On Your Back


1h 12m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 14, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "On Your Back" by Rita Weiman in Liberty Magazine (22 Feb 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,600ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Julianne rises from the rank of a Broadway modiste to owner of a fashionable Fifth Avenue salon, guided by a worn deck of cards and her faith in the future of her only son, Harvey, whom she sends to college. "Lucky" Jim Seymour suggests a plan by which she can benefit financially--extending credit to struggling showgirls under the egis of broker Raymond Pryer. Jeanne Burke, who is having an affair with Pryer, meets Harvey in a college town and becomes engaged to him; following graduation, Harvey takes a job in Pryer's office but leaves when he learns of her affair. Julianne, who disapproves of the girl, presses for payment of her account under threat of exposure, but Jeanne counters with the threat of revealing the particulars of Julianne's sideline activities. Ultimately, the mother relents.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 14, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "On Your Back" by Rita Weiman in Liberty Magazine (22 Feb 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,600ft (8 reels)

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Notes

A Spanish-language version of this film, Esclavas de la moda, was released in 1931.