Speakeasy (1929)

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  • SPEAKEASY


    DIRECTED BY BENJAMIN STOLOFF
    FOX FILM CORPORATION


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    Information From IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for
    the championship. However, he does not know that his manager is preparing to double-cross him.
    Written by Jim Beaver


    Full Cast
    Paul Page ... Paul Martin
    Lola Lane ... Alice Woods
    Henry B. Walthall ... Piano Player
    Helen Ware ... Min
    Sharon Lynn ... Mazie
    Warren Hymer ... Cannon Delmont
    Stuart Erwin ... Cy Williams
    James Guilfoyle ... Davey
    Erville Alderson ... City Editor
    Joseph Cawthorn ... Yokel
    Ivan Linow ... Wrestler
    Marjorie Beebe ... Speakeasy Patron
    Sailor Vincent ... Speakeasy Patron
    Helen Lynch ... Speakeasy Patron
    John Wayne(Duke Morrison) ... Extra (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Frederick Hazlitt Brennan adaptation
    Edwin J. Burke adaptation and dialogue (as Edwin Burke)
    Edward Knoblock play
    George Rosener play

    Cinematography
    Joseph A. Valentine


    Other crew
    William Fox .... presenter


    Trivia
    This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.


    All film elements to this movie are considered lost.
    But Vitaphone-style discs of the soundtrack survive


    This early movie which uses intercuts from
    Movietone news, is another movie where
    Duke is mentioned as being involved.



    Filming Locations
    Unknown


    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Speakeasy (1929) was an early talking sports drama film directed by Benjamin Stoloff
    and adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan and Edwin J. Burke.
    The picture was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation.
    Lola Lane and Paul Page played the lead roles.
    John Wayne, age 22, had a minor role in the film.


    All film elements to this movie are considered lost.
    But Vitaphone-style discs of the soundtrack survive


    This early movie which uses intercuts from
    Movietone news, is another movie where
    Duke is mentioned as being involved.


    The is a reference in a 64 page,
    John Wayne Biography published in 1979
    said this

    Quote

    The Fox Publicity Department,
    then went to work on him (Duke)


    Quote

    In an obscure biography dated July 8 1930,
    'John Wayne's... total picture experience
    (was) as a grip, and later as a prop boy at the
    Fox Studio, on such productions as
    Mother Macree, Four Sons and
    Speakeasy


    This is the ony known source of information of
    Duke being involved with this movie.


    True or not, we will know in time,
    but for now, still part of Duke's Filmography


    User Review

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().