You Belong to Me


1h 7m 1934

Film Details

Also Known As
Honor Bright
Release Date
Sep 8, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Hollywood--Black-Foxe Military Institute, California, United States; Los Angeles--Mason Theatre, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Fifty-two Weeks for Florette" by Elizabeth Alexander in The Saturday Evening Post (13 Aug 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When vaudeville performer Florette Faxon is left penniless with her six-year-old son Jimmy, she relies on the friendship of fellow performer Bud Hannigan to help her get a job. Bud is reluctant to become her partner, as he has proven to himself to be unreliable in relationships, but he tells her to call him whenever she needs help. While working in a beer garden, Florette meets Hap Stanley, an avaricious performer who marries her to get the rights to perform her show routine. Hap dislikes Jimmy and eventually convinces Florette to send him away to school. Both Jimmy and Florette are broken-up over being apart, but Jimmy pretends it is what he wants so Florette can be happy with Hap. Jimmy is miserable at the B.B. Military Academy, especially as there is no one with whom he can talk about show business. One night, immediately before a show, Hap tells Florette he is splitting up with her. Florette is completely brokenhearted, and during a romantic number in which she is sent sailing over the audience on a swing, she falls to her death. Hap barely manages to conceal his indifference to her death and adamantly refuses to take responsibility for her son. Bud steps in and after promising to take care of Jimmy, travels to give him the bad news on parents' day at the school. Bud finds Jimmy talking to singing star Bonnie Kay, who has come to perform at the school as a special favor. Jimmy discovers that Bonnie, and Bud, both of whom he admires, are married. Bud is unable to tell Jimmy the truth about his mother and instead says she has been booked on a lengthy European tour. Jimmy is happy for her, but begins to cry at the thought of being left alone at the academy. Bonnie realizes that Bud left her years earlier because he was afraid that his selfishness and drinking would ruin her, and she and Bud reconcile and promise Jimmy that they plan to take him away from the school with them.

Film Details

Also Known As
Honor Bright
Release Date
Sep 8, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Hollywood--Black-Foxe Military Institute, California, United States; Los Angeles--Mason Theatre, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Fifty-two Weeks for Florette" by Elizabeth Alexander in The Saturday Evening Post (13 Aug 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The working title of the film was Honor Bright. The pressbook noted that Dickie Moore was originally cast as "Jimmy," but he was replaced by David Holt due to illness. The pressbook also provides the following information: LeRoy Prinz coached Helen Mack on her dance routine and Pauline Loretta, supervised by circus performer Gregory Novikoff, appeared on the overhead swing. Some scenes were filmed on location at the Black-Foxe Military Institute in Hollywood, and at the Mason Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.