Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

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    • Cheer Up and Smile (1930)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      A story of youthfull love affirs and heartaches,
      in this lovely story playedf out by Arthur Lake and Dixie Dee.
      This comedy drama has unexpected twists,
      including Baclanova, an alurring vamp,
      attempting to steal Arthur from Dixie!!
      Summary by ethanedwards

      Full Cast
      Arthur Lake .... Eddie Fripp
      Dixie Lee .... Margie
      Olga Baclanova .... Yvonne
      'Whispering' Jack Smith .... Himself
      Johnny Arthur .... Andy
      Charles Judels .... Pierre
      John Darrow .... Tom
      Sumner Getchell .... Paul
      Franklin Pangborn .... Professor
      Buddy Messinger .... Donald
      J. Carrol Naish .... Bit Part (uncredited)
      Duke Morrison .... Bit Part (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Richard Connell story If I Was Alone with You
      Howard J. Green

      Joseph A. Valentine

      Art Department
      Duke Morrison .... property assistant

      A print of this film is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives.


      Filming Locations
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

      Cheer Up and Smile is a 1930 American musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield.
      The film starred Arthur Lake, Dixie Lee and Olga Baclanova
      and a 23-year old John Wayne had a minor uncredited role.

      Duke is credited as Duke Morrison.
      and also note, his credits in Art Department

      In this he shows good horsemanship,
      surely a sign of things to come.
      His style and approach were watched by Ford,
      who knew there was more to come from this young man

      User Review
      The Leader
      5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England)
      The 23 year old John Wayne handles leadership well in this film.
      There are moments where he proves that he can express deep feeling
      to lift him above the status of a personality. He demonstrates good horsemanship too,
      and hones his tools ready for subsequent productions.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

      I. “…..Duke played a college student in the film, and it was to be his last job as a prop man and bit part player. By the time Rough romance and Cheer up and smile were released, he was working on location in a $2 million film [The Big trail] – as its star.”

      II. “Cheer up and smile (William Fox studios 1930)… Duke played a college student in this campus musical comedy, billed as Duke Morrison.”

      III. “[Cast]…..Duke Morrison, (John Wayne).”

      IV. American Film Institute lists cast “Dixie Lee (Margie), Arthur Lake (Eddie Fripp), Olga Baclanova (Yvonne), "Whispering" Jack Smith (Himself), Johnny Arthur (Andy), Charles Judels (Pierry) , John Darrow (Tom), Sumner Getchell (Paul), Franklin Pangborn (Professor), Buddy Messinger (Donald). Directed by Sidney Lanfield.” 8

      V. No print has been viewed by the American Film Institute.8

      VI. “Primary sources for this filmography are the credits appearing in the films themselves….Cheer up and smile John Wayne as college student billed as Duke Morrison.”

      VII. “Way down in the cast list is Duke Morrison.”

      VIII. “Cast:…John Wayne.”

      IX. Preserved copy in UCLA18

      With thanks to Elly
      John Wayne Before Stagecoach
      Best Wishes
      London- England