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Little Johnny Jones (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 November 1929 (USA)
Cohan comedy about a jockey.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

George M. Cohan (play), Edward Buzzell (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Buzzell ... Johnny Jones
Alice Day ... Mary Baker
Edna Murphy ... Vivian Dale
Robert Edeson ... Ed Baker
Wheeler Oakman ... Wyman
Ray Turner ... Carbon (as Raymond Turner)
Donald Reed ... Ramon
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Storyline

Little Johnny Jones is a jockey who is in love with his all-American sweetheart, Mary Baker, and also his career as the rider of thoroughbred horses. But he almost loses both when he is tricked by a showgirl, Vivian Dale. His story of vindication swings from the racetracks of America to England and the historical National Derby, with plenty of red-white-and-blue bunting waving behind the little patriot. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Lay your entertainment bets on Little Johnny Jones. He'll come through with the biggest joy winner you've ever seen. With Eddie Buzzell, the Personality Kid. (Print Ad- Granby Leader-Mail, ((Granby, PQ)) 24 January 1930) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derby d'amore See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from a Broadway musical starring George M. Cohan. "Little Johnny Jones" opened at the Liberty Theatre in New York on Nov. 7, 1904 and ran for 52 performances. See more »

Connections

Version of Little Johnny Jones (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight Place and Show
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Herman Ruby
Sung by Edward Buzzell (as Eddie Buzzell)
Publisher: Remick Music Corp.
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