Little Johnny Jones


1h 14m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 17, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Little Johnny Jones by George M. Cohan (New York, 4 Nov 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,621ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Jockey Johnny Jones rides Yankee, Ed Baker's racehorse, to victory at the Meadowbrook race, thereby attracting the attention of Sam Johnson, a stable owner, who takes Johnny to New York to race. Mary, Johnny's sweetheart, fondly bids him farewell, but he soon consorts with Vivian Dale, a Broadway actress, with whom he falls in love. Johnny becomes noted for his rendition of "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" at clubs, but he turns down an offer to go into show business. Mary and her father arrive to enter Yankee in a race, and Mary learns about Vivian, who tries to no avail to get Johnny to agree to throw the race. But when he is pocketed and his horse does lose, a telegram from Vivian causes him to be unjustly accused. Johnny goes to England, where he works in a Limehouse pub; and upon meeting Ed, he is given a chance to ride Yankee at Epsom Downs. He wins the race and Mary's love.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 17, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Little Johnny Jones by George M. Cohan (New York, 4 Nov 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,621ft (8 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

Remake of the 1923 Warner Brothers film of the same title, q. v.