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Spring Is Here (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 April 1930 (USA)
Betty a young woman is going steady with Terry but falls for an exciting new comer to town Steve. Betty's father wants her to marry Terry but she doesn't see that she actually is in love ... See full summary »

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(uncredited)

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(adapted from: the musical play by), (screen version) (as James A. Starr)
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Alexander Gray ...
Terry Clayton
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Betty Braley
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Emily Braley
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Peter Braley
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Mary Jane Braley
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Stacy Adams
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Rita Conway
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Betty a young woman is going steady with Terry but falls for an exciting new comer to town Steve. Betty's father wants her to marry Terry but she doesn't see that she actually is in love with him. With the help of Betty's mother Emily and her sister Mary Jane Terry is able to show Betty that they are meant for each other. Written by jessnken

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13 April 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chegou a Primavera  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.37 : 1
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Ford Sterling and Louise Fazenda, who played heroine Bernice Claire's parents, were both veterans of Mack Sennett's Keystone studios in the silent era. See more »

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Version of Yours Sincerely (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Baby
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Performed by Inez Courtney
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Rodgers & Hart curio with Broadway Cast member!
12 October 2006 | by (Jersey City, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This early sound preservation (sort of) of one of Rodgers & Hart's minor Broadway successes (104 performances at the Alvin Theatre at the end of the roaring 20's - March 11-June 8, 1929) was released July 20, 1930, just as the country started its slide into the Great Depression, but bears no actual responsibility therefore.

In truth, the film isn't exciting structurally, despite retaining several R&H standards from the stage - the title song, "Yours Sincerely" and "With A Song In My heart". Hollywood at the time was shameless in gutting successful stage properties of the very things which had made them successful in the first place and, in pre-Crash 1929, 100+ performances put SPRING IS HERE in the "hit" column, but it remains a pleasant entertainment and solid reminder of good light 1920's entertainment.

Possibly the most interesting aspect of the film however, is the one Broadway cast holdover - Inez Courtney as Mary Jane. Ms. Courtnay repeats a couple of her songs from Broadway and began a decade long career in Hollywood that would culminate as the unforgettable "Ilona' in Lubitsch's LITTLE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER which in turn helped inspire the later Broadway musical SHE LOVES ME.

While not a great musical or movie, the remains of Rodgers and Hart's score is a fine one - so fine in fact, that three years later the Vitaphone Corp. would give it (and the show) another outing with a two reel "Broadway Brevities" short called YOURS SINCERELY. Still minor, but still very entertaining.

Worth seeking out. Not a lost treasure perhaps, but very nice costume jewelery.


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