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Face in the Sky (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 15 January 1933 (USA)
Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until... See full summary »

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Sharon Hadley
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Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until she promises to marry Joe. In New York he attempts to paint a huge sign that has stopped others before him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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They'll Warm Your Heart...Tickle Your Funnybone! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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15 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Sonho de Artista  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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'Divorce a la Mode (1932)' played before this film in some theaters during its original release. See more »

Soundtracks

Parade of the Ads
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Music by Val Burton, Will Jason and Arthur Lange
Lyrics by Val Burton and Will Jason
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Just saw rare film, "The Face In The Sky"
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any pre-1935 film with Spencer Tracy is not only rare viewing, but required viewing for true film buffs. This is a somewhat light-hearted story with Tracy as a billboard sign artist, teamed with Stuart Erwin. Mis-adventures ensue when they encounter a young woman forced to wed a hayseed she doesn't love. Somewhat ambitious production value brings the story from the rural hinterlands to a conclusion in New York City. Spencer Tracy gives a solid performance as a hard-on-the-outside soft-on-the-inside artist. Stuart Erwin provides comedy relief as his sidekick. I don't recall this film ever being shown on television, as it's one of those early Fox films that are hard to come by. Recommended, easy viewing for Tracy fans.


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