Little Johnny Jones (1929 film)

Little Johnny Jones is a 1929 American black-and-white musical film released in the United States adapted from the musical play of the same name. The film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy, who had acted in the 1923 silent version, and main character Johnny Jones was played by Edward Buzzell. The film is best known for its two Broadway classic songs from the play, "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy".

Little Johnny Jones
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Directed byMervyn LeRoy
Written byGeorge M. Cohan (play)
Edward Buzzell (adaption)
Adelaide Heilbron (adaption)
StarringEdward Buzzell
Alice Day
Edna Murphy
Music byRex Dunn
CinematographyFaxon M. Dean
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 1929 (1929-11)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States



In 2004, the American Film Institute nominated the song "Give My Regards to Broadway" from this film for AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs. [1]


  1. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-12.
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