The Butter and Egg Man


1928

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 23, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Butter and Egg Man, a Comedy in Three Acts by George S. Kaufman (New York, 1926).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,300ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Smalltown boy Peter Jones, a clerk in his grandmother's Chillicothe, Ohio, hotel, fulfills his lifelong ambition to become a Broadway producer when shady producer Jack McLure sells him a play that is sure to fail. Jones falls in love with Mary Martin, his leading lady, and the play has a sellout run in New York. Successful and satisfied, Jones sells the production back to McLure and returns to Chillicothe with Mary.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 23, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Butter and Egg Man, a Comedy in Three Acts by George S. Kaufman (New York, 1926).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,300ft (7 reels)

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