Words and Music (1929)

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    • Words and Music (1929)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary,
      Lots of songs and hundreds of chorus girls,.
      This is the tale of two college rivals,
      who enter into a furious competition,
      for the best musical comedy number.
      At the end is the $1500 prize and of course
      the love of the campus belle!
      Summary by ethanedwards

      Information from IMDb

      Full Cast
      Lois Moran .... Mary Brown
      David Percy .... Song and dance principal
      Helen Twelvetrees .... Dorothy Blake
      William Orlamond .... Pop Evans
      Elizabeth Patterson .... Dean Crockett
      John Wayne .... Pete Donahue (as Duke Morrison)
      Frank Albertson .... Skeet Mulroy
      Tom Patricola .... Hannibal
      Eddie Bush .... Biltmore Quartet member (as Biltmore Quartet)
      Paul Gibbons .... Baltimore Quartet member (as Biltmore Quartet)
      Bill Seckler .... Biltmore Quartet member (as Biltmore Quartet)
      Ches Kirkpatrick .... Biltmore Quartet member (as Biltmore Quartet)
      Bubbles Crowell .... Bubbles
      Vina Gale .... Adagio dancer
      Muriel Gardner .... Song and dance principal
      Harriet Griffith .... Adagio dancer
      John Griffith .... Adagio dancer
      Charles Huff .... Adagio dancer
      Helen Hunt .... Adagio dancer
      Dorothy Jordan .... Song and dance principal
      Richard Keene .... Singer
      Helen Parrish .... Song and dance principal
      Arthur Springer .... Adagio dancer
      Jack Wade .... Song and dance principal
      Dorothy Ward .... Girl
      Sugar Adair .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Darline Addison .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Harry Albers .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Iris Ashton .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Julie Blake .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Ward Bond .... Bit part (uncredited)
      Raymond Brown .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Lita Chevret .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Marie Cooper .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Diana Dare .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Dot Darling .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Lucille Day .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Sayre Dearing .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Frances Dee .... (uncredited)
      Carl Dial .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Blanche Fisher .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Tom Gentry .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Kenneth Gibson .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      June Glory .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Dick Gordon .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Dorothy Granger .... Bit part (uncredited)
      Charlotte Hagaler .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Kathryne Hankin .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Earl Hughes .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Katherine Irving .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Lucile Jacques .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Adele Cutler Jerome .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Billy Kittridge .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Paula Langlen .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Mildred Laub .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Mildred Livingston .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Jean Lorraine .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Helen Louise .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Mae Madison .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Peggy Malloy .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Mavis May .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Earl McCarthy .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      William Miller .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Marion Mills .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Paul Power .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Betty Recklaw .... Showgirl (uncredited)
      Emily Renard .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Bobby Renee .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Thelma Roberts .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Maurice Salvage .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Bernice Snell .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      John Sylvester .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      M. Troubetsky .... Chorus man (uncredited)
      Darleen Ver Jean .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Marion Weldon .... Ensemble member (uncredited)
      Wilma Wray .... Ensemble member (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Andrew Bennison
      Frederick Hazlitt Brennan

      Original Music
      Con Conrad
      Archie Gottler
      Sidney D. Mitchell
      Dave Stamper

      Don Anderson
      Charles G. Clarke
      Charles Van Enger

      Art Department
      Duke Morrison .... property assistant

      Other crew
      William Fox .... presenter
      Frank Merlin .... associate director
      Edward Royce .... dance director

      When Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929) was found to have too much footage,
      Lois Moran's numbers were cut and this film was fashioned around them.

      Ward Bond's film debut.

      This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

      Considered a lost film.

      Filming Locations

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Words and Music (1929)

      Words and Music is a 1929 American musical comedy film, directed by James Tinling,
      and starring Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees, and Frank Albertson. I
      t was written by Andrew Bennison with story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan and Jack Edwards.

      Released by Fox Film Corporation, the film is notable as the first
      in which John Wayne is credited as "Duke Morrison."
      Wayne was also credited as "Duke Morrison"
      as a property assistant in the Art Department.

      Ward Bond, Wayne’s lifelong good friend, also had a bit part in the movie.

      Duke is credited as Duke Morrison in this one,
      but it was a bland production,
      which for Duke was just a bread winner, rather than
      a career move!
      He was cast in a minor role as a student Pete ,
      vying for the top prize and the love interest.
      He danced with Lois Moran,
      and received his first screen credit.

      Having said that though,
      it once again helped to cement
      the relationship with John Ford,
      who wasn't the director, but influential at Fox.

      He grew friends with George O'Brien,
      who later helped Duke get a part in
      Rough Romance

      Duke said
      Thanks to my friendship with George O'Brien...
      I was made to feel I belonged to the lot...
      I loved going to work at the studio.
      I felt this was my life, my future.

      User Review
      A Law Student Turned Actor
      5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England)

      Believe it or not, John Wayne wanted to become a lawyer before
      John Ford persuaded him to act in films full time.
      This bland production only furnished Wayne with pocket money
      rather than advancing his career. Nevertheless,
      it did establish a life-long relationship between the two men.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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