Half-way to Heaven


1h 6m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Here Comes the Bandwagon by Henry Leyford Gates (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
6,254ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Nick, the "swing" man in a trapeze troupe, loves Greta Nelson, the girl in the act; and Tony, the "flyer," incurs his enmity as Greta seems to favor him; thus Nick fails to catch Tony, and Tony is killed. Ned Lee, a novice, reports for the next engagement. Meanwhile, Greta discovers that Nick purposely dropped Tony, and, frightened, she seeks refuge with Ned, with whom she falls in love. Greta remains with the act to protect Ned, and when the jealous Nick plots to kill him in a similar manner, Ned swings past him and hangs by his feet. After the show, a fight results in Nick's dismissal and the reunion of the lovers.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Here Comes the Bandwagon by Henry Leyford Gates (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
6,254ft (8 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

Paramount also produced Spanish, French, German and Swedish-language versions of this film-see record for Sombras del circo.