Chasing Rainbows

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For the Canadian TV miniseries, see Chasing Rainbows (TV series).
Chasing Rainbows
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Directed by Charles Reisner
Written by Al Boasberg
Robert E. Hopkins
Starring Bessie Love
Charles King
Music by Milton Ager
Jack Yellen
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Edited by George Hively
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) 1930 (1930)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Film preservation[edit]

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 included the "Happy Days Are Here Again" performance.


The movie introduced the song "Happy Days Are Here Again".

Marie Dressler became the studio's most valuable star later that same year as a result of Min and Bill with Wallace Beery, only to die of cancer four years later.

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