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Spring Is Here (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 April 1930 (USA)
Betty a young woman is going steady with Terry but falls for an exciting new comer to town Steve. Betty's father wants her to marry Terry but she doesn't see that she actually is in love ... See full summary »

Director:

John Francis Dillon (uncredited)

Writers:

Owen Davis (adapted from: the musical play by), Jimmy Starr (as James A. Starr)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Gray ... Steve Alden
Alexander Gray ... Terry Clayton
Bernice Claire ... Betty Braley
Louise Fazenda ... Emily Braley
Ford Sterling ... Peter Braley
Inez Courtney ... Mary Jane Braley
Frank Albertson ... Stacy Adams
Natalie Moorhead ... Rita Conway
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Storyline

Betty a young woman is going steady with Terry but falls for an exciting new comer to town Steve. Betty's father wants her to marry Terry but she doesn't see that she actually is in love with him. With the help of Betty's mother Emily and her sister Mary Jane Terry is able to show Betty that they are meant for each other. Written by jessnken

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chegou a Primavera See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rita is played by Natalie Moorhead. In the Broadway production, Rita sings "You Never Say Yes." Moorhead does not sing in the film because the song was cut. See more »

Goofs

Composer Richard Rodgers' name was incorrectly spelled as "Rogers" in the main title credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Yours Sincerely (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

How Shall I Tell?
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Performed by Bernice Claire
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Rodgers & Hart curio with Broadway Cast member!
12 October 2006 | by escheticSee all my reviews

This early sound preservation (sort of) of one of Rodgers & Hart's minor Broadway successes (104 performances at the Alvin Theatre at the end of the roaring 20's - March 11-June 8, 1929) was released July 20, 1930, just as the country started its slide into the Great Depression, but bears no actual responsibility therefore.

In truth, the film isn't exciting structurally, despite retaining several R&H standards from the stage - the title song, "Yours Sincerely" and "With A Song In My heart". Hollywood at the time was shameless in gutting successful stage properties of the very things which had made them successful in the first place and, in pre-Crash 1929, 100+ performances put SPRING IS HERE in the "hit" column, but it remains a pleasant entertainment and solid reminder of good light 1920's entertainment.

Possibly the most interesting aspect of the film however, is the one Broadway cast holdover - Inez Courtney as Mary Jane. Ms. Courtnay repeats a couple of her songs from Broadway and began a decade long career in Hollywood that would culminate as the unforgettable "Ilona' in Lubitsch's LITTLE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER which in turn helped inspire the later Broadway musical SHE LOVES ME.

While not a great musical or movie, the remains of Rodgers and Hart's score is a fine one - so fine in fact, that three years later the Vitaphone Corp. would give it (and the show) another outing with a two reel "Broadway Brevities" short called YOURS SINCERELY. Still minor, but still very entertaining.

Worth seeking out. Not a lost treasure perhaps, but very nice costume jewelery.


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