Fox Movietone Follies of 1929

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929

theatrical release poster
Directed by David Butler and Marcel Silver
Produced by William Fox
Written by David Butler
William K. Wells
Starring Sue Carol
Sharon Lynn
Dixie Lee
Lola Lane
Music by Arthur Kay
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Edited by Ralph Dietrich
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
May 26, 1929 (1929-05-26)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, also known as Movietone Follies of 1929 and The William Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, was a black-and-white and color American musical film released by Fox Film Corporation.


George Shelby, a southern boy, comes to the city to dissuade Lila, his sweetheart, from embarking on a stage career and finally buys out the controlling interest in the revue so that he can fire her. On the opening night, however, she goes onstage when the prima donna of the show becomes temperamental, and she proves to be a big hit. At this development, George is able to sell the show back to the producer, who had previously lacked confidence in his investment and planned to take advantage of the youth's inexperience.



Annette Hanshaw, "Big City Blues" from Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (recorded April 5, 1929)

All songs were written by Con Conrad, Archie Gottler and Sidney D. Mitchell.


Filming locations for Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 included Havana, New York City, and Palm Beach, Florida.

Preservation status

The film had Multicolor sequences in its original release, as well as being filmed in the experimental Grandeur wide-screen process. It is now considered a lost film,[1] as all film prints known to exist were destroyed in fires at the Fox storage facility in New Jersey in 1937. The sequel, New Movietone Follies of 1930, also has Multicolor sequences and exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 Bradley, Edwin M. (2004). The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932. McFarland. pp. 42–43. ISBN 0-7864-2029-4.

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