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Jazz Heaven (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 November 1929 (USA)
A Southern songwriter brings his piano to New York and meets a girl who works on Tin Pan Alley


Melville W. Brown (as Melville Brown)


J. Walter Ruben (screen play), Cyrus Wood (screen play) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Sally O'Neil ... Ruth Morgan
Johnny Mack Brown ... Barry Holmes (as John Mack Brown)
Clyde Cook ... Max Langley
Joseph Cawthorn ... Herman Kemple (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... Walter Klucke
Blanche Friderici ... Mrs. Langley (as Blanche Frederici)
Henry Armetta ... Tony


Barry Holmes (Johnny Mack Brown), a southern songwriter, come to New York City's Tin-Pan Alley and meets and falls in love with radio-singer Ruth Morgan (Sally O'Neill) and they team up to write a song that will make them rich and famous. And with the help of song publishers Hennan Kemple (Joseph Cawthorn) and Walter Klucke (Albert Conti), they succeed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

3 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Jazz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ruth Morgan: What is this - a kidnapping?
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(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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Johnny Mack Brown and "Someone"
5 June 2011 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown stars as a songwriter who gets thrown out of his room because he plays the piano at night. After his piano is smashed while moving it, his landlord (Clyde Cook)lets him use a piano in the building where he is a night watchman.

Little do they know, however, that they are in a recording studio and the microphone is on. When the music starts, the guys in the control booth shut off the boring speaker and pipe the music through, which causes an avalanche of mail wanting information about the song, "Someone." The search for the songwriter starts a competition between battling business partners (Joseph Cawthorn, Albert Conti) and the radio station owner.

Sally O'Neil gets top billing and plays the girlfriend with that Jersey accent. Henry Armetta is the hapless piano mover, Blanche Frederici plays the landlady. The terrific song, "Someone," was written by Oscar Levant.

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