
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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When the picture was released in 1930, Bert Lahr, who had created the role of Gink on Broadway, strongly criticized the fact that Joe E. Brown had copied many of Lahr's mannerisms in the film.See more »
Toots Breen:[angry after finding Gink flirting with another girl] You were having a talk.
Gink Schiner:We were having a tête-à-tête.
Toots Breen:You were having a talk!
Gink Schiner:We were having a tête-à-tête!
Toots Breen:How do you spell it?
Gink Schiner:We were having a talk.
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All Talking All Color 1930 Vitaphone Musical Comedy, 27 May 2001
Author: from San Francisco, California

The film elements of this early Technicolor musical no longer exists. The Vitaphone disks, which I have heard, preserve the soundtrack. The musical numbers are great especially the number "When The Little Red Roses Get The Blues For You" which is played several times throughout the picture. The love story between Georges Carpentier and Sally O'Neill is secondary to the hilarious antics of the comedy duo, Winnie Lightner and Joe E. Brown. This picture was adapted from the stage musical of the same name by B. G. DeSylva and John McGowan. Only one song from the stage show remained: "You're The Cream In My Coffee." Dublin and Burke provided the great new songs for the Vitaphone production.

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