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It's a Great Life (1929)

Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Alfred Block (story), Al Boasberg (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosetta Duncan ... Casey Hogan
Vivian Duncan ... Babe Hogan
Lawrence Gray ... Jimmy Dean
Jed Prouty ... Mr. David Parker
Benny Rubin ... Benny Friedman
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Storyline

Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with her song. They are a hit, but in the final act, Casey again comes out and this time the president sees her act and fires both her and Babe on the spot. Benny is able to book Casey, Babe and Dean into Vaudeville and their act is popular. But before they have their shot at stardom, Dean and Babe leave Casey and the act. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cotton and Silk See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sheet music shown for songs from the movies Marianne (1929), The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), The Broadway Melody (1929), The Divine Lady (1929). See more »

Goofs

When the man upstairs says he'll call police, the audio doesn't match the movement of his mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Babe Hogan: Did you get the pocket book?
Casey Hogan: Yeah! Come on, let's beat it!
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Connections

Edited into Hello Pop (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed in the theater on vibraphone with accompaniment
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Rosetta Duncan ruins the picture with her annoying low brow acting.
4 October 2017 | by salvidienusorfitusSee all my reviews

Rosetta Duncan has to be one of the most annoying actresses I have ever seen. Jed Prouty deserves an academy award for pretending to be in love with this *blank* .... must have been the most difficult acting job in his career. At one point, during the first Technicolor sequence, Lawrence Gray almost kicks Rosetta Duncan....and you can't help wishing he had and right off the stage at that. Rosetta Duncan is about as funny as a room full of cockroaches. The film would have been improved greatly if she had been entirely removed from the cast.

Lawrence Gray has a pleasing voice and it is a shame he doesn't get to sing more.. and he is really the only reason I don't give this picture a 1. His rendition of "Following You" and "I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam" (the second in Technicolor) are the highlights of the picture. Vivian Duncan has a pleasant voice, but she is unfortunately drown out by her annoying sister's croaks. Benny Rubin is pretty much wasted in his tiny part.


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