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|
|Running time||90 minutes|
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 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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