Lightnin' (1930 film)

Lightnin' is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Henry King and written by S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien. The film stars Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Joel McCrea, Helen Cohan, Jason Robards, Sr. and Luke Cosgrave. The film was released on December 7, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3] It is a remake of the 1925 silent film, which was directed by John Ford.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byHenry King
Produced byJohn Golden
Henry King
Screenplay byS. N. Behrman
Sonya Levien
Based onLightnin'
by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon (play)
StarringWill Rogers
Louise Dresser
Joel McCrea
Helen Cohan
Jason Robards, Sr.
Luke Cosgrave
Music byArthur Kay
CinematographyChester A. Lyons
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 7, 1930 (1930-12-07)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lightnin' has the young man come to his hotel to find his wife who is seeking a divorce. He talks to the two who obviously are in love but they get in a tiff and the young man says ok, I am leaving and Lightnin' whispers to wife to call him back and then he has a sit down heart to heart and the couple leave with their marriage saved.



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  2. Hall, Mordaunt (1930-11-29). "Movie Review - The Lottery Bride - THE SCREEN; Music by Mr. Friml". Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  3. "Lightnin'". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
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