Words and Music


1h 12m 1929

Brief Synopsis

Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student. Notable as the first movie in which John Wayne gets billing (as Duke Morrison).

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 18, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (one version), Silent (alternate version)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,500ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Fraternity brothers Phil Denning and Pete Donahue are competing to have campus sweetheart Mary Brown lead their musical numbers in the college's annual revue. Phil wins out, but Mary gets involved in a practical joke directed toward the straitlaced dean of women and is about to be exposed by Dorothy Blake, who sets as the price of her silence the leading part in Tom's number. A good sport, Mary joins Pete's skit and helps make it a success. Then, when she hears about Dorothy's ruse, Mary boldly confesses to Dean Crockett that she is responsible for the practical joke, replaces Dorothy in Phil's number, and wins the contest for him.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 18, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (one version), Silent (alternate version)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,500ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

When Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929) was found to have too much footage, Lois Moran's numbers were cut and this film was fashioned around them.

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.