Hold Everything


1h 14m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
May 1, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 20 Mar 1930
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Hold Everything by Buddy DeSylva, John McGowan, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown (New York, 10 Oct 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Film Length
7,513ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

At a training camp preparing for a heavyweight championship bout are Georges La Verne with Pop O'Keefe, his manager; Nosey Bartlett, the camp cook; and Gink Schiner, a lazy, second-rate fighter who is to appear in a preliminary before the big fight. Although Georges is pursued by society girl Norine Lloyd, he is more interested in Sue Burke, his advisor and childhood playmate; Toots, Gink's sweetheart, is constantly concerned over Gink's flirting with pretty girls. Larkin, manager of champion Bob Morgan, comes to the camp and attempts to have the fight "fixed," but O'Keefe informs him Georges will do his best. The Kicker is delegated by Larkin to incapacitate Georges at a party with a knockout pill, but Gink switches his drink with Nosey's. To everyone's surprise, Gink wins his bout. Before his fight, Georges is accosted by Morgan, and he fares badly in the ring until, with a change of tactics, he knocks out Morgan and wins the title.

Film Details

Release Date
May 1, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 20 Mar 1930
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Hold Everything by Buddy DeSylva, John McGowan, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown (New York, 10 Oct 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Film Length
7,513ft (10 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

When the picture was released in 1930, Bert Lahr, who had created the role of Gink on Broadway, strongly criticized the fact that Brown had copied many of Lahr's mannerisms in the film.