Footlights and Fools


1h 10m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 4, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Footlights and Fools" by Katherine Brush (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Film Length
6,952ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Fifi D'Auray, the sensation of "The Sins of 1930," is actually Betty Murphy, who from her chorus days has been in love with Jimmy Willet, a gambling youth, though she refuses to marry him until he gets a job. Gregory Pyne, a wealthy young bachelor, becomes infatuated with Fifi and bribes his friend Claire to bring her to supper. There she quarrels with him and leaves in a feigned huff; and to make amends, Gregory agrees to give Jimmy a job as treasurer of the theater. When Jimmy declares he has been accused of complicity in a robbery and a warrant is issued for his arrest, Fifi accuses Pyne of framing him; then Jimmy defiantly reveals their marriage to Pyne, who is completely disillusioned. But when Fifi learns of Jimmy's guilt, she sends him away and makes plans for a divorce.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 4, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Footlights and Fools" by Katherine Brush (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Film Length
6,952ft (8 reels)

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