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They Learned About Women (1930)

Approved | | Musical, Drama | 31 January 1930 (USA)
When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has ... See full summary »

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J.C. Nugent ...
Stafford
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When Jack and Jerry are not playing professional baseball with the Blue Sox, they are packing them in on the Vaudeville circuit. Jack is engaged to Mary, but a gold digger named Daisy has worked her way into his confidence. When Mary sees Jack and Daisy together, she leaves Jack and Jack marries Daisy the next day. When Daisy decides that she wants into the Vaudeville act, she has Jack dump both Jerry and his baseball contract. But Jack soon finds that - no act - means no money - means no Daisy. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The pan shot of Yankee Stadium is pre-1929 while the film is 1930. By then the left field triple deck stands were built. The archival footage of Yankee Stadium games differed. Some were shot during the World Series as evidenced by the bunting on the wall. It appears the Yanks are playing the Cubs. Other shots showed no bunting. One shot wasn't even from Yankee Stadium but a double decked field. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Oh, no kidding, I missed you so much, I started talkin' to your picture.
Jack: That's nothing. I wrote poetry to you.
Mary: You did? Let's see it!
Jack: I tore it up.
Mary: Oh, why?
Jack: For no rhyme or reason.
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Soundtracks

There Will Never Be Another Mary
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Joe Schenck
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Bessie Love steals home...
26 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

in this ok 1930 film that stars Joe Schenck and Gus Van as baseball players who hit the vaudeville stage off season. While Schenck and Van were real vaudeville stars, their film careers never took off, and this film showcases their strengths as performers as well as their weaknesses. Their ethnic accent-oriented songs will strike many today as being VERY un-PC just as their songs now seem blah. Into this mix, however, comes the wonderful Bessie Love as their love interest. The always perky Love has only a few moments to shine in this film, but she makes it all worthwhile once hoisted atop a pinao, ukelele in hand, and sings "I've Got a Man of My Own." Love was at the height of her film career in the late 20s and early 30s, before she bailed from Hollywood and headed to London. Love's number in this film, her appearance in Hollywood Revue of 1929, and her Oscar-nominated starring turn in The Broadway Melody all show why she was popular with filmgoers. Worth a look. Co-stars Mary Doran, Benny Rubin, and Tom Dugan.


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