Why Leave Home?


1h 10m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 25, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Cradle Snatchers, a Farce-Comedy in Three Acts by Russell G. Medcraft and Norma Mitchell (New York, c1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,388ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Billie, Jackie, and Mary are coquettish chorus girls who happen by the frat house of José, Oscar, and Dick, and they emerge from the encounter with dates for the evening, although they were previously committed to Roy, George, and Elmer, three devious devils who have used duck hunting as the deception for their wives, Ethel, Susan, and Maude. The ladies, feeling themselves somewhat deserted, engage three young bucks at $200 apiece for the soirée, and not only do the three escorts turn out to be none other than José, Oscar, and Dick, but Dame Fortune sends the delirious dozen to the same roadhouse. All the couples eventually get sorted out as Mary happily serenades Dick with "Look What You've Done to Me."

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 25, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Cradle Snatchers, a Farce-Comedy in Three Acts by Russell G. Medcraft and Norma Mitchell (New York, c1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,388ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

Remake of The Cradle Snatchers, 1927.