Speakeasy (1929)

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    • Speakeasy (1929)

      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

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    • Re: Speakeasy (1929)

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

      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
      The 22 Year Old John Wayne
      23 September 2003 | by The-Lonely-Londoner (London, England)

      There was definitely something to be said about the young John Wayne.
      Whatever you may think about 19th century American history,
      he embodies the recreation (and reinvention) of the American west on screen.
      No matter how far removed the myth is from reality,
      he made entertaining viewing in almost all of his films.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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