Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Charles Reisner|
|Written by||Al Boasberg
|Based on||Road Show
by Robert E. Hopkins
|Music by||Milton Ager
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||George Hively|
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The supporting cast features Jack Benny, Marie Dressler, and Polly Moran. This was Jack Benny's first film role.
The movie introduced the song "Happy Days Are Here Again".
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Eddie Rock (Jack Benny) is manager of a group of performers in the show "Goodbye Broadway".
- Bessie Love as Carlie Semour
- Charles King as Terry Fay
- Jack Benny as Eddie Rock
- George K. Arthur as Lester
- Polly Moran as Polly
- Gwen Lee as Peggy
- Nita Martan as Daphne Wayne
- Eddie Phillips as Don Cordova
- Marie Dressler as Bonnie
- Youcca Troubetzkov as Lanning
Chasing Rainbows was mostly filmed in black and white, but had two Technicolor sequences. Today those sequences are lost (originally removed for a 1931 re-release and destroyed in the Vault 7 fire), but the rest of the movie survives. It has been issued on DVD in the Warner Archive Collection. The lost sequences, with only the sound still existent on Vitaphone disks, include the "Happy Days Are Here Again" performance.
- Chasing Rainbows at the Internet Movie Database
- Chasing Rainbows at AllMovie
- Chasing Rainbows at the TCM Movie Database
- Chasing Rainbows at the American Film Institute Catalog
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