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Puttin' on the Ritz

Puttin' on the Ritz(1930)

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Brief Synopsis

Crooner Harry Raymond and best friend James Tierney are working for a musical promoter when they meet Dolores Fenton who is trying to make ends meet by selling one of her songs. Raymond collaborates with Miss Fenton on her music but gets fired overzealoulsy selling it to his boss. Raymond and Tierney, along with their girlfriends, work in vaudeville until they are separated by a Broadway offer for Raymond and girlfriend Dolores. Success comes to the crooning Raymond in New York. He starts hobnobbing with high society, drinking heavily, and forgetting his old friends. It's a formula for a big fall.

Cast & Crew

Edward Sloman Director
Harry Richman Harry Raymond
Joan Bennett Dolores Fenton
James Gleason James Tierney
Aileen Pringle Mrs. Teddy Van Renssler
Lilyan Tashman Goldie DeVere
Purnell Pratt George Barnes
Richard Tucker Fenway Brooks
Eddie Kane Bob Wagner
George Irving Dr. Blair
Ray June Director of Photography
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 14 Feb 1930
Release Date:  1930 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White, Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  United Artists Corp.
Duration(mins):  not available Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,225    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • Puttin' on the Ritz

    Tom Foster 2011-01-05

    This film is the essence of 1930's musicals. It has it all for the Depression era folks....Escapt to night clubs, a great theme song ("With... MORE>