Footlights and Fools

Footlights and Fools is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed by William A. Seiter that was billed by Warner Brothers as an all-talking musical film and released in Vitaphone with Technicolor sequences.

Footlights and Fools
Film poster
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Produced byJohn McCormick
Written byThomas J. Geraghty
Carey Wilson
StarringColleen Moore
Raymond Hackett
Fredric March
Virginia Lee Corbin
Mickey Bennett
Edward Martindel
Adrienne d'Ambricourt
Music byAlois Reiser
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Sidney Hickox
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
  • November 8, 1929 (1929-11-08) (U.S.)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Moore plays the "dual" role of a French singer in America who was originally an American chorus girl in France to acquire a new persona.

Cast

Production background

This film was Moore's fourth film under her contract signed February 28, 1929, and followed Smiling Irish Eyes, also with Moore and directed by Seiter.

Preservation status

This is considered a lost film with only the Vitaphone disks existing.

Soundtrack

  • "If I Can't Have You (If You Can't Have Me)"
Lyric by Al Bryan
Music by George W. Meyer
Copyright 1929 by Remick Music Corporation
  • "You Can't Believe My Eyes"
Lyric by Al Bryan
Music by George W. Meyer
Copyright 1929 by Remick Music Corporation
  • "Ophelia Will Fool You"
Lyric by Al Bryan
Music by George W. Meyer
Copyright 1929 by Remick Music Corporation
  • "Pilly Pom Pom Plee"
Lyric by Al Bryan
Music by George W. Meyer
Copyright 1929 by Remick Music Corporation

See also

Footnotes

  • Jeff Codori (2012), Colleen Moore; A Biography of the Silent Film Star, McFarland Publishing,(Print ISBN 978-0-7864-4969-9, EBook ISBN 978-0-7864-8899-5).
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