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Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 Details


In this musical comedy, a young man from Virginia who is heir to a wealthy estate falls in love with a girl who longs to be a Broadway star. He moves to New York to be with her but discovers that she's a lot more interested in her career than in settling down. Hoping to turn her gaze away from the Great White Way (and onto himself), he buys up controlling interest in the show in which she has just been cast -- and fires her. However, the young man first discovers unemployment makes her no more inclined to walk down the aisle with him, and besides, he now has the Actor's Equity to contend with. The cast includes John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, and Stepin Fetchit, and features the songs "The Breakaway," "Walking with Susie," and "The Varsity Drag." At this time, no prints of this film are known to exist. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


DeWitt Jennings
as Jay Darrell
David Rollins
Lola Lane
as Lila Beaumont
Stepin Fetchit
as Swifty
Warren Hymer
as Martin
Archie Gottler
as Stage Manager
Arthur Kay
as Orchestra Leader
Frank Richardson
Sharon Lynne
as Ann Foster
Jackie Cooper
as Guest
Sharon Lynne
as Ann Foster


David Butler
David Butler
Charles Van Enger
Archie Gottler
Arthur Kay
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Dietrich