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No, No, Nanette (1930)

A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

Director:

Clarence G. Badger

Writers:

Otto A. Harbach (play) (as Otto Harbach), Frank Mandel (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bernice Claire ... Nanette
Alexander Gray ... Tom Trainor
Lucien Littlefield ... Jim Smith
Louise Fazenda ... Sue Smith
Lilyan Tashman ... Lucille Early
Bert Roach ... Bill Early
Zasu Pitts ... Pauline Hastings
Mildred Harris ... Betty
Henry Stockbridge Henry Stockbridge ... Brady
Jocelyn Lee ... Flora
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Storyline

A bible publisher is falling in love with a chorus girl and finds himself backing a Broadway show.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No, no, Nanette See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(sound)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3240, Bernice Claire and Alexander Gray talk about the picture. See more »


Soundtracks

No, No, Nanette
(uncredited)
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Al Bryan
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Saw this in 1930. I was a child so I remember little.
14 September 2004 | by albertsandersSee all my reviews

I think the print I saw was made by the original two-color Technicolor process. The film is about putting on a Broadway show. I enjoyed the music but didn't entirely understand the plot. There was one bit of dialogue used repeatedly wherein Nanette, who is a bit of a harebrain, makes silly suggestions and is admonished by a stuffy older man who says condescendingly "No, no, Nanette". I thought the funniest part was when this sort of visionary (I thought he was an architect but realize now he must have been the scenic designer or maybe the playwright) explains his revolutionary way of staging the show. Something like this: the show will be performed in the orchestra and a swimming pool will be in the balcony. His listener asks "then where is the audience?" The reply: "On the stage!" The rest of my life I have occasionally thought of and sung to myself the song from the movie: "When skies are gray, I like to say/I want to be happy so I can make you happy too..." I have always wanted to hear it performed but I never have.


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